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Thursday, June 7, 2012 06:05 am
POT SMOKERS GET SLEEPYIn response to Sheldon Richman’s column [“When will Obama evolve on the drug war?” GUESTWORK, May 24], I agree. Marijuana should be legalized. In the late &rsqu...
Thursday, May 31, 2012 10:59 am

Taxes and gambling

TAX GAMBLING, NOT PEOPLEThe Illinois budget would probably be balanced today, except for the $37.5 billion to $46 billion given away to Illinois gambling interests over the last two decades. Faced in ...
Thursday, May 24, 2012 09:34 pm
ROBBING STATE WORKERSI am a normal Illinois state government worker. I didn’t get my job because I knew someone. I got my job because I took a test, got an A, went to an interview and the person...
Thursday, May 17, 2012 09:08 am
RETIREMENT SOLUTIONI think I may have come up with the solution for current and future state retirees and our concerns about health insurance and retirement. I think we should just operate under the s...
Thursday, May 10, 2012 08:04 am

City infrastructure and SURS

NO POT OF GOLDI read with interest the article on the city infrastructure written by Bruce Rushton [see “Plan? What plan? Still no fix for city infrastructure,” May 3]. The city inherited ...
Thursday, May 3, 2012 03:28 pm

Pension reform, political funding and and parking

PENSION RIGHTSI’m all for paying my fair share. However, proposed Illinois state pension reform goes beyond fair share into highway robbery. The current $32,000/year average (also the U.S. avera...
Thursday, April 26, 2012 01:31 am
WOMEN AGAINST REGISTRYJerry Sandusky is at the center of the Penn State sex abuse scandal. Jerry Sandusky was not on any sex offender registry, which is the case in more than 95 percent of sexual offe...
Thursday, April 19, 2012 03:31 pm

Chicken, the Postal Service and parking lots

CHICK FIGHTMaybe if Chic-fil-A moves to Springfield we should all move out. [See “What would Col. Sanders do? Chick-fil-A generates controversy at UIS,” by Bruce Rushton, posted April 11.]...
Thursday, April 12, 2012 06:11 am
COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER“Faith, hope and statuary” [by James Krohe Jr., April 5] was an overly tilted and in my case insulting piece of “work.” I admit that I have not perso...
Thursday, April 5, 2012 03:11 pm

Chris Britt, Truancy and Coroner candidates

NOT A BRITT FANJust recently I started to again read your weekly newspaper, which I have never been a fan of, and then here you go again, you hire another SJ-R reject, Chris Britt. Then Britt starts p...

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