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Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 04:10 pm
FIRST NIGHT HIP-HOPI am pleased that Illinois Times and the Springfield Community have finally acknowledged what national underground artists have known for years: Torch Tuesdays. [See “Hip-hop ...
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011 05:13 pm
NONPROFITS STAND TO LOSEEvery nonprofit in our area that uses the bulk mail service in Springfield will suffer if the post office closes the mail sorting operations in Springfield. The great service p...
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 10:33 pm
ABSOLUTE HELLI was a MacArthur Park resident up until about five months ago [see “MacArthur Park’s Slumdog Millionaire,” by Bruce Rushton, Sept. 15]. I think that it is ridiculous fo...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 02:01 pm
COUNTY CAT TAXLet’s call it what it is – a tax on people who own cats. The Sangamon County Board needs money for its budget and this is the way they plan to get it. The requirement to regi...
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 01:51 pm
PINCHIN’ PENSIONSFor the most part, the story on pensions was balanced [see “Pinchin’ pensions,” by Rachel Wells, Sept. 1] although I would like to have seen more emphasis on t...
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 10:35 pm

Car lots and red cross

SOMETHING NOT BETTERSeriously, when you think of a neighborhood, do you think about a car lot? Why would you? Are you imagining air power tools to drown out those noisy carillon bells? “Neighbor...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011 05:26 pm

Bybbues abd schools that work

BUNNIES BACKWelcome back, “Life in Hell”! We have missed you. Break a (rabbit) foot!Chaminade KelleyDecaturP.S. Does this mean that rabbits really do return from Hell?SCHOOLS THAT WORKCong...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 09:13 am

DCFS fails kids

DCFS FAILS KIDSWhile I appreciate the article on the mental health issues of adopted foster children, I do have to object to the article’s title [see “When adoptions go wrong: Giving up cu...
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 12:35 pm
TURKEY DAMMayor Houston promised us a balanced budget, but it looks like he wants to spend money we don’t have on Hunter Dam, a project we don’t need. Federal regulators have said three ti...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011 09:26 am
NOT CORN, BEANSI believe James Krohe Jr. [see “It’s not the heat, it’s the corn,” July 21] and Mr. Changnon (Northern Illinois University climatologist) both have beans between...

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