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Thursday, June 30, 2011 06:49 pm
GREENSPACEWith reference to the “Publisher’s note” in last week’s IT concerning her observation of the lack of greenspace in the new Scheel’s parking lot, a familiar chor...
Thursday, June 23, 2011 01:58 pm

Nuclear power and prisons

OPTIMISM WE CAN’T AFFORD Rachel Wells’ excellent June 2 article on nuclear safety [see “The nuke next door: Is the Clinton nuclear power plant prepared for a Fukushima-level disaster...
Thursday, June 16, 2011 01:40 pm

Innocence Project and Charity Funds

MAKE PROSECUTORS PAYYou have had a series of articles on the Downstate Illinois Innocence Project at UIS [see “Defenders of the innocent,” May 26, by Patrick Yeagle]. This last year I audi...
Thursday, June 9, 2011 12:43 am

Gambling expansion, the homeless and prison inmates

VETO GAMBLING EXPANSIONGov. Quinn, you repeatedly said the gambling expansion bill was too top heavy and said it would make Illinois the Las Vegas of the Midwest. Yet legislators kept adding to the bi...
Thursday, June 2, 2011 11:03 am
FLEECING OF ILLINOISOur present-day leaders are not real leaders, they are hypocrites. Our state lawmakers and the governor want to cut benefits of current state employees, but they don’t mind l...
Thursday, May 26, 2011 03:20 pm
COSTS OF GAMBLINGSince 1990, the continual proposals for a Chicago casino and more electronic gambling machines/slot machines (EGMs/slots) have demonstrated that history repeats itself. While Illinois...
Thursday, May 19, 2011 11:45 pm
JUVENILE JUSTICEShould children who commit low-level offenses be incarcerated, or is there a more productive use of scarce state resources? This is one of the issues posed in House Bill 83, now pendin...
Thursday, May 12, 2011 05:12 am

Low income apartments and abandonded buildings

LOW-INCOME APARTMENTSI have to say I don’t follow the goings on of the Springfield City Council all that closely but I am flabbergasted at Ald. Gail Simpson’s total lack of regard for her ...
Thursday, May 5, 2011 11:20 am

John Shimkus, Autisum funding and gardening

SHIMKUS AWAY FROM HOMEI often appreciate the statements Congressman John Shimkus makes to area news outlets about the environment. He speaks in favor of protecting public health and supporting real sc...
Thursday, April 28, 2011 03:20 pm

Going green, Jerald Jacobs and Hunter Lake

GOING GREENYour article, “Renewing your home with solar and wind” [by Karen Fitzgerald, April 21] seemed interesting, but I wanted to tell you the real story about trying to go green.I&rsq...

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