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Thursday, April 14, 2011 03:19 pm
CONCEALED CARRY QUESTIONSWe are living in a state of anxiety these days. One of the things that we have focused our fears on is crime, and the only help being offered in the public forum seems to be s...
Thursday, April 7, 2011 03:20 pm

Guns and schools

GUNS VS. SCHOOLSI mourn the passing of the good old days when political and military leaders spoke wisely and bluntly about the issues facing the country.Possibly some leaders still are speaking wisel...
Thursday, March 31, 2011 12:49 pm

Constitution, real leaders and home birth

WRONG PATHThe column by James Krohe Jr. in Illinois Times Feb 17 was interesting and factual [see “Sacred documents: Why the Constitution is not our political holy book”]. However, taking ...
Thursday, March 24, 2011 06:01 pm
COST OF CUTSRegarding “Quinn makes shameful cuts to child care,” by Rich Miller, Feb. 10: I am a home daycare provider. I have a family with three children. The mother, 27 years old, is go...
Thursday, March 17, 2011 04:46 pm
AFGHANISTAN CONT.Although I agree that the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq have lost all purpose and reason, I caution you not to hope that the invasions will end anytime soon [See “The longes...
Thursday, March 10, 2011 05:50 am

Health care, capitol rallys and penions

MARCH AGAINST SUFFERINGI was amazed that the article by James Krohe Jr., “Living too high off the hog” [ March 3] was even considered for publication. His comparison of members of our comm...
Thursday, March 3, 2011 12:48 am
LABOR UNDER ATTACKCorporate interests are attacking labor unions. They are using “divide and conquer” tactics on working Americans understandably outraged by the current economic situation...
Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 02:01 pm
CRASH CORNERSpringfield’s intersection of Lawrence Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard is considered a dangerous place. Known as the “high accident intersection,” everyone in town seems t...
Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 06:09 am

Electons and the death penalty

CRITICAL ELECTIONThis is perhaps the most important Springfield mayoral election in generations. Central issues this time are bean counting and professional management. None of the other ideas that yo...
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 01:23 pm
RELIABLE TRAINSDuring last week’s blizzard, Amtrak’s website stated that regular train service was running with only minor delays. Meanwhile, nationwide more than 6,000 flights were cancel...

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