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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...
Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 11:56 am

Barnes & Noble and UIS athletics

BUY OR BORROWMr. Krohe speaks of ambience; I say status. Barnes & Noble offers its customers that almost subliminal feeling that they are buying a book at a place where many others cannot, that sa...
Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 10:40 am
THE REAL CAP CITYSpringfield are you serious? Everyone knows the capital of Illinois is Chicago. Cornfields, hogs and the state fair aside, Springfield has nothing. Perhaps your fair city has consider...
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 05:57 pm

More on streetcars

MORE ON%u2008STREETCARSI read with interest your “Riding into town on a rail,” [by James Krohe Jr., Jan. 13]. However, the article missed three important points about the Springfield’...
Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 09:46 am
REMEMBERINGThank you, Bill Parker, for writing the article about my mother, Frances Richardson [see “Remembering the lives they lived,” Dec. 30]. Thank you to all who continue to...
Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 01:18 pm
EXELON%u2008INVASIONThis is a crucial week for the future of the Taylorville Energy Center, as a Senate vote to approve the project is expected. While our focus is on Springfield, the enormous forces ...
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 06:48 am
THE REAL ARMYI read with great interest the Illinois Times’ article on Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) and their recent visit to Springfield [see “Iraq vets urge end to multiple deplo...
Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010 03:38 pm

Drive-up liquor, getting published and Rahm Emanuel

DRIVE-UP LIQUORHave you ever wondered why Springfield is the only major city (pop. over 100,000) in the State of Illinois that still allows drive-up liquor window sales? Or how about the fact that som...
Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 01:31 pm

10th Street tracks and seatbelts

EXPENSIVE TRAIN RIDEIt is astounding that the $427-$516 million cost of full consolidation on 10th Street is more than one-third of the $1.2 billion in “high-speed rail” federal stimulus f...
Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 10:13 am
JUSTICE FOR JUVENILESWhen I was inducted in June as president of the Illinois State Bar Association, I made a commitment to work closely with our association members to reform our woefully inadequate ...

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