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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...
Thursday, April 21, 2011 06:13 am
HARVARD PARK MEMORYMy dad is unable to use a computer but asked me to “look up on the computer” which I did and found this article [see “Harvard Park celebrates a century as a workin...
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...

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