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Friday, May 24, 2013 02:27 pm
WOUNDED WARRIOR MEMORIALI am on a quest to contact one editor in each capital city from all 50 states by Memorial Day to share my brother’s last request. For so many people, this is just another...
Thursday, May 16, 2013 02:19 pm

Schools and Ohio

MONEY SPEAKSIn his article, “Looking for Mr. Right,” (May 9) James Krohe Jr. makes several valid points regarding the failings of the school board as well as the problems inherit in search...
Thursday, May 9, 2013 08:33 am
DOUGLAS DESERVES HIS DAYHere in central Illinois it should be noted that a historical figure had a birthday on April 23. It was the 200th anniversary of the birth of Stephen A. Douglas, Illinois&rsquo...
Thursday, May 2, 2013 07:16 am

Pirate radio

UNSUNG TREASUREOf course Mbanna Kantako has made a difference (“Keeping it real,” by Bruce Rushton, April 25). If Mr. Kantako has been able to widen just one person’s view of the uni...
Thursday, April 25, 2013 08:11 am

Clinton and Grandview Village

CLEARING CLINTONJon Gray Noll’s complaint about Bill Clinton being picked for the Lincoln prize left me thinking “really?” (April 18, “Bill Clinton picked for Lincoln prize? Re...
Thursday, April 11, 2013 11:04 am

Fracking and litter control act

FRACKING STINKSI am writing to argue for a moratorium against fracking in Illinois (SB 1418). Chicago environmentalists argue that “fracking is going to happen anyway.” That is a total cap...
Thursday, April 4, 2013 11:04 am

Snow, taxes and retirement

IN THE KNOW ON SNOW Dave and Jerry do residential snow removal in Springfield. We have one snow blower, and although we started at 4 a.m. on Monday, we had to limit our clients to those we could get t...
Thursday, March 28, 2013 11:04 am
FOLLOWING FRANCISSeeing as how a significant majority of Springfield’s Catholics oppose the destruction of Griffin Woods, I’m curious as to why a coalition of progressive Sacred-Heart Grif...
Thursday, March 21, 2013 11:14 am
PARK PERKSThe article “Use it or get paid” by Bruce Rushton (March 7) was a real eye opener. Springfield Park District has paid former park district executive director Michael Stratton mor...
Thursday, March 14, 2013 09:10 am
CUT THE FRACKTo frack or not to frack ... that is the question. There are two bills being presented in the Illinois State legislature. SB 1418 proposes a halt to any hydraulic fracking until we have a...


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