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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 ...
Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 01:55 am
ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTYIt is time for Illinois to abolish the death penalty. In addition to being against many major religious traditions, the death penalty is a violation of common sense. When we k...
Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 02:30 am
SOUTHWIND BLOWS ON ZOOHow sad that the Henson Robinson zoo has become so run down [see “It’s a zoo out here,” by Rachel Wells, Nov. 18]. When the word was out about Southwind P...
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 01:26 pm
FREEDOM OF (SOME) INFORMATION?How quickly we forget.In the wake of scandal and corruption at the highest levels of government, Illinois lawmakers passed a law in 2009 bolstering the Freedom of Informa...


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