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Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 03:39 am
LEGACY THEATREThank you for highlighting the arts in Springfield [see “Upbeat arts in a down economy,” Dec. 22, by Scott Faingold]. However, one story you seem to have missed is the purcha...
Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011 11:36 am
WHY VICTIMS SUEBishop Thomas Paprocki [see “Holy warrior,” by Bruce Rushton, Dec. 8] claims that child sex abuse victims sue bishops because of the devil’s influence and because &ldq...
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 03:32 pm
CHALK QUESTIONSHow can it be illegal for anyone to chalk a sidewalk? It will wash off; it is not permanent or damaging [see Cap City, p. 8]. The news report about the recent Occupy Springfield chalkin...
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011 02:43 pm
JOY IN BEAUTYIn his 1912 tract, “The Gospel of Beauty,” Vachel Lindsay wrote, “The things most worthwhile are one’s own hearth and neighborhood.” Lindsay specifically hig...
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011 03:32 pm
STATEHOUSE FUNA recent opinion in a local paper stated that members of the current legislature need to retire. I agree, but the voters have had the ability to retire them long before they ma...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 03:32 pm

Immigration vs Jobs, Arts and World Aids Day

IMMIGRATION VS. JOBSRegarding “Three strikes and you’re in: Immigrants as the solution, not the problem,” by James Krohe Jr., Nov. 10: In the first decade of the 21st century (2000 t...
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 03:32 pm

Jade Ostermeier and legislators

GOOD PEOPLEI am the aunt of Jade Ostermeier [see “How did Jade and her baby die?” by Bruce Rushton, Nov. 10]. I think there should be a retraction and an apology given to Marc Fagan and Br...
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011 03:11 pm
FAREWELL TROUT LILY I would like to add my voice to those who are bidding a sad farewell to the Trout Lily Cafe. I know of no other place that has served the community the way this unique cafe has. It...
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 03:32 pm
BESTS OF SPRINGFIELDThanks for an engaging, colorful, well-written “Best of Springfield,” which reminds me of all the good folks in Springfield striving to be better than good enough, and ...
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 03:30 pm
NO TO TENASKAIllinoisans should not be forced to buy overpriced, dirty coal power for the next 30 years.Unfortunately, when the legislature reconvenes for its veto session, they will consider the Tena...


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