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Thursday, July 8, 2010 07:14 am
RETIREMENT AGERecently, U.S. Rep John Boehner, House minority leader, said that he thought we should raise the retirement age to 70 in order to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This raising o...
Thursday, July 1, 2010 10:51 pm
BREAK THE CHAINI am writing about an issue that has gone unaddressed for too long — that of the perpetually chained or penned, so-called “outside” or “backyard” dog. Ther...
Thursday, June 24, 2010 01:39 am

Lazer Dudes, state pension and oil

NOT A FANI am not an avid fan of Illinois Times. But, once or twice a month I will pick up a copy to thumb through with a faint hope that I’ll be shocked by one of the articles. Finally it happe...
Thursday, June 17, 2010 10:03 pm
PREVENTING ALZHEIMER’SThank you for your very informative article [see “Preventing Alzheimer’s,” by Diane Ivey, May 20]. Ms. Ivey did an excellent job researching and talking w...
Thursday, June 10, 2010 01:41 am
A BIKE FRIENDThe cover story was a gem [see “Bike to the future,” by Patrick Yeagle, June 3.].I have been a cycling buff for some time, even commuting to work several times a week. Your st...
Thursday, June 3, 2010 01:39 am
DOWN THE DRAINAfter reading your Earth Day issue I was fired up to find a local or regional hazardous waste disposal day. As recently as two years ago, civic or nonprofit organizations could sponsor a...
Thursday, May 27, 2010 09:12 am
NOISE A HEALTH HAZARDColumnist James Krohe Jr. in his thoughtful article on boom cars and noise [see “Noise about noise,” by James Krohe Jr., May 20] had not emphasized the fact that ...
Thursday, May 20, 2010 07:53 pm

The pill, problem properties and sex offender laws

JUBILATION OR SHAME?Recently I read an article (Guestwork: “Golden anniversary of the pill,” IT, May 13) commenting on 50 years of “The Pill” which presented the fact as a caus...
Thursday, May 13, 2010 10:07 pm
DANCE SPRINGFIELDWhat a thrill to see the article “Dancing without the stars” by Julie Cellini [May 6]. My wife and I were also honored to have been included in this story. Sharon and I ha...
Thursday, May 6, 2010 02:19 pm

Fat Ass 5K, Scott Lee Cohen and Nukes

MOVE YOUR FAT ASSRegarding the Fat Ass 5K, which will raise money for charity with a run through downtown Springfield May 8: Well, good for charity, very bad for local business! Any event that takes p...


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