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Thursday, May 3, 2012 03:28 pm

Pension reform, political funding and and parking

PENSION RIGHTSI’m all for paying my fair share. However, proposed Illinois state pension reform goes beyond fair share into highway robbery. The current $32,000/year average (also the U.S. avera...
Thursday, April 26, 2012 01:31 am
WOMEN AGAINST REGISTRYJerry Sandusky is at the center of the Penn State sex abuse scandal. Jerry Sandusky was not on any sex offender registry, which is the case in more than 95 percent of sexual offe...
Thursday, April 19, 2012 03:31 pm

Chicken, the Postal Service and parking lots

CHICK FIGHTMaybe if Chic-fil-A moves to Springfield we should all move out. [See “What would Col. Sanders do? Chick-fil-A generates controversy at UIS,” by Bruce Rushton, posted April 11.]...
Thursday, April 12, 2012 06:11 am
COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER“Faith, hope and statuary” [by James Krohe Jr., April 5] was an overly tilted and in my case insulting piece of “work.” I admit that I have not perso...
Thursday, April 5, 2012 03:11 pm

Chris Britt, Truancy and Coroner candidates

NOT A BRITT FANJust recently I started to again read your weekly newspaper, which I have never been a fan of, and then here you go again, you hire another SJ-R reject, Chris Britt. Then Britt starts p...
Thursday, March 29, 2012 03:53 am
OAK RIDGE FINANCESFor this reason alone, there should not be differing laws governing municipal, religious and privately held cemeteries. [ See “Buried: Oak Ridge Cemetery has serious financial ...
Thursday, March 22, 2012 03:56 am
WATCHDOGS LAID OFFUnbelievable. GateHouse Media executives, owners of the SJ-R, rake in hundreds of thousands in bonuses while laying off staff and outsourcing other newspaper functions [see “Pa...
Thursday, March 15, 2012 06:41 am
TAMMS WORKSGov. Pat Quinn’s decision to close the Tamms Correctional Center is shortsighted at best and disastrous at worst [see “End of the line?: The governor wants to close Tamms,&rdquo...
Thursday, March 8, 2012 08:58 pm

Gun gripe, Limbaugh, and state cuts

GUN%u2008GRIPEIt is now confirmed our legislators are on meth!The actions of the Illinois House Executive Committee by approving the proposal for handgun registry by Chicago’s mayor seems ...
Thursday, March 1, 2012 10:33 pm
GIVE A KID A CHANCEIn my work with young people here in Springfield, I have seen repeatedly that the mistakes they make in their early years have a huge impact on the direction their futures will take...


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