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Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 01:11 pm

Affordable Care Act, residency rule and beer

DON’T LOSE SIGHTThe health care system will dramatically change in 2014 as a result of the Affordable Care Act, or health care reform. As an optometrist who has served Illinois for 39 years, I s...
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 02:26 pm
GOOD CONDUCT CREDIT FOR ALLWith Illinois having $85 billion in unfunded pension liabilities, the credit rating agencies could no longer ignore the state’s fiscal mess. What’s worse is that...
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 04:41 am
SAVE ENOS SCHOOLDankor Development Company is pleased with Ty Rees’ idea, for the school district to build the new Enos School on nearby contiguous lots and to preserve the present Enos School f...
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 04:45 pm
SUPPORT RAPE VICTIMSAs a rape victim advocate, I want every public official who makes a deplorable, victim-blaming statement to simply say, “I am sorry. I will never say that again.” Wheth...
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 10:27 am

Enos School and prescriptions

CLOSER LOOK AT ENOS SCHOOLI saw in IT (See “Enos School replacement plan under fire,” Oct. 18) that Save Old Springfield founder and historic preservation expert Jerry Jacobson is acc...
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 08:48 am
CRYING OVER TIERSThank you for publishing an article that brings more light onto the State of Illinois’ five-tier retirement systems [see “For state pensions, use a scalpel not an ax,&rdqu...
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 05:12 am
UU PERSPECTIVEAs a former Catholic, I was not surprised by Bishop Paprocki’s recent public statements. In my youth, I heard similar admonishments from the pulpit. Indeed, that is one of the reas...
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 10:39 am
HELL AND VOTINGI am sitting here on a Sunday morning contemplating the words of my bishop. Strong words they were indeed and well worth contemplating. Last week I, along with everyone else, was admoni...
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 07:53 pm

Residency requirements

LIVING FOR THE CITYOn Nov. 6, Springfield residents will have an important opportunity to vote on an advisory referendum to reinstate the residency requirement for new Springfield city employees. Resi...
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 04:20 pm

Rodney Davis and Illinois outsourcing

MEDISCARE EXPLAINEDRodney Davis is so “pro Wall Street” that he advocates handing over Social Security tax funds to the same Wall Street investors, financiers and bankers who stole hundred...


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