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Thursday, March 18, 2010 11:30 am
GAMING EXPANSIONThe question has been asked, “Is the time right for gaming expansion?” Wealthy track owners want to legalize video gambling and slot machines to transform racetracks into l...
Thursday, March 11, 2010 01:02 am
NORTH TO ALASKAThank you for the wonderful story by Ginny Lee about the Illinois State Museum’s “North to Alaska” [see “Alaska visits Springfield in photos and artifacts,”...
Thursday, March 4, 2010 06:02 pm
BIPARTISAN POLICYThe “Editor's note” [see Feb. 25 issue] suggests a Quinn / Dillard ticket for the November election of governor and lieutenant governor. Goodness gracious, could this act...
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 01:03 am
KEEP ON LOVIN’ REOWhat a great article from Scott Faingold on REO Speedwagon [“REO Speedwagon rolls home,” Feb. 18]. I have fond memories of REO concerts, having been to at least fiv...
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010 01:30 pm

Lincoln Library, Turbine Turmoil and District 186 Schools

LIBRARY LOVESo we raise the city sales tax and lay off employees at Lincoln Library? Furlough days for everybody.Can someone explain to me why our city fathers forgo sales tax revenues from multi...
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010 02:21 pm
A LESSON IN STATEGOVERNMENTRe: Caroline Newsmann’s letters [Letters to the editor, Dec. 23 and Jan. 14], Miss Newsmann and friends of Senior Services of Central Illinois, as polite as possible I...
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 02:23 am
FOREIGN FILM SERIESThank you for the great coverage of Molly Schlich’s foreign film series [see “Reel foreign,” Jan. 14]. I was delighted by all the pages given to the series. T...
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010 06:07 am
FLAWED LAWRe: the texting ban [see “Texting ban more bark than bite” Jan. 7], they will need to ban eating, smoking, hygiene (makeup, shaving etc.) or any other distraction that can cause ...
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010 01:52 pm

Drive-up Liquor windows, Avatar and Daniel Hyne

DRINK AND DRIVE-UPIf you people think Sam Cahnman is an embarrassment, what about the fact that Springfield is the only major city in Illinois that still allows drive-up liquor window sales? How embar...
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010 03:37 am
PROTECTING ANIMALSKudos to Illinois for being ranked as the state with the strongest laws against cruelty to animals by the Animal Legal Defense Fund.    Treating cruelty to animals ser...

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