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Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009 08:59 am

Nonproffit, Noose Unresolved and Lake Stimulus

POOR ARE DESPERATE I am a volunteer at Senior Services of Central Illinois. I would like to draw attention to the plight of nonprofit agencies in our state. All nonprofit agencies funded by the state a...
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009 03:18 pm

High-speed rail, racism and ShoeTopia

HIGH-SPEED NOOSESThe past couple of months have been enlightening. First we have politically connected city workers putting up nooses around the work area of black men. There have been a number of noo...
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009 10:16 am

Real rallies, parental participation and high-speed rail

RALLIES ARE REALThe opinion article by Jim Hightower — “Fake rallies on the rise” (Sept. 3) — was rife with inaccuracies. Hightower seems unable to comprehend that the current ...
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009 01:44 pm

High speed rail, CWLP racism and medicare

IMPALED BY RAILIt would be interesting to know how many other state capitals have so far been subjected to the indignity of dismemberment in the way that the proposed 40-train corridor will affect Spr...
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009 07:14 pm

Boy scouts, racism, puzzles and medical marijuana

WHICH WAY?And just what is it that United Way is supporting these days? [See “Boy Scouts leave United Way,” by Amanda Robert, Aug. 20.] They never did contribute to the Girl Scouts of Amer...
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009 09:18 pm

Police funding, health care reform and racism

DON’T CUT COPSHow in the world can Mayor Davlin threaten to cut police funding when we need them more than ever? A town these days cannot function without a strong police presence. A few years b...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009 04:10 pm

Russian Orthodoxy, goats, downtown, racism and Carol Manley

RUSSIAN IMMIGRANTThis is a fascinating topic to a third generation Russian-origin immigrant. [See “Shadows of the Motherland: Russian Orthodoxy in downstate Illinois,” by William Furry, Au...


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