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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...
Thursday, April 29, 2010 01:06 am

Nonsmoker tax, Walmart and SMTD

HOW TO AVOID TAXI almost fell off my chair laughing when I read the letter from the smoker who challenges non-smokers to contribute to the cause (tobacco taxes) just as smokers do [“Letters,&rdq...
Thursday, April 22, 2010 07:31 pm

St. Johns, Pat Quinn and tobacco tax

GREEN HOSPITALI am writing to you regarding your article about St. John’s Hospital’s future building plans [see “Getting bigger, going green,” April 8]. It is laudable that the...
Thursday, April 15, 2010 10:52 pm
MEMORIES OF STEVIE’SThank you for the memories about Stevie’s Latin Village. I remember during the 1960s my parents would go to Stevie’s for occasional Saturday night dates. They wou...
Thursday, April 8, 2010 07:47 pm
HOME BIRTH, THEN AND NOWRe: “Home delivery,” March 25, by Amanda Robert — It’s so sad that after all these years most expectant parents in Illinois still don’t have the o...
Thursday, April 1, 2010 01:30 pm
NUCLEAR SPHERESAfter having read Diane Ivey’s article on “Nuclear Power Revival” [March 18], I wanted to bring an additional consideration of nuclear power in Illinois. About a decad...
Thursday, March 25, 2010 11:42 pm
ILLINOIS FAIR MAP No longer do only magicians or teachers draw things from hats; this happy power also resides in the political parties of Illinois when deciding which party’s map will be used f...
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...

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