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Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 01:55 am

Bill Brady, libraries and public libraries

SPRINGFIELD’S FUTUREYour article on Sen. Bill Brady [see “The cost of Brady’s plan,” by Patrick Yeagle, Oct. 28] hammers at budget cuts Springfield might suffer if he is electe...
Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 09:54 am

Organ donors, censorship and Americans with disabilities

DONORS FIRSTRyan Louis was very lucky to get a heart transplant [see “Springfield man celebrates 25 years with transplanted heart,” by Patrick Yeagle, Oct. 14]. There are now more than 108...
Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 10:59 pm

Glass recycling, stench and the Food and Drug Administration

GLASS RECYCLINGIn response to Mary Perkinton’s recent letter questioning glass collection in Springfield, allow me to offer a few thoughts. It is very easy to recycle glass in Springfield. Glass...
Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010 12:38 pm
DON’T BLAME PARENTSThis is in response to the article a couple weeks ago about the schools and what they do to get children to do the schoolwork for them [see “Trusting to miracles,”...
Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 09:54 am
HOW TO GET GREENERI’m suprised to read that Springfield and Mayor Davlin are receiving credit for being a “green” city [see “Greener than thou,” by James Krohe Jr., Sept....
Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010 05:18 pm
CITY’S BAD ATTITUDERegarding “Storm over sewers,” by Rachel Wells, Sept. 16: I have fought this battle with the city public works department for about a year and I can tell the poor ...
Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010 10:21 am
NOT THAT OLD I enjoyed your article, “Goodbye, Kerasotes,” in the Sept. 9-15 issue of IT, however I feel a correction is in order for the photograph of the Esquire Theatre, “circa ...
Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 10:48 am

Pat Quinn, Labor Day and bed bugs

GIVE QUINN A BREAK“Nice guys finish last.” That’s not a very nice headline for the chief executive officer of the State of Illinois in my opinion. I am not necessarily a Pat Quinn pr...
Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010 05:57 pm
THANK A BUILDER While our local media outlets often cover the many contributions made by our community’s working men and women, I hope that for Labor Day we can highlight the efforts of a part...
Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 01:00 am
COAL ISN’T THE ANSWERThe Taylorville coal plant [see “The dirty business of ‘clean coal,’” by Rachel Wells, Aug. 19] costs are high both in terms of government bailout mo...


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