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Thursday, July 19, 2012 09:22 am
HORSESHOE FANI grew up outside of Springfield and loved Norb Andy’s horseshoes. Is the receipe you have from Feb. 2, 2012, the real original Leland Hotel horseshoe sauce? [Yes. –Ed.] There...
Thursday, July 12, 2012 02:31 am
PRIVATIZATION PERILI have been hearing and reading about the trash issue for many years, yet nothing ever gets done [see “Garbage in, garbage out, garbage everywhere,” by Bruce Rushton, Ju...
Thursday, July 5, 2012 09:53 am
CELEBRATE FREEDOMAs we celebrate Independence Day, we should also remember that not all Americans were free until 89 years after 1776, when Union soldiers sailed into Galveston, Texas, to announce the...
Thursday, June 28, 2012 06:09 pm
HIRING MINORITIESI don’t profess to know the answers, but you can’t just give a person a job without determining if they are qualified to do the job [see “Hiring minorities: All talk...
Thursday, June 21, 2012 01:19 am
GRATEFUL SENIORFor a long time, I’ve wanted to write a letter to Illinois Times, expressing my gratitude for all the services provided to senior citizens in Springfield. For retired immigrants f...
Thursday, June 14, 2012 03:46 pm
COMMUNITY CARERe: “Leaving homes – Plans to close developmental centers provoke fear,” by Bruce Rushton, May 24: Every family with a developmentally delayed child has their own reali...
Thursday, June 7, 2012 06:05 am
POT SMOKERS GET SLEEPYIn response to Sheldon Richman’s column [“When will Obama evolve on the drug war?” GUESTWORK, May 24], I agree. Marijuana should be legalized. In the late &rsqu...
Thursday, May 31, 2012 10:59 am

Taxes and gambling

TAX GAMBLING, NOT PEOPLEThe Illinois budget would probably be balanced today, except for the $37.5 billion to $46 billion given away to Illinois gambling interests over the last two decades. Faced in ...
Thursday, May 24, 2012 09:34 pm
ROBBING STATE WORKERSI am a normal Illinois state government worker. I didn’t get my job because I knew someone. I got my job because I took a test, got an A, went to an interview and the person...
Thursday, May 17, 2012 09:08 am
RETIREMENT SOLUTIONI think I may have come up with the solution for current and future state retirees and our concerns about health insurance and retirement. I think we should just operate under the s...


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