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Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009 11:11 pm
SMOKE FOR HEALTHPlease contact your state lawmakers and urge them to support the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, Senate Bill 1381 and House Bill 2514. The recent calling for a...
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009 08:51 am
GOODBYE, BOBRegarding “Bob Waldmire’s farewell tour” [by Bill Crook, Nov. 26]: A wonderful article about an interesting man. I had the pleasure of running into Bob at his f...
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009 02:21 am
LET WOMEN DECIDEWhen Planned Parenthood attended the very first health care reform discussion at the White House in March, President Obama made it clear that, under health reform, Americans will not l...
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2009 07:25 pm
TERRORIST PRISONSRecently, Congressman Phil Hare announced that he supports the moving of Guantanamo Bay detainees to the Thomson Correctional Facility, on the basis that it will create thousands of j...
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009 03:33 am
HOMELESSNESS HAPPENSI was homeless because I lost my job and, ultimately, my apartment because I couldn’t pay my rent. I spent the past seven months living with my parents off and on, sleeping i...
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009 12:47 am
NOT KICK’N F5Hats off to our friends in F5, Best of Springfield 2009’s Best Cover Band, for this great recognition! No doubt the F5 gang knows how to entertain! What everyone commenting an...
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009 10:09 am

Racism, Baha'i Faith and Unemployment

MONDAY NIGHT SLURSRacism and the acceptance of racism has reared its ugly head again! On Monday, Oct. 26, my husband and I went to the Capital City Bar and Grill in Capital City Shopping Center for th...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009 10:09 am

Free the blogger, drunk drivers, media and Brian Wilson

FREE THE BLOGGERThis incident is deeply disturbing [see “Blogger busted: Free speech goes on trial in Sangamon County,” by Amanda Robert, Oct. 15]. ...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009 02:29 am

Obama, Storytelling, High-Speed Rail and Mass Transic

BEST STRIP“The idea of Obama,” in This Modern World by Tom Tomorrow [IT, Oct. 15] is not only the best strip of the year, it’s also the best political commentary of the year as well!...
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...


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