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Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010 03:38 pm

Drive-up liquor, getting published and Rahm Emanuel

DRIVE-UP LIQUORHave you ever wondered why Springfield is the only major city (pop. over 100,000) in the State of Illinois that still allows drive-up liquor window sales? Or how about the fact that som...
Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 01:31 pm

10th Street tracks and seatbelts

EXPENSIVE TRAIN RIDEIt is astounding that the $427-$516 million cost of full consolidation on 10th Street is more than one-third of the $1.2 billion in “high-speed rail” federal stimulus f...
Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 10:13 am
JUSTICE FOR JUVENILESWhen I was inducted in June as president of the Illinois State Bar Association, I made a commitment to work closely with our association members to reform our woefully inadequate ...
Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 01:55 am
ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTYIt is time for Illinois to abolish the death penalty. In addition to being against many major religious traditions, the death penalty is a violation of common sense. When we k...
Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 02:30 am
SOUTHWIND BLOWS ON ZOOHow sad that the Henson Robinson zoo has become so run down [see “It’s a zoo out here,” by Rachel Wells, Nov. 18]. When the word was out about Southwind P...
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 01:26 pm
FREEDOM OF (SOME) INFORMATION?How quickly we forget.In the wake of scandal and corruption at the highest levels of government, Illinois lawmakers passed a law in 2009 bolstering the Freedom of Informa...
Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 02:55 pm
DEEP WATERI enjoyed the article by Rachel Wells on biologist Susan Steingraber’s book and new documentary [See “Documentary targets toxic chemicals” by Rachel Wells, Oct. 28]. Living...
Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 11:58 pm
BEWARE LAME DUCKSGambling interests and lawmakers are working behind closed doors on a massive expansion of gambling that includes video gambling/slot machines at racetracks, a land-based casino in Ch...
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...


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