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Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:17 am
 THE TIF PUZZLEIf you’re wondering who, if anybody, will make an argument against extending the downtown TIF, Sen. Andy Manar has been making a strong and convincing one since he got to the Sen...
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:27 am
 ILLINOIS CLEAN JOBSThanks to Pat Yeagle for covering the Illinois NAACP’s “Just Energy Policy” roundtable at the Springfield Boys and Girls Club on May 5. The NAACP invited many organizati...
Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:16 am
TOUGH CHOICESThe 2016 election is going to be determined by whether Republicans who hate Trump outnumber Democrats who hate Hillary. Democracy is premised philosophically on voting for candi...
Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:22 am
 RAIL RELOCATION PROBLEMSHere are some of the problems with the agreement between the city and the Illinois Department of Transportation regarding relocating rail traffic off the Third Street tra...
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:19 am
 RETIREE INCOME TAXI note that there seems to be a concern that retirees would flee the state of Illinois in droves if the state were to tax retirement income in excess of $50,000. I am wondering...
Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:19 am
 WHY GENES MUTATEA few remarks from left field on Jim Krohe’s April 7 column, “Being all you can be.” The instant I came upon “…accumulating scientific evidence suggests gayness is gene...
Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:26 am
 GREEN SPACE DOWNTOWNDowntown Springfield, Inc. director Lisa Clemmons Stott continues to make an excellent point in citing housing downtown as key in revitalizing the downtown area. Dr...
Thursday, April 7, 2016 12:20 am
 GOD AND NORTH CAROLINA This is in response to the recent posting of Jen Sorensen’s nationally syndicated cartoon published in the March 31 edition of Illinois Times. The cartoon was a sarcasti...
Thursday, March 31, 2016 12:18 am
 LAVISH CAMPAIGN SPENDINGI don’t know how many people thoroughly read Bruce Rushton’s excellent, exhaustively detailed, informative and somewhat surprising piece on how our state legislators...


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