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Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:01 am
WISHING HOUSTON WELLI can’t understand why the “shredgate” issue, in the news for 18 months, suddenly became again newsworthy a week before the election. To my recollection, nothing has come out...
Thursday, March 5, 2015 12:01 am
 FACTORY FARMS Where are all the factory farms in Illinois? The Illinois EPA (IEPA) still has no idea. In early February, the Illinois Citizens for Clean Air and Water (ICCAW) and other groups fi...
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 12:01 am
 MORE REASON TO VACCINATEIn her Feb. 12 Guestwork, “Why historians vaccinate their kids,” Erika Holst provides an excellent explanation why the historians she knows fall into the pro-vaccine ...
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:01 am
 MORE POLICE DIVERSITYIn 1972, the Illinois State Police hired a young, black state trooper from Rockford to join the force in District 15. He returned to Rockford to patrol the tollway from Rock...
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am
 BEACH CLOSURE UNFAIRI am concerned about the future of the Springfield beach, especially following the huge damage award against the city. I fear this will be the final death knell of this impor...
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:01 am
 REMEMBERING STRATTONIn your Dec. 25 issue, Mr. Bill Ward wrote (“The name game,” letters) that the main distinction of Gov. William G. Stratton was that he was the only governor tried for co...
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 12:01 am
 ALPLM ISSUES NO SHOCKIt really comes as no shock to hear the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library is having problems in funding and oversight, at least not for me. (“A cautionary tale,” by J...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am
 BIRD COUNT RESULTSOn Jan. 4, 2015, 25 observers endured cold, wind and snow from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. to complete Springfield’s 80th annual Christmas Bird Count. All birds that were seen and heard...
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 12:01 am
 DESIGNING DOWNTOWNSpringfield’s history and its future are intertwined. In that sense, urban planning has become a key issue for this city. We are finally taking a hard look at changing what w...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am
 BEZOS THE BUSINESSMANJim Hightower describes where the fault lies as he describes the plight of Amazon workers. (“Think of the Amazon workers,” Dec. 25.) Does he honestly believe that Jeff B...

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