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Thursday, April 27, 2017 12:18 am
MASTER PLAN FOR TREESAs Arbor Day approaches, it is sad to see Springfield having lost so many of its trees to storm damage and disease over the last few years. The downtown, neighborhoods and parks h...
Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:18 am
 UNDOING PLANNED PARENTHOODIt seems quite clear that President Trump and much of Congress are heck-bent on getting rid of the funding for Planned Parenthood. The recent order signed by the presid...
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:28 am
 GOOD GOVERNINGOur current governor still has no clue what governing is. It is not about issuing ultimatums; it is about working with the legislature, no matter what party or length of time in of...
Thursday, April 6, 2017 12:17 am
 WORKING WITH DEMSTrump says he wants to work with the Democrats now. Good. Please start by apologizing to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, then, as a show of sincerity, withdraw Neil Gorsuch fr...
Thursday, March 30, 2017 12:19 am
 RIDGELY VILLAGE HALLHistory is the essence of our city. So, what sense does it make to wipe out a facet of Springfield’s rich history by destroying another of our historic buildings and adding...
Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:17 am
VISION OF TRUMPSenator Dick Durbin at the Gorsuch confirmation hearing commented that White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said Gorsuch represents the type of judge that has the vision of Trump....
Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:17 am
SAY NO TO SANCTUARY STATESJames Krohe’s March 2 column, “Absolutely ridiculous,” was exactly that. He made the laughable claim that “Immigrants, authorized and otherwise, are less likely to co...
Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:17 am
 CORREXIn the March 2, 2017, article, “The vanishing Statehouse press corps,” Tara McClellan McAndrew misstated that the Illinois News Network, which the Illinois Policy Institute describes a...
Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:18 am
 RELOCATING MLK’S STATUEI recently came across the February 2017 edition of PURE NEWS USA. The article on the MLK statue took me down memory lane. There were three of us; Jimmie Treadwell, Lill...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:19 am
SUPPORT CIVIC ORCHESTRAOn Saturday, Feb. 11, my wife and I attended the Sangamon Valley Civic Orchestra concert at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. As a longtime observer and participant in the centr...

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