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Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 12:17 am
 SOS FOR EMSAll Illinoisans should be able to count on the arrival of a well-trained, well-equipped medical crew within minutes of dialing 911. After all, every minute counts in a medical emergen...
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:20 am
 LIGHTS NOT A PRIORITYInternet sites that facilitate the donation of small amounts of money by large numbers of people, known as “crowdfunding,” are a wonderful innovation.Many teachers, for...
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 12:18 am
OFF THE RAILSI was quite taken by Chris Britt’s cartoon in the Oct. 22-29 Illinois Times. It gives Gov. Rauner credit for going into the gorge but fails to show the people responsible for building t...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:17 am
 PICKING ON POLICEI am a resident, taxpayer and voter for the city of Springfield. I noticed that Britt likes to take cheap shots at the public safety folks (“Cartoon,” Chris Britt, Oct. 15)....
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:17 am
 HOMELESS WRITERWhen I read Mr. Bolin’s letter (GUESTWORK, “From a grateful Springfield homeless man,” by Willis Bolin, Oct. 15), I was humbled. I am so in awe of his outlook on life. I wis...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:19 am
FROM A 10-YEAR-OLDI am writing here today to talk about the Illinois State Museum closing. I am writing on behalf of myself, my family and the people of Illinois. It is unfair to the people to close d...
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 12:17 am
 A TOP-HEAVY 186I support Springfield Public School District 186 – I always vote “yes” on bond issues for schools. However, 5.3 percent of our budget spent for administration is not “slig...
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 12:18 am
 GREENING THE COURSEI live out at Piper Glen and was very thrilled that Walters Golf Management is now on site to help recover this great course. It is nice to see sprinklers working again and ac...
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:19 am
NECCESSARY NEGOTIATIONSSince Abraham Lincoln’s time, Springfield residents have relied on local newspapers to provide information and insight about local and state matters.Because Springfield is hom...
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 12:26 am
BALANCING ACTDistrict 186 once had a very healthy balance. (“Balancing school books,” Patrick Yeagle, Sept. 3). Then a group was voted into office that spent the district into bankruptcy. Now the...

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