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Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:16 am
 ROUNDABOUTSSeveral years ago, the recently retired and greatly missed Dave Bakke of The State Journal-Register wrote an article expressing his concern about what he considered to be the excessiv...
Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:18 am
 ANOTHER INCONVENIENT TRUTHAt the May 17 CWLP electricity generation public forum, Mayor Langfelder said the proposed Hunter/Lake II is more about economic development than the need for more wate...
Thursday, June 23, 2016 12:16 am
 SUPPORT CLEAN ENERGYIllinois is at grave risk of losing its status as one of America’s clean energy leaders. If it shuts down two of its high-performing nuclear plants, they will be replaced b...
Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:01 am
 BUREAUCY BOTCHES PAPERSBruce Rushton’s analysis of the ongoing crisis at the Papers of Abraham Lincoln was well-written and informative (“Shredding Lincoln,” June 9). If government mismana...
Thursday, June 9, 2016 12:19 am
 THE MAGIC OF CITY PLANNINGPaul O’Shea makes a convincing case for a city planner for the City of Springfield (“Springfield needs a city planner,” June 2). I attended the Citizens Club Brea...
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...

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