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Thursday, April 11, 2013 11:04 am

Fracking and litter control act

FRACKING STINKSI am writing to argue for a moratorium against fracking in Illinois (SB 1418). Chicago environmentalists argue that “fracking is going to happen anyway.” That is a total cap...
Thursday, April 4, 2013 11:04 am

Snow, taxes and retirement

IN THE KNOW ON SNOW Dave and Jerry do residential snow removal in Springfield. We have one snow blower, and although we started at 4 a.m. on Monday, we had to limit our clients to those we could get t...
Thursday, March 28, 2013 11:04 am
FOLLOWING FRANCISSeeing as how a significant majority of Springfield’s Catholics oppose the destruction of Griffin Woods, I’m curious as to why a coalition of progressive Sacred-Heart Grif...
Thursday, March 21, 2013 11:14 am
PARK PERKSThe article “Use it or get paid” by Bruce Rushton (March 7) was a real eye opener. Springfield Park District has paid former park district executive director Michael Stratton mor...
Thursday, March 14, 2013 09:10 am
CUT THE FRACKTo frack or not to frack ... that is the question. There are two bills being presented in the Illinois State legislature. SB 1418 proposes a halt to any hydraulic fracking until we have a...
Thursday, March 7, 2013 10:56 am
INTERNET TAX HOLESIn reading your story in the Feb. 21 issue “National Amazon tax could mean big bucks for Illinois,” by Patrick Yeagle, I was amused that no one ever seems to bring up the...
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 02:54 am
CARING FOR VETS
Our politicians and state officials never give up any opportunity to show off their affections and appreciation for our veterans for publicity or photo opp. They do it on Veterans’ Day – once a year – and then they must think that their responsibility toward our veterans is over because the way they behave the rest of the year is quite different.
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 08:47 am
FACTS UNDER FIREThis letter is in response to Jim Hibbett’s letter titled “Gun Issues” (Jan. 31). I am all for anyone expressing their opinions on any issue. But, when you express yo...
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 02:54 am
MARRIAGE EQUALITYOn behalf of ourselves and the religious community we serve, the Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Springfield, we wish to publicly add our voices in support of t...

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