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Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 12:20 am
 ACA REPEAL WILL HURT HOSPITALSWith a month to go before President-elect Trump takes office, we’ve received a warning shot across the bow in Springfield. It came in the form of a press release...
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 12:18 am
A BROKEN WORLDI would like to offer another point of view regarding James Krohe Jr.’s “Country blues” (Dec. 1). I am from Springfield, but I have lived in and visited both rural and metropolitan...
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 12:19 am
 COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGEThank you for putting out specific steps, especially local actions, that are key in addressing the rapidly shifting climate on this planet. (“Perishing planet,”...
Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016 12:20 am
 CONVERSATION ON RACEDusty Rhodes’ interview with Kelly Wickham Hurst (“Speaking out of school,” Nov. 17) was very enlightening reading, and it shows why a conversation on race is needed in...
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 12:17 am
 I THOUGHT I KNEW YOUI’m sorry. I thought I knew you.I thought that another senior would understand how many of your peers are at dire risk when our conservative Congress cuts Social Security.I...
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 12:17 am
 PRESIDENT TRUMPWhoever said life was smooth? Jefferson said we need a revolution every 12 years to clean out the rot, adjust and start again. Well, Trump has given us that opportunity. But how c...
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 12:17 am
STANDING ROCK SOLIDARITYI was glad to see the opinion piece in the last edition of Illinois Times (“A tale of two pipes,” Jim Hightower, Oct. 27) about the historic event going on at Standing Rock...
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 12:21 am
 MARIJUANA NOT HARMLESSParents and teens need to know that marijuana use is not harmless and it has serious risks, particularly for the developing brain, which is not fully developed until age 25...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:18 am
REQUIRED READING God bless Jim Hightower. His article “What 47 cents buys these days,” (Sept. 22, Illinois Times) is right on. It should be required reading for all past and current Post Office em...
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 12:18 am
 THE ACTION OPTIONWhen she was unhappy with the outcome of an election my mother would harrumph “we get the politicians we deserve.” I think the truth Mom pointed to was this: our politicians...

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