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Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:15 am
 I stumbled across a documentary about Barack Obama’s ’08 presidential campaign the other night while browsing through Netflix. “Perfect,” I thought, and settled back in anticipation of a...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:15 am

Public servant, writer, raconteur

 IT readers and Springfield residents in general have lost a good friend with the untimely passing of Illinois Times guest columnist Phil Bradley. Bradley, 72, of Chatham, died June 27. At one ti...
Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:16 am

A Republican who misses the old GOP

 President Eisenhower said, “If you aren’t in the middle of the road, you are in the gutter.”What he expressed 60-plus years ago applies to today’s Facebook. Sure, there are lots of...
Thursday, June 23, 2016 12:14 am

Thrown out of its room in 1887, this isn’t the museum’s first rodeo

 One of the many casualties of the state budget disaster has been the closure of the Illinois State Museum, which is scheduled to reopen next month, with an admission charge. It is not the only t...
Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:01 am

Here’s why it’s time to support Hillary

 Dear Nora and Michael,     I took my Bernie sign down today.  The yard looks a little bare.  He would have made a great president.  But fair is fair.  He just ...
Thursday, June 9, 2016 12:17 am
 We are close to the time of year when the big decision on air-conditioning must be made. Flip the switch now or wait for hotter weather? Some of us crank it up when the heat starts, others are m...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:15 am
This is an edited version of remarks Paul O’Shea delivered to the Citizens Club May 27.I agree when Bob Gray says that the 1925 Myron West City Plan of the City of Springfield was exemplary. This wa...
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:25 am
 On April 29, 1944, my mother was admitted to Memorial Hospital in Springfield where I was born. I was the first in my line to be born in a medical facility. There is a house up on Salt Creek in...

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