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Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 05:43 pm

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Imagine that religion became a force for good throughout the world, rather than an institution embroiled in world conflicts that often increase violence and drive people apart. Imagine that we could s...
Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 03:05 am

The Party Tree is over

It was a sad day at The Party Tree Oct. 31, when we made our final closing announcement and bid farewell to our customers and employees. I wasn’t sure how closing day would be since the month le...
Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 09:22 am
Each year approximately 180,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States and 40,000 women die as a result of their illness. In Illinois, nearly 10,000 cases of breast cancer are dia...
Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 04:47 pm
In an article for The New Yorker, Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, a social network that has had its problems with privacy, claimed that privacy is an “evolving social norm.” Sinc...
Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 03:05 pm
Many of our political leaders are acting like children playing with fire. A more incendiary simile might compare them to children playing in a sandbox with no minds focused on the future.Pick your pro...
Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 10:01 am
I am disappointed in Alveda King and the Springfield Right to Life’s attacks on women’s reproductive self-determination. Alveda King and her followers are running a scare campaign to keep ...
Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010 03:55 pm
Have you ever wondered why the Illinois House of Representatives has never had a vote on common-sense proposals such as allowing voters to recall state public officials or a measure that would restric...
Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010 03:23 pm

Courts escape accountability through inferred exemption

For reporters, the Illinois Freedom of Information Act is both a helpful tool and a stumbling block. It grants access to governmental records and allows the public to hold accountable those who run ou...
Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010 09:54 am
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is disturbed by research showing our nation’s high schools are failing their students when it comes to instilling in them an apprecia...
Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 07:57 pm
 “It is well that war is so terrible – otherwise we would grow too fond of it.” (General Robert E. Lee, statement at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862)Whether we as a ...


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