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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...
Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:14 am
 Virtually a nonentity in 2012, by 2015 Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) was the largest advertiser in the United States. But by the end of 2015, DFS was the subject of investigations by the U.S. Attor...
Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:20 am
Before McDonalds came to town after the Second World War, in the late ’40s and the ’50s, we ate differently than today. In fact we got our food in different ways.At my grandparents’ farm in Mena...
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:17 am
 My name is Thomas J. Bestudik and I am currently an inmate at Taylorville Correctional center serving three years. My world revolves around my nearly 9-year-old daughter, and I wrote a poem to e...
Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:17 am
On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans hit the streets to protest the environmental effects of more than 100 years of uncontrolled fossil-fueled industrial development. It was the first Earth Day.Wha...
Thursday, April 7, 2016 12:18 am
We have a secrecy problem. This may seem odd to say during an era in which the most intimate details of individuals’ lives are on display. Yet government is moving behind closed doors, and this is d...
Thursday, March 31, 2016 12:16 am
 Like most states, Illinois has endured its share of disasters during its history. The catastrophes have ranged from natural to manmade, and from industrial to recreational.Some of the worst disa...


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