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Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 12:01 am
 Thirty-seven years ago, Peggy Boyer, then a reporter for the young Illinois Times, wrote an article on delivering the U.S. mail. I was the subject; young and brash, like a teen who knows more th...
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 12:14 am
Since 2002 I have had the privilege of visiting Cuba three times, once with the Illinois Council of Churches, once with the Presbyterian Mission and once with the First Presbyterian Church of Springfi...
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 12:15 am
 The big Paris climate conference is now just three months away. The latest research on climate change is just in from the dean of climate scientists, James Hansen. He and his team of 16 climate...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 12:16 am
This month the nation acknowledges two political milestones. On Aug. 9 we marked the one-year anniversary of the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. Two days later we marked the 50th anniversary of the upri...
Thursday, July 30, 2015 12:17 am
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As the dust settles on the fight in Congress over Fast Track for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, we have an opportunity to think anew about what good trade policy could be. If we get p...
Thursday, July 16, 2015 12:17 am
This letter expresses my objection to closing the Illinois State Museum system. I believe that Gov. Bruce Rauner was given bad advice when told to close the museum. Although figures showing the positi...
Thursday, July 9, 2015 12:13 am
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 In the summer of 1970 a small storefront office opened on Washington Street. People began showing up to register for higher education classes. This was something new; a public university was com...

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