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Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011 04:57 pm

Springfield’s vanished streetcar system

If you bend down and put your ear to a railroad track, you might be able to hear a faint clanging and banging. That’s the noise of far-off cities building new public transit systems that run on ...
Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 08:13 pm

What do the suicides of Illinois public people tell us?

The motives people have for entering the public sphere often are murky. Their motives for leaving it prematurely are usually even more so. Tim Davlin is only the latest of several Illinois public men ...
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010 02:46 pm

Who should clear the sidewalks when it snows?

Every winter, when the snowflakes begin to fall, I would love to bring tidings of good cheer to my fellow townspeople but I can’t, because so many of their sidewalks are buried under snow. As th...
Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010 06:26 am

Enticing tourists to linger an extra night

After 40 years, area tourism promoters still don’t have a compelling answer to the central question of their trade, which is, How ya gonnna bed ’em down in Springfield, after they’ve...
Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010 05:57 am

Which Springfield writers deserve commemoration?

On Oct. 12, on what would have been the subject’s 100th birthday, a marker was unveiled at Second and Jackson streets, noting the once-presence nearby of the boyhood home of Robert S. Fitzgerald...
Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 10:03 am

Can central Illinoisans learn to like their broccoli?

Readers of the brand new Illinois Times might not have learned learn much about who controlled the Illinois House, but we reported so diligently where they could buy farm-fresh eggs that it became a s...
Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 10:14 am

My days as a hardwood hero

It’s that time of year again, when youth gangs dressed improbably in bloomers and armed with basketballs rumble at the gym to defend the honor of the Red and Black or the Green and White –...
Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 10:32 am

Display the “lost” lintel from the old Lincoln Library

What, I wonder, is the overdue fine on a library lintel that was lost for 36 years? The carved stone lintel that stood atop the main entrance to the old library building had been salvaged when the bui...
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 02:30 pm

What voters don’t know can hurt everyone else

The late Daniel Moynihan, who represented New York in the upper chamber of Congress in the days when the U.S. still had senators, once observed that while everyone is entitled to his opinion, he is no...
Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 03:04 am

Few Illinois governors write memoirs worth reading

It is always a relief to turn off the TV set and pick up a good book, and never more than after a political campaign season such as that just finished in Illinois. Indeed, reading is essential for any...

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