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Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 07:08 pm
 In a 2013 piece that was harder to write than it is to read, I remembered my good friend and long-time I contributor Rich Shereikis, who died of advanced pancreatic cancer at the age of 75....
Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 06:45 pm
 In my recent babbling about which collective noun best describes residents of Springfield, I explored which of the word endings "-ian" or "-er" was most appropriate to attach to the word Spr...
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 02:39 pm
A couple of week ago Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan announced his intention to introduce legislation to cut the corporate state income tax rate – that is, the rate applied to business prof...
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 10:30 am
 Since David Atkins asked the right questions about the wisdom of the recent purchase of Time Warner Cable by Comcast, I won’t have to.  . . . the taxpayers funded much if not most o...
Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 02:41 pm
 Amy Acker's Beatrice is hearing something she probably oughtn't in Much Ado About NothingJoss Whedon is a geeky pop culture megaforce, with credits ranging from Buffy the Vampire Slayer t...
Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 02:43 pm
 A reformer talks education:  “With the advent of democracy and modern industrial conditions, it is impossible  to foretell definitely just what civilization will be twenty year...
Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 12:33 pm
 In “A new Dawn at the statehouse?” I suggested that most of the statues and memorial that litter the statehouse grounds ought to be landfilled, they being either mediocre art or memoriali...

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