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Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 12:07 am
An important message to get out to folks. Oct. 1 marked the kick-off of the 10th Anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month! This month the U.S Department of Homeland Securi...
Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 12:00 am
I love elections. The torrent of lies, half-truths and baseless insinuations from candidates about other candidates is entertaining, though also disheartening if you let yourself think about it too much.

This morning, I found the most magnificent specimen of a political hit job in my email box from the National Republican Congressional Committee. Behold:

Hey there &ndash...
Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 12:00 am
In "Throwing in the towel," I discussed recent proposals to reform big-money collegiate sports. Good sense reforms are unlikely to ever be adopted to the extent that are good sense reforms. So interwined are sports and the American college experience, most alums university leaders believe, that curtailing t...
Friday, April 12, 2013 11:57 am
It’s tax time, and as I write, last-minute filers across Springfield are huddled over dining tables, poring through store receipts and bank books looking for deductions that might reduce the cost of being a citizen. One of the most popular is the deduction of money paid in interest on one’s house mortgage. Back in 2009, I griped about the folly of mortgage interest deduction or MI...
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 03:42 pm
It’s almost Valentines Day so I thought I’d share some link love. If you’re looking for most any service in Springfield here it is.  I love the Salvation Army’s comprehensive list of “Community Resources” posted on their website. They list services and contacts for adult day services, clothing and furniture, counseling, dental, disability, emergency t...
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 11:51 am
Please vote Tuesday, Nov. 6. The internet makes it easy to access information about all the candidates you will find on your ballot. Here's info on the proposed amendment to add section 5.1 to Article XIII of the Illinois Constitution. The Secretary of State offers this pamp...
Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 10:57 am
If you can, catch Springfield resident Larry Lovekamp this Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. as a contestant on the Price is Right (WCIA, Channel 3). It’s always fun to track local folks who try for big money, prizes or fame on national television. So cheer for one of our own Springpatch-team members, feel closer to the hubbub of the world, and dream of your own pot of gold. Who knows, it may be ...

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