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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 08:16 am
 In “Merge, right?” and “Honest, officer, I didn’t see it coming,” I ventured the opinion that the State of Illinois does not set the licensing bar for automobile drivers high enough...
Monday, June 22, 2015 02:23 pm
In "The razor blade in the apple," I examined Mr. Rauner's proposal to freeze property taxes, exempt local governments from the Prevailing Wage Act and allow those governments to limit wh...
Monday, June 15, 2015 08:02 am
“No more property tax hikes without taxpayer approval,” preached brother Rauner last year. He pays property taxes in a lot of states, so maybe he forgot that in Illinois most property tax hikes...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 07:55 am
 The SJ-R’s Doug Finke informs us that Mr. Madigan has had a change of mind, if not of heart, about the best way to organize the State of Illinois’ historic preservation efforts. Good....
Thursday, May 21, 2015 11:00 am
 In my 2014 column “Name-calling” I explored the question of whether it is more appropriate to call Springfield residents Springfieldians or Springfielders.” I consider...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 09:39 am
 They’re having a right-to-exploit -- sorry, "right-to-work” debate in Missouri too, as we learn from a recent dispatch to the Washington Post. A bill embodying measures backed by our Mr. ...
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 04:34 pm
 The nature dioramas at the Illinois State Museum I mentioned in my recent column about such displays “Making dead hyenas come alive”) do not offer the bravura displays of taxidermy &n...
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 04:22 pm
 I have a little more about Springfield’s first public market I mentioned in my piece about farmers markets, “Sustainable agriculture.” Produce and meats were sold in a building ere...
Monday, May 11, 2015 09:18 am
 In a 2014 column (“Why did the pedestrian not cross the road?”) I noted that merchants and property owners in downtown Springfield had been fretting out loud about automobile drivers – ...

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