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Fletcher Farrar: Reporter at Large
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006 12:00 am

He knows that his celebrity is a gift. What will he use it for?

I’m ready to look beyond this election to the next, and hope that, with Barack Obama, our team can win the World Series again. The prospect of our senator as a candidate for president is more fu
Fletcher Farrar: Reporter at Large
Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2006 12:00 am

Voters need something better than her Rod-like casino stopgap plan

There is still time for Judy Baar Topinka to talk straight to the people of Illinois. That’s the only thing that might help her win this disappointing campaign against Gov. Rod Blagojevich and h
Fletcher Farrar: Reporter at Large
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2006 12:00 am

Another bountiful harvest, and everybody gets rich but the farmer

Illinois farmers have a big problem on their hands: They’re about to harvest a huge crop. The U.S. Department of Agriculture started the bad news when it predicted a few weeks ago that total U.S
Fletcher Farrar: Reporter at Large
Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006 12:00 am

Here's what the homeless say should be done about homelessness

When I noticed that the City Council was preparing to address the problems of homelessness, I stopped by outside St. John’s Breadline after lunch to ask the poor and the homeless, and those who
Fletcher Farrar: Reporter at Large
Wednesday, July 19, 2006 12:00 am

If CWLP can be forced to do the right thing, other energy companies can, too

Nobody likes deals done in secret, or under the threat of a lawsuit, but the substance of the Sierra Club deal with City Water, Light & Power is excellent. It gets Springfield involved in wind ene

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