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Editor's Note
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 12:00 am
At Monday night’s Citizens Club meeting to ponder Sangamon County’s low ranking in health indicators – 80th among 102 counties in Illinois – a new guard seems ready to move in where the old gu
Editor's Note
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 12:00 am
Gov. Pat Quinn gave an upbeat State of the State address, but nobody is convinced. There have been too many cuts and bill-paying delays for anyone to believe the state is on the mend. It is good to se
Editor's Note
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:00 am
“Why so many small babies in Sangamon County?” is the question from this issue that haunts. See page 11 for the article by Lauren P. Duncan, our editorial intern. Sangamon County’s rate for low
Editor's Note
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 12:00 am
King Day came and went this year with the usual good feeling. The Frontiers International breakfast swarmed with politicians rarely seen in Springfield – Aaron Schock, Rodney Davis. . . even Sue Sch
Editor's Note
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 12:00 am
Finally, millions who have been denied health insurance are now getting coverage. But when the bills for Obamacare start coming due, it will become more obvious than ever that policy needs to shift fr
Editor's Note
Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 12:00 am
The Illinois Times staff welcomes Lauren P. Duncan, our editorial intern from the UIS Public Affairs Reporting master’s degree program. From now till June you’ll see her byline frequently in these
Editor's Note
Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 12:00 am
For our Jan. 1, 1976, edition, Illinois Times asked local leaders to prognosticate on the year ahead. Irv Smith, then the Sangamon County Superintendent of Schools: “I think it’s predictable Sprin
Fletcher Farrar: Reporter at Large
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 12:00 am

Could the U.S. be heading for an era of great reform?

 The shutdown of both the government and the American spirit was still in full effect when U of I professor Robert McChesney addressed about 300 environmentalists at the annual fundraising banque


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