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Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:00 am

Restorative justice for sexual misconduct

 As the high-profile Bill Cosby trial winds down this week, it’s right to ask what happens to low-profile victims who get harassed in the workplace every day by low-profile lowlifes? What happe
Editor's Note
Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:00 am
 Seldom is heard a discouraging word about Abraham Lincoln, around here at least, but Bloomington author and lawyer Guy Fraker, who has written two books on Lincoln’s circuit-riding days, told
Editor's Note
Thursday, April 5, 2018 12:00 am
Sometimes our mail seems too important to pitch, so we feel compelled to pass it along to our readers. This photo arrived in an envelope with the return address, “Bruce R., Natural Resources Way, Sp
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Thursday, April 5, 2018 12:00 am

A veteran immigration fighter finds her voice in Springfield

Rosanna Pulido was nearly unknown in Springfield until last fall when she emerged as the strongest citizen voice opposing the city council resolution to make Springfield a “Welcoming City.” The re
Editor's Note
Thursday, March 29, 2018 12:00 am
 It’s hard for me to even find time to worry about Stormy Daniels with all the protest I’m getting from the puzzle people. What a determined group they are, pulling out all the stops in an ef
Editor's Note
Thursday, March 22, 2018 12:00 am
Gov. Bruce Rauner says he’s “humbled” by his near loss to Rep. Jeanne Ives in the Republican primary, and that now he hears Illinois. But it’s not clear what he hears. Does he hear that Illino
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Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:00 am

Trying to keep central Illinois fertilizer out of the Gulf

 Last August the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced the Gulf of Mexico “dead zone” – an area of low oxygen (hypoxia) that can kill fish – is the largest ever measur
Editor's Note
Thursday, March 8, 2018 12:00 am
Two events in Springfield this week recalled more hopeful times in U.S. politics and government. In the play All the Way at the Hoogland Center for the Arts – there’s still time to see it and you
Editor's Note
Thursday, March 1, 2018 12:00 am
 Big policy changes can happen fast. Politics and economics can move quickly. That’s one lesson I got from Dr. Jerry Kruse, dean of the SIU School of Medicine, when I interviewed him on health
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Thursday, March 1, 2018 12:00 am

SIU’s Dr. Jerry Kruse thinks deeply about big changes in the U.S. health system

 When Dr. Jerry Kruse headed to Honduras in 2005 to volunteer, he thought he was going on a simple medical mission trip to a rural village devastated by Hurricane Mitch. Instead he discovered a h

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