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Editor's Note
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 12:00 am
Too bad that the federal judge denied Rod Blagojevich’s appeal to reduce his prison sentence from 14 years to five. The full sentence seems excessive, considering that the hapless Rod is remorseful
Editor's Note
Thursday, July 28, 2016 12:00 am
During this week when Democrats are celebrating a historic achievement by a woman, one who has accumulated a record of public service through decades of hard work in the trenches, this newspaper nomin
Editor's Note
Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:00 am
 Those of us watching the Republican National Convention to see whether Donald Trump can appeal beyond his base have been disappointed by all the attention to his family. Whether Melania’s spee
Editor's Note
Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:00 am
 Two days after the police killings in Dallas, as the nation struggled once again to respond to racial violence, the annual business meeting of the Association of Alternative Newsmedia in Austin
Editor's Note
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:00 am
 If you think Gov. Bruce Rauner is having trouble getting his Turnaround Agenda approved, try backing significant garbage reform in Springfield. Though earlier mayors (Karen Hasara, Tim Davlin) t
Editor's Note
Thursday, June 30, 2016 12:00 am
How refreshing it is to hear Illinois Republicans fighting with Illinois Democrats over how much money should go to Chicago Public Schools. What a breath of fresh air to hear arguments over what shoul
Editor's Note
Thursday, June 23, 2016 12:00 am

Does the city of Springfield need its own planner?

 Though not much new came out of Monday’s panel discussion at the Sangamo Club, sponsored by the Better Government Association, on the “Impact of the Impasse,” it was interesting to hear ar
Editor's Note
Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:00 am
 David Axelrod of Chicago, who was President Barack Obama’s chief political strategist and senior adviser, now a CNN commentator, was in Springfield last week for the Illinois Press Association
Editor's Note
Thursday, June 9, 2016 12:00 am
The fiscal policy center of Voices for Illinois Children, a respected and reliable nonprofit, offers “eight takeaways” to put the state’s fiscal problems in perspective. 1. Without a fully funde


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