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Editor's Note
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:00 am
The Senate’s so-called “grand bargain” isn’t soup yet, but if legislators need any further incentive to keep trying, they should read the latest downgrade report from S&P Global Ratings. �
Editor's Note
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:00 am
The Affordable Care Act has been responsible for improving the health of thousands of low-income central Illinois residents who, with the benefit of insurance, now are under the care of doctors and ho
Editor's Note
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 12:00 am
Just as we were wrapping our heads around the oxy-moronic concept of “fake news,” the Trump administration introduced us to “alternative facts” as its new name for lies. The Washington press c
Editor's Note
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 12:00 am
The inauguration of a new flamboyant, iconoclastic but unpredictable president this week has prompted from progressives a most American reaction – to protest and organize. Many from Springfield will
Editor's Note
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 12:00 am
Barack Obama, a victim of term limits in his present job, appropriately returned to his home state to give his farewell address. Sounding like one whose work is done, he encouraged the rest of us to r
Editor's Note
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 12:00 am
In anticipation of the new administration taking office Jan. 20, many Americans are asking themselves what they can do to make these perilous times better. The Dominican Sisters of Springfield suggest
Remembering
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:00 am

MARJORIE SWANSON FARRAR March 11, 1922 – Nov. 27, 2016

 Mom had the quality of stability. She not only did things for a long time, she was content to be where she was and to do what she did. She was married to Dad for 51 years, until his death parted
Editor's Note
Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 12:00 am
We received this message in a holiday greeting card from a friend and decided to pass it along to readers. Following this instruction could lead to peace in Springfield, goodwill to the poor and unive
Editor's Note
Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016 12:00 am
 While Gov. Bruce Rauner was busy this week working on his 2018 campaign for reelection, the education advocacy group Advance Illinois was doing work that needs to be done. Releasing its biennial
Editor's Note
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 12:00 am
Watching Gov. Bruce Rauner flailing about trying to save face while Democrat leaders refuse to play Turnaround call to mind Chicagoan Finley Peter Dunne’s 1895 quote, “Politics ain’t bean-bag.�

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