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Editor's Note
Thursday, April 7, 2016 12:00 am
Several states require politicians to shut down their campaign funds after they leave office. Susan Garrett, board chair of the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform, says “in a perfect world” Il
Editor's Note
Thursday, March 31, 2016 12:00 am
Inside this week’s edition is our Capital City JOBS supplement, dedicated to all the Springfield-area unemployed and under-employed residents who still believe in the American dream, and to the busi
Editor's Note
Thursday, March 24, 2016 12:00 am
 For this week observed by Christians as Holy Week, the Episcopal Church House of Bishops issued “A Word to the Church” about today’s political rhetoric. It is worth broad circulation. Here
Editor's Note
Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:00 am
In this week’s cover story on the outrageous ways Illinois lawmakers spend their campaign funds, our Bruce Rushton quotes one state senator saying the public isn’t interested in this subject. “W
Editor's Note
Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:00 am
 It looks like next week’s primary election will see Illinois still in play for the presidential race on both sides. Usually everything has been decided by the time our state gets to vote, but
Editor's Note
Thursday, March 3, 2016 12:00 am
 “Intensive” is the word to describe the “Analyzing and Understanding Systemic Racism Workshop” that is drawing some 50 Springfieldians this weekend. The 2 ½-day training, sponsored by t
Editor's Note
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 12:00 am
It was called a historic occasion Monday evening, because nobody could remember this  happening before in Springfield, but the event seemed ordinary, like something that should happen all the tim
Editor's Note
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 12:00 am
 The bright spot in Gov. Bruce Rauner’s no-budget budget address is his support for increased state funding for K-12 education. In addition, support is growing for a change in the formula for d
Editor's Note
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 12:00 am
Watching Bernie Sanders’ victory speech in New Hampshire, when he went on and on obsessively about income inequality, the need for single payer health care and anger against Wall Street – importan
Editor's Note
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 12:00 am
 Often overlooked in the concern over Gov. Bruce Rauner’s obstructionism is the damage he is doing to his own agenda. Not the Turnaround Agenda, but the governor’s alleged support of ideas li

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