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Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:00 am
 I have made it a practice to travel to countries where toileting facilities are different from ours. I can understand an obsession with scatology from somebody with a diet of cheeseburgers. He t
Editor's Note
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:00 am
 This week we welcome our new journalism intern, Megan Swett, a student in University of Illinois Springfield’s Public Affairs Reporting master’s degree program. Megan, from O’Fallon, recei
Editor's Note
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 12:00 am
 Mayor Jim Langfelder’s end-of-year selection of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s plan for a park on the YWCA block, renamed the North Mansion block, fell on Springfield’s holiday season like a lump of
Editor's Note
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 12:00 am
In this, the final issue of 2017, we are grateful for many things. For another year, our 42nd, of Illinois Times surviving in business to have a voice in this raucous and turbulent world of public aff
Editor's Note
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 12:00 am
Nobody laid a glove on the popular and confident Mayor Jim Langfelder during his appearance at Citizens Club last week. In answer to questions, the mayor made clear he has no intention of reducing pol
Editor's Note
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 12:00 am
One of the best things about Doug Jones’ win over Roy Moore in Alabama is that it energized the state’s long-dormant Democratic Party and chastened the Republicans. There is nothing like a win to
Editor's Note
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 12:00 am
Trolls of old were the ones who ate farmers’ goats. Now President Trump takes pride in being regarded as an internet troll, one who sends out provocative messages intended to cause maximum disruptio
Editor's Note
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 12:00 am
In this our Holiday Guide issue, it is appropriate to pass along some guidance for the shadow side of holidays, where not all is fun and games. Staab Funeral Home, and other Springfield funeral homes,
Editor's Note
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 12:00 am
 The furor over sexual harassment has led to what is being called a “day of reckoning,” with wrongdoers being held to account for their transgressions. The reaction to past abuse, sometimes l

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