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Editor's Note
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 12:00 am
 Mayor Jim Langfelder and some members of the city council who oppose the welcoming cities resolution are overthinking the issue. (See commentary, “Mayor trumpets anti-hate measure,” by Bruce
Editor's Note
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 12:00 am
 “The problem with quotes on the internet is that it is hard to verify their authenticity.” – Abraham Lincoln (source: the internet). –Fletcher Farrar, editor and CEO
Editor's Note
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 12:00 am
 It’s fun for a reporter to catch a candidate early in her political career, while she’s still feeling her way, wanting to say the right thing and not offend, while still conveying that she h
Letters to the Editor
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 12:00 am
 When the Trump administration this week gave notice it is scrapping President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, it was seen as an unsurprising move by the conservative administration to appeal to its
Editor's Note
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 12:00 am
While many politicians were saying it’s too soon to talk about gun control, our Sen. Richard Durbin said it’s lawmakers’ job to answer tough questions. “Congress is complicit if it continues i
Editor's Note
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 12:00 am
 Many of us of a certain age are this week reliving a painful chapter of our past with nightly installments of Ken Burns’ documentary The Vietnam War on public TV. For me it’s not just revisi
Editor's Note
Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 12:00 am
Welcome back, Hillary. Some say she never left the public political scene, but the thoughtful talk Hillary Clinton has been giving to the media on her book promotion tour remind us how much a tough, w
Guest Opinion
Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017 12:00 am
Once again Springfield’s U. S. senator, Richard Durbin, is in the national spotlight for being ahead of his time. Before there was DACA – Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals – there was Durbin

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