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Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:00 am
 The war is over 150 years ago; a week later Lincoln is dead. Now it is three weeks till his body is finally laid to rest in Springfield. At first it seemed bizarre and maudlin to plan a reenactm
Editor's Note
Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:00 am
Jim Langfelder’s decisive win for mayor should give him the confidence to breathe energy into city hall. His first order of business is to recruit new leadership for City, Water, Light and Power, wh
Editor's Note
Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:00 am

Contemplating antique glass paperweights

 IT went all in to preview the upcoming Springfield municipal election. Last week’s cover story by Bruce Rushton offered depth and context on the race for mayor between Paul Palazzolo and Jim L
Editor's Note
Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:00 am
 At this writing, the Illinois House has passed a stopgap budget fix, waiting for the Senate to act to keep government running till June 30. Many Statehouse watchers are so amazed and pleased tha
Editor's Note
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:00 am
The drip, drip of records related to the city’s Shredgate scandal continued this week with the city’s release of minutes, a transcript and an audio recording of an hour-long city council executive
Editor's Note
Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:00 am
 Every two years the Public Affairs Reporting program at University of Illinois Springfield reminds us of its impact on the world of journalism by inducting successful graduates into the Bill Mil
Editor's Note
Thursday, March 5, 2015 12:00 am
 On Monday staff writer Bruce Rushton broke the story on illinoistimes.com that Vince DeMentri, anchor for WICS television news, had been involved in an election night bar fight at Hooters with G
Editor's Note
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 12:00 am
Mayor Mike Houston lost Tuesday’s primary election, but he can hold his head high for running a campaign focused on the issues and his record as mayor, which isn’t nearly as bad as the final vote
Editor's Note
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:00 am
 We are pleased to hear that Gov. Bruce Rauner has recognized the need to give independence to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum by making it a stand-alone state agency. Now it
Editor's Note
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:00 am
On Sunday, Feb. 12, 1865, his 56th birthday that would be his last, Abraham Lincoln was apparently working at his desk in Washington, D. C. Records show that he was in a merciful mood. After a long co


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