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Editor's Note
Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:00 am
 At the Better Government Association’s Monday evening forum on “The Future of News: Covering the Capitol,” more than one of the journalists and editors on the panel agreed the news busines
Editor's Note
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:00 am
 A year ago, Mayor Jim Langfelder in his state of the city address talked about streamlining the city’s approach to requests for public records. Now, the city is saying that drafts of an enviro
Editor's Note
Thursday, April 27, 2017 12:00 am
As the U. S. Senate heads to the White House to hear the administration’s assessment of North Korea’s nuclear capability, and as President Trump continues his threat to use preemptive military str
Editor's Note
Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:00 am
As our Chris Britt says in his inimitable way on p. 4, nobody is excited about the current crop of Democratic candidates for governor. Long gone are the days when a powerful political machine could pu
Editor's Note
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:00 am
Every Good Friday for the past 30 years or so a small group of Christians and other compassionate activists follow someone carrying a big wooden cross around downtown, stopping occasionally to sing an
Editor's Note
Thursday, April 6, 2017 12:00 am
 If you haven’t yet been to the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum, get there. The new location, a building leased from the city just outside the Monument Avenue e
Editor's Note
Thursday, March 30, 2017 12:00 am
Other than that, Jackie, how was the conference?If you tried to email Springfield Housing Authority executive director Jackie Newman earlier this week, you received this automatic reply:“I am curren
Editor's Note
Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:00 am
 It gave us a shudder to hear the new secretary of state rattling his saber this week about Korea. The policy of “strategic patience” with North Korea is over, he said, and “all options are
Editor's Note
Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:00 am
Dr. Jerry Kruse, dean and provost of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, has weighed in against the current Republican legislation to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act. His
Editor's Note
Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:00 am
It is now looking increasingly unlikely that Gov. Bruce Rauner and the General Assembly will come up with a budget for the upcoming fiscal year. After Gov. Bruce Rauner withdrew his support from Senat

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