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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
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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
Editor's Note
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:00 am
The state of the state? Confused. Illinois can’t understand how its new, inexperienced governor can continue to keep a straight face while pretending that his anti-union agenda is more important tha
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Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 12:00 am
 This week’s “Statehouse preview” cover story by Amanda Vinicky comes to you by way of Illinois Issues, the 40-year-old public affairs magazine published by University of Illinois Springfie
Editor's Note
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 12:00 am
For those of us who don’t understand Donald Trump’s popularity, it was good to hear President Obama declare for all the world to hear that the Republican frontrunner is just wrong. In his State of
Editor's Note
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:00 am
Of course aldermen and the mayor think they – all of them and nobody but them – are the best ones to decide on city government’s ethics, but the squabbling does not inspire confidence that anyth
Editor's Note
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 12:00 am
 It was 40 years and a few months ago that a group of visionary entrepreneurs gathered in Springfield to start a weekly newspaper they called Illinois Times. They found a ready audience and, more
Editor's Note
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:00 am
 The best thing about the holiday season is the spirit of generosity that covers the land. Church groups provide meals for the unfortunate. Charities gather coats and toys for children. Motorcycl
Editor's Note
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:00 am
 Through the pouring rain Sunday evening people came and kept coming by the hundreds to the mosque of the Islamic Society of Greater Springfield. The event was billed as an interfaith peace vigil

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