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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
Editor's Note
Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:00 am
There is room for hope that the state Senate will do the right thing and pass the package of “grand bargain” bills over to the House, where there will be more bargaining and eventually, finally, a
Editor's Note
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:00 am
 When headlines warn “Millions face possible deportation,” Springfield should heed the warning. Although this is not a haven for the undocumented, as major cities and border towns may be, new
Editor's Note
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:00 am
In Chicago and around the country, local governments are learning, slowly but surely, that information belongs to the people, not just to police and prosecutors, and that transparency builds trust. Th
Editor's Note
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:00 am
The Senate’s so-called “grand bargain” isn’t soup yet, but if legislators need any further incentive to keep trying, they should read the latest downgrade report from S&P Global Ratings. �
Editor's Note
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:00 am
The Affordable Care Act has been responsible for improving the health of thousands of low-income central Illinois residents who, with the benefit of insurance, now are under the care of doctors and ho
Editor's Note
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 12:00 am
Just as we were wrapping our heads around the oxy-moronic concept of “fake news,” the Trump administration introduced us to “alternative facts” as its new name for lies. The Washington press c
Editor's Note
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 12:00 am
The inauguration of a new flamboyant, iconoclastic but unpredictable president this week has prompted from progressives a most American reaction – to protest and organize. Many from Springfield will
Editor's Note
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 12:00 am
Barack Obama, a victim of term limits in his present job, appropriately returned to his home state to give his farewell address. Sounding like one whose work is done, he encouraged the rest of us to r
Editor's Note
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 12:00 am
In anticipation of the new administration taking office Jan. 20, many Americans are asking themselves what they can do to make these perilous times better. The Dominican Sisters of Springfield suggest

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