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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
Editor's Note
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 12:00 am
In this day and age, who in their right mind would want to start up and run a police department? The Springfield Park District, by all appearances. The district already has a department, but in name o
Editor's Note
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 12:00 am
 At its public “town hall” meeting Monday evening, HSHS St. John’s Hospital impressed the crowd with its openness about plans for a new medical office building and its interest in the publi
Editor's Note
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 12:00 am
Having failed to win legislative approval for term limits, Gov. Bruce Rauner is running his own housecleaning operation. He’s appointed all three of Sangamon County’s veteran House members to staf
Editor's Note
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 12:00 am
 Illinoisans are still getting to know Gov. Bruce Rauner, who seems like a friendly and compassionate man when he’s not cutting children out of day care or closing museums to the public. So it
Editor's Note
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:00 am
This was the week that the ice began melting at the Statehouse. Child care cuts were largely restored. Cuts to home care for seniors were reversed. Unemployment compensation reform may be on the way.
Editor's Note
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 12:00 am
 When Donald Trump makes a stop in Springfield next week, he and the national media will get a glimpse of a government run by a wealthy businessman with no political experience. The state is at a
Editor's Note
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:00 am
In a day when politicians and officeholders are often scorned, it was good to see the outpouring of honor and respect for Ossie Langfelder, the former mayor, at his funeral. Now political experience i
Guest Opinion
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:00 am
 It was good of Jim Edgar, the former governor, to say clearly that Gov. Bruce Rauner needs to stop holding the budget hostage to his demands, because damage is being done to the state. “We nee
Editor's Note
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:00 am
 In 1986 there were already structural problems with the big new Helmut Jahn-designed state office building in Chicago, opened just a year before. That’s when Adlai Stevenson III, the Democrati

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