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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
Editor's Note
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:00 am
 Could we get Sen. Dick Durbin and other public officials to apply some common sense before promoting another big “clean coal” project? It is only natural for job-hungry politicians to crow a
Editor's Note
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 12:00 am
One Springfield alderman has taken great offense at being accused by a fellow alderman of “pontificating” during city council debate. Indeed, the accusation doesn’t seem quite right. To pontific
Editor's Note
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:00 am
 It was good to see some of the Obama swagger return during Tuesday night’s State of the Union address. When the polls and the elections are going the wrong way, when the culture wars and the r
Editor's Note
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 12:00 am
For the past 10 years the Dominican Sisters of Springfield have been both learning and teaching that there’s a lot more to racism than some people not liking other people. See our cover story, “Ro
Editor's Note
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:00 am
 We commend to you this week two pieces of writing about writing. On p. 14 our Jackie Jackson happily describes poet John Knoepfle’s new book of essays. “If you ever loved the Trout Lily Caf
Editor's Note
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:00 am
Everywhere we look there is a surprising amount of hope for the new year. Even Democrats are saying Bruce Rauner could be another Jim Thompson, an amiable dealmaker who can get things done. Racial pro
Editor's Note
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:00 am
 Here it is, the 52nd issue of 2014, completing another year of publishing Illinois Times. This is a good time to remind us all that IT is a minor miracle, an unlikely business that somehow survi
Editor's Note
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:00 am
Every week that governor-elect Bruce Rauner comes to Springfield he learns that the state’s fiscal condition is far worse than it was when he came the week before. This time he discovered a plan to

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