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Editor's Note
Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:00 am
 It looks like next week’s primary election will see Illinois still in play for the presidential race on both sides. Usually everything has been decided by the time our state gets to vote, but
Editor's Note
Thursday, March 3, 2016 12:00 am
 “Intensive” is the word to describe the “Analyzing and Understanding Systemic Racism Workshop” that is drawing some 50 Springfieldians this weekend. The 2 ½-day training, sponsored by t
Editor's Note
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 12:00 am
It was called a historic occasion Monday evening, because nobody could remember this  happening before in Springfield, but the event seemed ordinary, like something that should happen all the tim
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
Editor's Note
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
Editor's Note
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


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