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Thursday, March 28, 2013 11:04 am

Why is Illinois’ Internet service so backward?

We all live in a brave new world, but the future is happening sooner in some places than in others. As you might expect, the planet is home to many nations where connections to the Internet, the highw...
Thursday, April 4, 2013 11:04 am

Why so little public interest in serving the public interest?

The nation laughed when Clint Eastwood debated an empty chair at the Republicans’ national convention, but it wasn’t funny in Illinois. More and more of the seats on Illinois’ town c...
Thursday, April 11, 2013 11:04 am

Rich Shereikis taught in the classroom and on the printed page

Richard Shereikis died in Evanston on March 29. He was 75.A spot on the staff of Illinois Times in its very early years was an entry-level position – anyone who walked up the steps and through t...
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 04:10 am

Spielberg almost gets Lincoln right

Springfield has seen two Lincoln movies recently – Saving Lincoln, which retells the White House years from the perspective of his close friend and bodyguard and which the Abraham Lincoln Associ...
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 10:07 am

Hearing sometimes shouldn’t be believing

Wait a minuteMaybe my hears are clogged or somethin’Maybe I’m not understanding the English language”– “My Life Is Good,” by Randy NewmanI have concluded, after not...
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 02:54 am

Politics isn’t the only bar to merit hiring

Baptists have had more success against sin in Illinois than merit-hiring advocates have had against patronage. As I noted the other day, political patronage has been a factor in hiring in State of Ill...
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 04:57 pm

How to really help the veteran

Illinois legislators and governors have a soft spot for heroes. I know that because they do so much to create them. The administrators of adoption agencies that find ways to keep going when the state ...
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 01:26 pm

What are public universities for?

Illinois legislators aren’t the only people who have to borrow money to pay for services whose value they sometimes question. Tuition and fees at four-year public institutions in the U.S. rose n...
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 10:00 am
The definition of “energy independence” is evolving. Until recently, it has meant the U.S. producing enough of our own oil so that we were not dependent on other nations for our energy nee...
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 04:39 pm

Springfield needs new attractions to draw the tourists

My Christmas shopping being done, I curled up in front of a glowing space heater to catch up on my reading. At the top of the pile was the official 2012 visitors guide to Springfield, “your not ...

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