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Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 07:29 am

Does geographic isolation explain why Statehouse politics are corrupt?

A few weeks ago the nation was briefly distracted from the work of buying, stealing and subverting this year’s elections by the release of a report from researchers at the Kennedy School of Gove...
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 04:48 pm

Spending too much on health care that does too little

When it comes to their health – and eventually, everything does – Americans’ motto is, “Too much is never enough.” That phrase ought to be printed on every test report, e...
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 05:35 pm

What are the leaping fish trying to tell us?

The two Old Friends (I am told) were sitting at breakfast. Old Friend No. 1 recalled the summer nights of her youth when she would join her beau on the banks of Lake Springfield, there to mix Wheaties...
Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 03:31 pm

The soft case for hard time for Bill Cellini

The feds want Bill Cellini to get at least six and a half years in a steel box when he is sentenced in October in Chicago. His lawyers have argued that the feds seem to forget that Cellini was not con...
Thursday, July 26, 2012 01:14 am

Good for the City of Springfield, yes, but for the city?

“People,” goes an old political adage, “vote their pocketbooks.” That goes for people in elected office too.A diligent reader attended a Springfield Park Board meeting at which...
Thursday, July 12, 2012 07:59 pm

Should Griffin Woods be spared “development”?

Few of our readers know the words and music to “Woodman, Spare that Tree,” a mawkish ballad that was a hit in the 1830s. Instead they are singing the blues about the destruction of Griffin...
Thursday, July 5, 2012 06:56 pm

Jim Edgar tries to bridge the Chicago-Downstate divide

Jim Edgar is the closest thing the Illinois Republican Party has to a sage. His long career in elective office made him wise – wise enough anyway to retire from elective office – and he ge...
Thursday, June 28, 2012 06:30 am

Was rezoning for another supermarket in the city’s interest?

If a woods fall and eight aldermen are not listening, does it make a sound? A few days ago the Springfield city council voted 8-2 to replace Griffin Woods, the 20-acre patch of forest at Bruns Lane an...
Thursday, June 21, 2012 04:31 am

Considering downtown redevelopment in its metropolitan context

A seven-member team of urban paramedics known as a Sustainable Design Assessment Team recently spent three days touring Springfield’s city center, greater downtown Springfield. They were charged...
Thursday, June 14, 2012 03:44 pm

What to do when White Oaks is gone

A planned new “patioscape” on the parking lot side of the former White Oaks Cinema will provide outdoor seating for customers of the shops and eateries expected to move into the converted ...

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