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Thursday, March 31, 2011 10:48 am

Looking back on high school sports rivalries

Finally. The Springfield High girls beat Glenwood at soccer the other night, after nearly a decade during which Chatham girls played Mike Madigan to the conference’s legislative rank and file. T...
Thursday, March 24, 2011 06:30 pm

Reflecting on the Forbes billionaires

Years ago, when I kept an office downtown, prurient curiosity caused me to drop by the PO every once in a while to check out the creeps on the FBI’s latest Ten Most Wanted list posted in the lob...
Thursday, March 17, 2011 05:50 am

The rise of the Chicago city-state

While the pundits debate whether Illinois is leaning to the left or the right, the U.S. Census Bureau, deciding on better evidence supplied by the 2010 population count, has concluded that Illinois is...
Thursday, March 3, 2011 10:15 am

Springfield’s booming health care economy can’t keep living like this

Springfield has become to sick people what Decatur is to soybeans, a major regional processing center in which raw materials are processed by the latest in high-tech machinery into novel products such...
Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011 10:22 am

Lincoln’s farewell to Springfield as a Guinness gag

When I lived on the east side in the 1980s, I often walked past the building now called the Lincoln Depot on my way to and from downtown. Many’s the time I found myself having to wait while a fr...
Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 07:14 pm

Why the Constitution is not our political holy book

At my age, “constitutional issues” usually involve medicine, not the law, if only because the other kind are so complex that thinking about them makes my head hurt. A boyhood reading of Th...
Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 11:24 am

Some pitfalls in doing family history research

Thomas Schwartz has been the Illinois State Historian since 1993. Asked how he got into the racket in a 2008 interview, Mr. Schwartz recalled that he grew up surrounded by an extended family whos...
Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 03:25 pm

Who pays for Springfield’s low-priced housing?

Each year for nearly 20 years now, the National Association of Home Builders and the Wells Fargo Bank have boiled down national real estate data into an easy-to-digest housing affordability index. Loc...
Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 08:48 pm

Barnes &%u2008Noble is poorly. What does that mean for Springfield?

Back in March of 2009, Barnes & Noble signed a new five-year lease on its store in the strip mall at Wabash and Veterans where it has been doing business since it opened in 1993. The decision was ...
Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011 04:27 am
As a business owner who has created hundreds of jobs over the past two decades, I understand economic policies that build sustainable growth. Yet the billions in tax cuts for the wealthy recently sign...

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