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Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 12:07 am

Sometimes, they’re different things

 To say that Springfield is going ga-ga over a comprehensive plan would be an exaggeration in more ways than one.Peppered with quotes from Myron H. West, a planner who helped author the city’s...
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 12:08 am

But Langfelder opposes welcoming resolution

 Where elected officials live has a lot to do with what they say.In California, the mayor of Salinas, along with the United Farm Workers and immigrant groups, opposed a welcoming city resolution...
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 12:05 am

Racism persists in the Gateway City

 Even as pro football battles the White House on whether flag salutes should be mandatory, we have St. Louis.For the second time since 2014, the St. Louis area has been torn by demonstrations tha...
Friday, July 1, 2016 10:58 am

Lawmaker wants a paycheck

There is courage in politics, they say, and there is also chutzpah.And then there is state Sen. Kimberly Lightford, D-Maywood.State comptroller Leslie Munger stopped issuing paychecks to lawmakers...
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 09:34 am

Dick Durbin a Chicagoan?

We don’t mean to criticize, but Chicago magazine’s just-published list of the 50 most-influential Chicagoans has us a bit baffled....
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 12:10 am

Governor apparently lacks email, cellphone

 Last fall, I got a tip.Gov. Bruce Rauner, my tipster said, doesn’t appear to have a state email account.The issue was germane. Besides Hillary Clinton’s infamous failure to do business on a...
Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 10:13 am

One word: Fuhgeddaboudit

The pratfall is always best when Lucy holds the football just a smidgeon longer than she did before, and the Cubs will, unquestionably, end up on their backsides by the time this is over....
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 12:07 am

Rauner’s secrets land him in court

It’s a quote that can’t be repeated often enough as Gov. Bruce Rauner builds a reputation for secrecy at all costs – so long as he isn’t the one paying the bills.“I want to make Illinois gov...
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:20 am

Address at the reopening of Dickson Mounds

 Rich Miller is on vacation.Eleven thousand years ago no human beings yet lived in the central Illinois river valley. The climate was cool and glaciers from the last great ice age still covered p...

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