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Thursday, May 2, 2019 12:13 am
One of the benefits of being a small-town newspaper editor is you get to know important people. I was pleased to get a letter last week from U. S. Sen. Richard Durbin, wishing me a happy birthday. “...
Thursday, April 25, 2019 12:11 am
Sometimes we just have to say no. Our friends at NPR Illinois, who already have an ad in the paper, were asking if we might find some editorial space this week to promote the many events they have pla...
Thursday, April 18, 2019 12:15 am
If talking sense about border security is what you want, send somebody from Springfield. Sen. Richard Durbin, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Immigration Subcommittee, was in El Paso last week...
Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:19 am
 My goodness we’re in Code Red again and there’s another “cyclone bomb” headed our way, the second in three weeks. If we didn’t know such scary terms we’d think it’s just spring in...
Thursday, April 4, 2019 12:13 am
Congratulations on your re-election Mr. Mayor, now let’s get back to work. Jim Langfelder is right that his first term “laid a foundation for a better tomorrow,” and voters showed confidence in...
Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:13 am
When Springfield voters go to the polls Tuesday on Election Day, they will find a robust ballot with dozens of candidates, many newcomers and more women than in past local elections. Several candidate...
Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:12 am
Normally conservative and responsible legislators get all excited when there’s talk of a capital bill. That’s because it’s a Christmas tree bought with borrowed money, so all restraint goes out...
Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:11 am
 Everybody knows, “If you see something, say something.” But not as many have learned, “If you read something, write something.” People are always telling us, “I almost wrote you a lett...
Thursday, March 7, 2019 12:13 am
 “As goes journalism, so goes the community,” the Feb. 26 panel on the state of Springfield news media, is set for rebroadcast on NPR Illinois Monday at noon and 7 p.m. It’s worth a listen,...
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 12:14 am
It’s good that racial disparity in Springfield has become an issue in the campaign for mayor. Rarely is the subject discussed so openly as it was during Monday’s mayoral candidate forum sponsored...


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