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Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 12:18 am
 Mayor Jim Langfelder’s end-of-year selection of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s plan for a park on the YWCA block, renamed the North Mansion block, fell on Springfield’s holiday season like a lump of...
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 12:09 am
In this, the final issue of 2017, we are grateful for many things. For another year, our 42nd, of Illinois Times surviving in business to have a voice in this raucous and turbulent world of public aff...
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 12:16 am
Nobody laid a glove on the popular and confident Mayor Jim Langfelder during his appearance at Citizens Club last week. In answer to questions, the mayor made clear he has no intention of reducing pol...
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 12:19 am
One of the best things about Doug Jones’ win over Roy Moore in Alabama is that it energized the state’s long-dormant Democratic Party and chastened the Republicans. There is nothing like a win to...
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 12:20 am
Trolls of old were the ones who ate farmers’ goats. Now President Trump takes pride in being regarded as an internet troll, one who sends out provocative messages intended to cause maximum disruptio...
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 12:14 am
In this our Holiday Guide issue, it is appropriate to pass along some guidance for the shadow side of holidays, where not all is fun and games. Staab Funeral Home, and other Springfield funeral homes,...
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 12:15 am
 The furor over sexual harassment has led to what is being called a “day of reckoning,” with wrongdoers being held to account for their transgressions. The reaction to past abuse, sometimes l...
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 12:15 am
 Mayor Jim Langfelder and some members of the city council who oppose the welcoming cities resolution are overthinking the issue. (See commentary, “Mayor trumpets anti-hate measure,” by Bruce...
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 12:18 am
 “The problem with quotes on the internet is that it is hard to verify their authenticity.” – Abraham Lincoln (source: the internet). –Fletcher Farrar, editor and CEO...
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 12:12 am
 It’s fun for a reporter to catch a candidate early in her political career, while she’s still feeling her way, wanting to say the right thing and not offend, while still conveying that she h...

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