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Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 12:21 am

A century of compassion collides with the state of Illinois

 The last nursing home resident left Pleasant Hill Village in Girard last week, almost 112 years after the first ones arrived at “The Home for the Homeless,” a beautiful large brick facility...
Thursday, May 10, 2018 12:19 am

And for the rest of us

 When Nate Schwiethale joined the Wichita police force 17 years ago he was assigned to downtown, where he spent most of his time dealing with homeless people, who often had substance abuse proble...
Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:17 am

Restorative justice for sexual misconduct

 As the high-profile Bill Cosby trial winds down this week, it’s right to ask what happens to low-profile victims who get harassed in the workplace every day by low-profile lowlifes? What happe...
Thursday, April 5, 2018 12:19 am

A veteran immigration fighter finds her voice in Springfield

Rosanna Pulido was nearly unknown in Springfield until last fall when she emerged as the strongest citizen voice opposing the city council resolution to make Springfield a “Welcoming City.” The re...
Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:19 am

Trying to keep central Illinois fertilizer out of the Gulf

 Last August the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced the Gulf of Mexico “dead zone” – an area of low oxygen (hypoxia) that can kill fish – is the largest ever measur...
Thursday, March 1, 2018 12:20 am

SIU’s Dr. Jerry Kruse thinks deeply about big changes in the U.S. health system

 When Dr. Jerry Kruse headed to Honduras in 2005 to volunteer, he thought he was going on a simple medical mission trip to a rural village devastated by Hurricane Mitch. Instead he discovered a h...
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 12:24 am
When the wheels come off in Washington, and Illinois enters another cycle of bad government, I turn to the Adlai Stevensons for hope about politics. The Adlai I have had the privilege to cover is numb...
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 12:19 am
 In the fall of 1977, not long after Elvis Presley died, I took a call on one of the two phones in our Illinois Times office on Eighth Street, a few doors from Lincoln’s home. Both phones had l...
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:18 am
 I have made it a practice to travel to countries where toileting facilities are different from ours. I can understand an obsession with scatology from somebody with a diet of cheeseburgers. He t...

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