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Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 12:16 am

Homeless need a plan

With frost around the corner, it’s time to stop acting like children and start making plans for winter.No one wants a repeat of 15 years ago, when Michael Moffett, recently released from prison afte...
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 12:15 am
The Illinois Senate recently released a heavily redacted copy of the federal search warrant served during the raid of Sen. Martin Sandoval’s Statehouse office last month. And the Village of McCook a...
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 12:14 am
 BUILD ON OUR HISTORYLast week’s cover story (“All charged up,” Oct. 3) had me comparing Springfield to Bloomington/Normal – again. In 2017, McLean County’s planning director spoke to I...
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 12:13 am
Now a heart attack survivor, Bernie Sanders can still win the nomination if he’ll take a politically revolutionary approach. He must stop talking about health care insurance and start talking about...
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 12:12 am

Pink ribbons on a brutal memory

GALESBURG – My mother’s breathing was ragged. I held her left hand with each labored gasp. My dad, her husband of almost 59 years, gripped her right.As she breathed slowly, shallowly, my dad cried...
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 12:14 am

How do pythons see the world?

I write, too much perhaps, about pets.First, there was my dog Peanut. Then came Champ The Wonder Pug. Lately, I have devoted thought to Monty, who is getting on in years, if not decades.Most anyone wh...
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 12:12 am
 A NEW PLAN FOR TREESPeople are talking about the new urban forestry commission, which met for the first time on Sept. 11. Commissioner Rianne Hawkins has publicly stated the city has no tree pla...
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 12:11 am
 The four millennials on the panel at last week’s Citizens Club program were all generous about Springfield, several saying they could see themselves still living here when they are 50 years ol...


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