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Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:25 am

The Y Block and Yasgur’s farm

 We are arriving, this year, at some important anniversaries.Already, we have observed one. The big day having passed, D-Day, 75th Anniversary: A Millennials Guide, is on steep discount at Amazon...
Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:24 am
If you talk to the Statehouse old-timers, they’ll tell you they haven’t seen such a productive spring legislative session since Gov. Jim Thompson’s days. I think it’s probably safe to say that...
Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:23 am
BASEBALL STORIES A GOOD READI have enjoyed the recent stories on baseball by Stuart Shiffman.  Regarding his story on Harry Caray (“Baseball’s salesman,” May 30), I heard many a broadcast b...
Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:22 am
Democratic Gov. J. B. Pritzker and the legislature have gambled on a new direction for Illinois. The dramatic new course seeks to turn our state from a government mired in conflict, impasse and perenn...
Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:22 am
In the current Pure News USA, fellow newspaper CEO T.C. Christian, Jr. observes Father’s Day by paying tribute to his father, T.C. Christian, Sr., in a piece called “He left me his name.” The el...
Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:14 am

Beware of lawmakers bearing gifts

 Reading through the recently approved state capital plan is a bit like going on a 362-page Easter egg hunt.Roof repairs. Window replacement. Wastewater infrastructure improvements. Road construc...
Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:13 am
 The governor and his top staff showed again last week that they can make things happen under the Statehouse dome. To corral 73 votes for a graduated income tax constitutional amendment in a 74-m...
Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:12 am
 OFFENSIVE TERMI was quite interested to learn of Oscar Wilde’s visit to Springfield in your recent story (“Springfield, the entertainment capital, 1800s-style,” May 30). However, I was dis...
Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:11 am
 Almost overlooked during the flood of legislation coming out of the Statehouse was the May 31 tentative agreement on a new contract between AFSCME, the 40,000-member state employee union, and th...
Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:10 am
 I am lucky enough these days to be in regular touch with young people – students – who are interested in public service. I find hope in their quality, energy and motivation, and they press m...

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