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Thursday, April 18, 2019 12:18 am

Confessions of a hog buyer

 My first motorcycle was a 1975 Honda Goldwing, unless you count the summer when I occasionally rode a 1973 Honda CL350 that didn’t always start, which wasn’t a bad thing, given I had no driv...
Thursday, April 18, 2019 12:17 am
Sen. Melinda Bush, D-Grayslake, spent more than a year holding hearings and overseeing negotiations which eventually produced SB 1829, a massive omnibus bill on sexual harassment.The proposal would do...
Thursday, April 18, 2019 12:16 am
 AGREES WITH GAS TAX INCREASEIf I were running for office, supporting the proposed state gas tax increase likely would doom my chances.  Nonetheless, a gas tax increase at this time makes gr...
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 18, 2019 12:14 am
I became active in politics in the late 1950s, got elected to Congress in 1964, and have remained engaged in one way or another every year since then. I’ve had a ringside seat for a long time. So I...
Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:29 am

So let’s form a commission

 Tree care at my house is easy.In the front yard is a dogwood, which largely takes care of itself. Not too big, not too small, grows slow and perhaps fools passersby into thinking some thought wa...
Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:28 am
 Freshman Rep. Terra Costa Howard, (D-Glen Ellyn), was reportedly none too pleased when Think Big Illinois began running TV ads in her district.Think Big Illinois is the dark money group created...
Thursday, April 11, 2019 12:20 am
 NEW SMEAA MEMBER RESPONDSJill Steiner made a number of excellent points with regard to the elected board that oversees the Bank of Springfield Center. In particular, she asks why we even have an...
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 11, 2019 12:18 am

Former U.S. attorney shares lessons learned

 In a series of articles, I’m looking at questions about criminal justice: “Are we safe?” “Are we smart?” “Are we fair?” “What is the best way forward?” I’ve discussed Peoria�...


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