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Thursday, April 12, 2018 12:23 am

A history lesson

 A few nights ago in Springfield, after enjoying dinner at our favorite Old Capitol Plaza restaurant, I came across an illuminating discovery – an old friend. Next door to our restaurant is a b...
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, April 5, 2018 12:18 am
Betsy DeVos is Donald Trump’s multi-billionaire education secretary who hates the very idea of public education and loves the plutocratic idea of corporate rule over democracy. DeVos presently holds...
Thursday, April 5, 2018 12:17 am
 FAIR ELECTION ACTFrom questions surrounding the NRA’s use of foreign funds for election purposes to the head of the Environmental Protection Agency’s $50-per-night rental agreement for a Was...
Thursday, April 5, 2018 12:16 am
Sometimes our mail seems too important to pitch, so we feel compelled to pass it along to our readers. This photo arrived in an envelope with the return address, “Bruce R., Natural Resources Way, Sp...
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 12:15 am
Seeing groups of high school students at Midway Airport on March 23 gave me a feeling that the March for Our Lives event the next day in Washington, D.C., would be big. Indeed, as I took the Metro tra...
Thursday, March 29, 2018 12:21 am

Former newspaper mogul gets blame, or credit

 A couple years ago, I got an email from the blue.It was from a lawyer for an old employer: Mike Lacey is creating a database of former employees, could you please provide your home address? I di...
Thursday, March 29, 2018 12:20 am
 Today’s captains of corporate capitalism like to think of themselves not as mere businesspeople, but as modern society’s genius “innovators.”Sounds positive ... until you ask the key que...
Thursday, March 29, 2018 12:19 am
 The oddest political couple in all of Illinois did pretty well in last Tuesday’s Democratic primary. Two years ago, progressive firebrand Cook County Commissioner Chuy Garcia helped lead Berni...

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