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Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 12:19 am
 Gov. Bruce Rauner’s campaign-reset speech last week has been described as “contrite,” a “mea culpa” and even an “apology.”I actually do believe, as Rauner claimed, that he’s “g...
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 12:18 am
REMEMBER THE CENTENNIALAmong other things, the State of Illinois Bicentennial represents a golden opportunity to look back and appreciate the state’s centennial celebration. Events were held through...
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 12:17 am
This week’s cover story by Dusty Rhodes emphasizes one solution to the teacher shortage, but clearly many solutions are needed. The statewide report, “Strong Teachers, Strong Classrooms,” by the...
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 12:16 am
 “Do most women wait 40 years to claim someone tried to rape them? Or is that just liberal women?” –A meme posted on my Facebook news feed by a high school friend.When I read those words, I...
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 12:24 am

Store owner ready to quit

 Queen Elizabeth has a throne. James T. Kirk had the captain’s chair. Mark Kessler presides from a cluttered desk that is equally iconic for locals with an appreciation for records, posters, ne...
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 12:23 am
 If you live in Indianapolis; Newark, New Jersey; Miami; Austin; Philly; Chicago; Atlanta; or 13 other lucky cities, congratulations, for you’re a finalist in the magnificent “Throw Your Mone...
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 12:22 am
 The J.B. Pritzker campaign slapped a new label on Gov. Bruce Rauner the other day, calling him “Governor Veto” because he’s vetoed several bills that the Democratic candidate supports.Sinc...
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 12:21 am
TRAIN PROBLEMSSpringfield has a problem that no mid-sized city with hopes of development should have: trains. There are three sets of tracks that run right through the middle of the city. At just abou...
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 12:20 am
 Some of us are trying to build a constituency for historic preservation while working to assemble a coalition that will come together to save historic buildings. Too often preservationists don�...

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