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Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:17 am
 APPROVE THE DOWNTOWN DEALBright New Day Investments, LLC, Rick Lawrence’s downtown project on the corner of Sixth Street and Monroe, is before the City Council with a TIF request. Mistakes hav...
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 12:19 am
MENTALLY ILL INMATESI just wanted to make sure you and your readers know that this administration and the Illinois Department of Corrections have taken considerable steps to enhance the delivery of ca...
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 12:17 am
 WASTE IN CITY GOVERNMENTI did a little research on the sizes of several police departments in Illinois and found that Springfield has more per capita than other cities of comparable size. My pro...
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 12:20 am
 GROWING UP IN JACKSONVILLEThanks to David Blanchette for an excellent article on Jacksonville (“Jacksonville has a lot going on”) in the Dec. 7 edition of Illinois Times.I was privileged to...
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 12:21 am
COLORADO’S CANNABIS CONUNDRUMWhile Big Marijuana pours millions into Illinois to legalize marijuana, leftist lawmakers, giddy about a tiny new revenue source to aid their insatiable spending, ignore...
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 12:15 am
A WhiteWashed PastAs controversy over Civil War monuments has gripped the nation, the state of Illinois needs to stop whitewashing our own slave-owning past in its official telling of history.Some of...
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 12:16 am
 A DEEPER HOLEI write to congratulate Bruce Rushton on his fine article titled “Can I see your papers? No!” in the Nov. 16 issue of Illinois Times.In a time when libraries are faltering with...
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 12:16 am
FOXES GUARDING HENHOUSE In light of the recent complaints or accusations against some people in the Illinois legislature, I was shocked to learn that the so-called Illinois Legislative Ethics Commissi...
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 12:19 am
 WEAK KNEES CAN’T KNEELStrong knees bow and kneel boldly for justice. Weak knees will never kneel for justice; they stumble and fall down to every wind and force of power. To be clear, every fo...
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 12:13 am
TAKING A TOLL ON MEOn July 27, I didn’t have the necessary change for tolls, but knew I could pay for them online. Law requires payment of tolls within seven days. After checking online for several...

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