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Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 12:14 am
 Sooner or later, every rookie reporter must face the ugly facts: Somewhere, sometime, there will be a school board meeting she will have to cover. A veteran opinion monger like me faces a simila...
Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:14 am

An immigrant’s billboard about not gossiping

 I established my Springfield salon, Gulden’s Nail Spa, in 2012. I was born and raised in Adana, Turkey, and moved to the United States at the age of 21. It has always been my dream to own my o...
Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:15 am
 America is a nation composed of immigrants, the fairly recent descendants of immigrants, native peoples and the descendants of slaves. Unlike regions of the world where majorities may descend fr...
Thursday, July 13, 2017 12:13 am
Thousands of Americans could die waiting for the Food and Drug Administration to approve new, lifesaving treatments if Congress fails to reauthorize a 25-year-old law this summer.The legislation, the...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:16 am

Can Democrats and independents form a majority coalition?

 Earlier this month I attended the 2017 People’s Summit in Chicago along with several thousand other progressive activists. The event was sponsored by a “who’s who” of left-leaning Democr...
Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:13 am
I am in agreement with President Donald Trump on at least one thing. He is quoted as telling Republican senators that the House’s American Health Care Act (AHCA) was “mean” and whatever Senate R...
Thursday, June 15, 2017 12:14 am
 Times may change, but some things stay the same. Fortunately for music lovers across Illinois, the municipal band is a constant, a cherished part of the summer landscape in communities statewide...
Thursday, June 8, 2017 12:12 am

Neglecting mental health services is bankrupting our health care system

President Trump and Republican congressional leaders justifiably want to curb the alarming growth in government health care spending. Their proposed solution? Cut $880 billion in federal funds from Me...
Thursday, June 1, 2017 12:12 am
 I’ve had a number of conversations recently that convince me our country is divided into two political camps separated by a deep and uncomfortably wide gap. No, I’m not talking about liberal...

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