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Editor's Note
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 12:00 am
This needs to be a country that does not go crazy over editorial cartoons. That happens elsewhere, where free speech is not so well understood, or so deeply ingrained as a defining value. Chris Britt,
Editor's Note
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 12:00 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
Editor's Note
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 12:00 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�
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 12:00 am

A century of compassion collides with the state of Illinois

 The last nursing home resident left Pleasant Hill Village in Girard last week, almost 112 years after the first ones arrived at “The Home for the Homeless,” a beautiful large brick facility
Editor's Note
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 12:00 am
A praying mantis is doing his praying on my office window just now, a reminder that fresh opportunity comes around with each back-to-school season, with each election campaign, with each guilty verdic
Editor's Note
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 12:00 am
Sharp-eyed readers will note that this week’s print edition of lllinois Times is slightly smaller than previous issues. The page is an inch shorter, our concession to the Trump administration’s ta
Editor's Note
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 12:00 am
 Now, before the silly season starts, is the time to get acquainted with political candidates and their stands on the issues of their campaigns. In this week’s cover story on the 13th District
Editor's Note
Thursday, July 19, 2018 12:00 am
While the current president was flummoxing over pushback from his lovefest with Vladimir Putin, former president Barack Obama was in South Africa lecturing about how truth is now up for debate and how
Editor's Note
Thursday, July 12, 2018 12:00 am
 The restored Governor’s Mansion opens to the public Saturday, along with the new Jackson Street Trail and its Bicentennial Plaza. The mansion renovation is a fine gift to Springfield from Gov.
Editor's Note
Thursday, June 28, 2018 12:00 am
AFSCME Council 31 called the U. S. Supreme Court ruling against the union a “blatant political attack,” while the Illinois Policy Institute, crowing over its victory, called the unions “inherent


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