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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
Editor's Note
Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:00 am
“Don’t call my business small,” was the common sentiment given voice at the Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards program this week. As 37 businesses were recognized and five of those were c
Editor's Note
Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:00 am
It is tempting to applaud President Trump for ignoring diplomatic niceties in order to engage the North Korean leader in an effort at peacemaking. Just go talk to the guy, what can it hurt? We can hop
Editor's Note
Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:00 am
One good thing about the political divide in Springfield is that it keeps a lot of bad things from happening, bad things like casino gambling expansion. The proposal died in committee in the closing d
Editor's Note
Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:00 am
In Hamilton, the musical, at one point the lead character knows trouble is coming. “In the eye of a hurricane,” he sings, “There is quiet/ For just a moment/A yellow sky.” In this week’s cov
Thursday, May 10, 2018 12:00 am

And for the rest of us

 When Nate Schwiethale joined the Wichita police force 17 years ago he was assigned to downtown, where he spent most of his time dealing with homeless people, who often had substance abuse proble


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