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Editor's Note
Thursday, March 30, 2017 12:00 am
Other than that, Jackie, how was the conference?If you tried to email Springfield Housing Authority executive director Jackie Newman earlier this week, you received this automatic reply:“I am curren
Editor's Note
Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:00 am
 It gave us a shudder to hear the new secretary of state rattling his saber this week about Korea. The policy of “strategic patience” with North Korea is over, he said, and “all options are
Editor's Note
Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:00 am
Dr. Jerry Kruse, dean and provost of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, has weighed in against the current Republican legislation to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act. His
Editor's Note
Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:00 am
It is now looking increasingly unlikely that Gov. Bruce Rauner and the General Assembly will come up with a budget for the upcoming fiscal year. After Gov. Bruce Rauner withdrew his support from Senat
Editor's Note
Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:00 am
There is room for hope that the state Senate will do the right thing and pass the package of “grand bargain” bills over to the House, where there will be more bargaining and eventually, finally, a
Editor's Note
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:00 am
 When headlines warn “Millions face possible deportation,” Springfield should heed the warning. Although this is not a haven for the undocumented, as major cities and border towns may be, new
Editor's Note
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:00 am
In Chicago and around the country, local governments are learning, slowly but surely, that information belongs to the people, not just to police and prosecutors, and that transparency builds trust. Th
Editor's Note
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:00 am
The Senate’s so-called “grand bargain” isn’t soup yet, but if legislators need any further incentive to keep trying, they should read the latest downgrade report from S&P Global Ratings. �
Editor's Note
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:00 am
The Affordable Care Act has been responsible for improving the health of thousands of low-income central Illinois residents who, with the benefit of insurance, now are under the care of doctors and ho
Editor's Note
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 12:00 am
Just as we were wrapping our heads around the oxy-moronic concept of “fake news,” the Trump administration introduced us to “alternative facts” as its new name for lies. The Washington press c


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