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Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 12:00 am

How Shaken Baby Syndrome doubles a tragedy

Children get injured; children get sick. And more often than we might expect, they have medical conditions that even the parents may not be aware of and are yet to be diagnosed. It is every care provi
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009 12:00 am

The late Harlington Wood, Jr.’s remarkable life

Many people in Springfield, who hold a variety of views about politics and law, have praised the late Harlington Wood as an individual of integrity and accomplishment. Wood’s memoirs, An Unmar
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008 12:00 am

False confession happens more often than you think. Here’s how.

In the summer of 1989, a 19-year-old Waverly woman, Melissa Koontz, disappeared late at night after leaving work on the far west-side of Springfield. What followed was a series of events in
Guest Opinion
Thursday, June 29, 2006 12:00 am

Why are we allowing immigration policy to turn restrictive and punitive?

The image of the United States is of a country that provides refuge for people who desire freedom and opportunity — yet the latest round of immigration “reform,” which targets &ldquo
Guest Opinion
Thursday, May 19, 2005 12:00 am
With the growing number of exonerations in recent years, it is obvious that Illinois has seen more than its share of individuals who have been wrongfully convicted and given
Guest Opinion
Thursday, April 17, 2003 12:00 am

The inadequacy of American representative democracy

One of the stated major objectives of the American war in Iraq is to establish a "democratic" form of government. Yet when we look at the way decisions were made in our war policy, American democracy


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