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Guest Opinion
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 12:00 am

Pink ribbons on a brutal memory

GALESBURG – My mother’s breathing was ragged. I held her left hand with each labored gasp. My dad, her husband of almost 59 years, gripped her right.As she breathed slowly, shallowly, my dad cried
Guest Opinion
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 12:00 am
 There is power in names. That is something of which former Illinois Congressman Paul Findley was keenly aware. Findley, a Republican from Jacksonville, died last month at age 98. Findley, who se
Guest Opinion
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:00 am

The church’s influence has waned

 After being elected to the Illinois legislature in 1936, Richard J. Daley would do the same thing every morning in Springfield.The future mayor of Chicago would kneel and a priest would intone:
Feature
Thursday, March 8, 2018 12:00 am

Challenging an unpopular governor from the right

 “Don’t you think this will be the year of the insurgent?“ Jeanne Ives said as she strolled across the lawn of the Illinois Statehouse. Synonyms for insurgent include rebel or revolutionary
News
Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 12:00 am
Even in his hometown of Springfield, Mark Janus is a relatively unknown figure. Janus is a state employee who works in a nondescript office investigating child support claims. He’s also a divorced f
Feature
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 12:00 am

Conservative with a clean image, Erika Harold launches unlikely campaign for attorney general

 It’s not unusual for Illinois politicians to end up in prison, but usually it happens after they are elected, not before.For Erika Harold, the only Republican running for Illinois attorney gen

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