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Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 12:14 am
 COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDEDNow that AFSCME employees are receiving back pay for step increases, with interest to follow soon, let’s have a round of applause for Rep. Tim Butler for this overdue la...
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 12:14 am
 BUILD ON OUR HISTORYLast week’s cover story (“All charged up,” Oct. 3) had me comparing Springfield to Bloomington/Normal – again. In 2017, McLean County’s planning director spoke to I...
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 12:12 am
 A NEW PLAN FOR TREESPeople are talking about the new urban forestry commission, which met for the first time on Sept. 11. Commissioner Rianne Hawkins has publicly stated the city has no tree pla...
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 12:15 am
TIME FOR CHANGE“We can no longer save the world by playing by the rules because the rules have to be changed. We need a system change, rather than individual change, but you cannot have one without...
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 12:13 am
 JUST SAY NOI went to the city council meeting where the topic of selling recreational marijuana in Springfield was on the agenda. I could tell from the comments of several of the members that th...
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 12:18 am
WORTH A CHANCELast week’s article on the Knights of Columbus raffle said the savvy gambler would be better off at a casino than buying into the K of C drawing (“Big money,” Sept. 5). Bruce Rusht...
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 12:13 am
 BAN DICAMBAWhoever extended the deadline for dicamba application to July 15 should be asked to resign (“Dicamba is proving a headache for some Illinois farmers,” Aug. 15). The Illinois Depar...
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 12:17 am
MEMPHIS MAKES FOR MEANINGFUL CONVERSATIONSIt isn’t often that artists are able to use their platform to introduce conversations. Our goal, as staff members of Memphis: The Musical, was to not only t...
Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 12:16 am
 NOT THEIR COUNTRYIn his recent opinion column (“Guns, guns, guns, guns,” Aug. 15) Bruce Rushton correctly wrote, “The Second Amendment needs to go.” It shouldn’t have come to that, how...
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 12:15 am
PARTICIPATE IN ASSISTING THE HOMELESSA recent article covering a proposed Health and Housing Center troubled me (“Done deal? Look before making Ward 2 a dumping ground again,” Aug. 1).  The a...


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