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Editor's Note
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 12:00 am
Lest we hereabouts take New Salem for granted, Dr. Mark Pohlad of DePaul University brought from Chicago his passion for the reconstructed pioneer village to the “lunch and learn” audience at Univ
Editor's Note
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 12:00 am
The Sangamon County Citizens Survey, released last week and available online, showed that 93% of respondents have health care insurance coverage and 89% have a primary care doctor. Yet despite having
Editor's Note
Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 12:00 am
We knew this, but it is worth reminding ourselves, that national Republicans weren’t always so anti-immigrant as they are today. It was presidential candidate Ronald Reagan who hailed “millions of
Editor's Note
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 12:00 am
 President Trump thinks it must have been a conspiracy that allowed Jeffrey Epstein to escape suicide watch to kill himself. It’s true, and here’s more. The Federal Bureau of Prisons has not
Editor's Note
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 12:00 am
There is no shortage of good proposals to whittle away at the gun problem. The fact that the Ohio shooter killed nine people in 30 seconds puts the focus once again on AK-47s and large capacity magazi
Editor's Note
Thursday, July 18, 2019 12:00 am
 Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. continues to say what needs to be said. Here’s part of his statement issued July 15: “Do not be afraid of that man behind the curtain in the White House. It’s only D
Editor's Note
Thursday, July 11, 2019 12:00 am
Now that the Code Red storm has passed, Storm Team 20 still regularly warns us that terrible weather may be coming, but now adds that there is but a “slight to moderate risk” that any of it will h
Editor's Note
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:00 am
 Abraham Lincoln said it was time, 87 years after the founding Fourth of July, for the nation to have a “new birth of freedom” and it is time again. Nobody knows quite what to do about racism
Editor's Note
Thursday, June 27, 2019 12:00 am
Illinoisans got used to thinking that because we abolished capital punishment in 2011 the moral dilemma of the death penalty now belongs only to residents of other states. But now the guilty verdict i
Editor's Note
Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:00 am
As crowds of homeless people gather downtown – at the library and at the church across the street – we are reminded that homelessness is a community responsibility, and not just in winter. With th

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