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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
Editor's Note
Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:00 am
In the current Pure News USA, fellow newspaper CEO T.C. Christian, Jr. observes Father’s Day by paying tribute to his father, T.C. Christian, Sr., in a piece called “He left me his name.” The el
Editor's Note
Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:00 am
 Almost overlooked during the flood of legislation coming out of the Statehouse was the May 31 tentative agreement on a new contract between AFSCME, the 40,000-member state employee union, and th
Editor's Note
Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:00 am
As the General Assembly rushes to wind up its session by voting on legalizing sports betting, casino expansion, recreational marijuana and a big capital bill, comes the news that some Illinois legisla
Editor's Note
Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:00 am
 Installation of the 30-foot Lincoln statue outside the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum sent us to Illinois Times archives. In March 2005, then staff writer Dusty Rhodes headlined
Editor's Note
Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:00 am
This week’s cover photo, “Julia’s Blue Moon Club, 1945” illustrates both the rich cultural history of Springfield’s African-American community and the fragile nature of its physical structur

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