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Editor's Note
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 12:00 am
Trolls of old were the ones who ate farmers’ goats. Now President Trump takes pride in being regarded as an internet troll, one who sends out provocative messages intended to cause maximum disruptio
Editor's Note
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 12:00 am
In this our Holiday Guide issue, it is appropriate to pass along some guidance for the shadow side of holidays, where not all is fun and games. Staab Funeral Home, and other Springfield funeral homes,
Editor's Note
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 12:00 am
 The furor over sexual harassment has led to what is being called a “day of reckoning,” with wrongdoers being held to account for their transgressions. The reaction to past abuse, sometimes l
Editor's Note
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 12:00 am
 Mayor Jim Langfelder and some members of the city council who oppose the welcoming cities resolution are overthinking the issue. (See commentary, “Mayor trumpets anti-hate measure,” by Bruce
Editor's Note
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 12:00 am
 “The problem with quotes on the internet is that it is hard to verify their authenticity.” – Abraham Lincoln (source: the internet). –Fletcher Farrar, editor and CEO
Editor's Note
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 12:00 am
 It’s fun for a reporter to catch a candidate early in her political career, while she’s still feeling her way, wanting to say the right thing and not offend, while still conveying that she h
Letters to the Editor
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 12:00 am
 When the Trump administration this week gave notice it is scrapping President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, it was seen as an unsurprising move by the conservative administration to appeal to its
Editor's Note
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 12:00 am
While many politicians were saying it’s too soon to talk about gun control, our Sen. Richard Durbin said it’s lawmakers’ job to answer tough questions. “Congress is complicit if it continues i

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