Trump’s appeal easy to explain

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By Jim Nowlan and Allen Andersen We live in Trump country. Seven of 10 voters in our respective central Illinois counties voted for Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election.…

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‘New day, new way’ in Springfield

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By Rich Miller “This is what decentralized, collective leadership looks like,” declared House Speaker Chris Welch’s spokesperson, Jaclyn Driscoll, not long after the chamber approved the climate/energy bill on an…

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Those who support us need support

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By Angela Williams Every day, millions of workers enter people’s homes to provide care to those with disabilities and the elderly. These “direct-care” workers assist individuals with bathing and dressing,…

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Edgar Fellows need to lead

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By Jim Nowlan Former Gov. Jim Edgar has created a program that might be the last great hope for struggling Illinois, yet his Edgar Fellows Program has yet to prove…

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Energy bill running out of steam

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By Rich Miller While a huge cloud of coal ash exploded around Springfield’s coal-fired electric power plant late in the afternoon, the state’s top three Democrats were huddled in a…

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State Fair meetings were a test

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By Rich Miller The week of Governor’s Day and Republican Day at the Illinois State Fair is always packed with political events. This year was no exception. It’s impossible to…

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