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Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

Whistling in the dark

August 16, 2014 12:00 am

Illinois to spend $4M for ballot measure mailers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Illinois will likely spend about $4 million to mail pamphlets and buy newspaper ad space to tell voters about several efforts to change the state constitution in the November election, a state spokesman says.

June 06, 2014 2:02 pm

Election officials begin review of constitutional amendments

SPRINGFIELD | In an aging strip mall a few doors down from a dollar store and a Chuck E. Cheese pizza restaurant, Illinois' political future is being decided.

May 05, 2014 12:00 am
'Freedom Indiana' seeks to stop marriage amendment

'Freedom Indiana' seeks to stop marriage amendment

INDIANAPOLIS | A bipartisan coalition of business, civic and social groups have organized under the name "Freedom Indiana" to stop a proposal banning gay marriage and civil unions from being added to the state constitution.

August 21, 2013 2:15 pm Photos

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Ken Burns recounts 'Prohibition' in latest documentary

Ken Burns knows a good story when he sees one, and his latest PBS epic, "Prohibition," certainly contains all the elements for a highly intoxicating yarn.

October 02, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: Move forward with plan to join finance offices

Illinois Senate's unanimous passage of a constitutional amendment to merge the offices of treasurer and comptroller is a good sign — but don't get your hopes up yet.

April 16, 2011 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: 'Not welcome' sign for Indiana

Forty-six years ago, Indiana lawmakers repealed a state law banning interracial marriage, just two years before the U.S. Supreme Court declared such laws unconstitutional. On Tuesday, the Indiana House began the process of prohibiting marriage for same-sex couples, throwing in a ban on civil…

February 26, 2011 12:00 am

Committee calls for U.S. constitutional convention

INDIANAPOLIS | Is it time for the United States to have a constitutional convention?

February 17, 2011 7:00 pm

Reaction to overturning of Calif gay marriage ban

Quotes in reaction to a federal judge overturning California's gay marriage ban Wednesday:

August 04, 2010 6:21 pm
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