Bad water feeds rage in Chatham

 Grubs.Just when Craig Hall figured he’d heard it all, fans at a recent Glenwood High School football game recognized him as a South Sangamon Water Commission trustee and complained about a gri...

Court tosses DUI seizure case

 Drunken drivers with prior convictions for driving under the influence might consider driving expensive cars, given a recent ruling by an Illinois appellate court.“That’s, essentially, the p...

Sustainability moves beyond environment to people

 Joe Terrell’s story starts not with a light bulb turning on above his head, but rather with one going out.It was the late ’90s, and Terrell owned a Denny’s restaurant franchise in Mokena,...

Edgar, Kennedy say establishment politicians have failed to bring change

 Voters are angry, and they’re ready to tear down the institutions of government.That was the message this week from former Gov. Jim Edgar and Christopher Kennedy, scion of the Kennedy politica...

Sidney Watkins center of visitation dispute

Sidney Watkins, the nine-year-old girl whose father was murdered by her maternal grandmother in 2008, is in the custody of child protective authorities in Massachusetts following the arrest of her mother on Wednesday....

Case began with 2008 murder

Jennifer Watkins, who left Illinois after being ordered to allow visits between her daughter and the girl's paternal grandparents, was arrested today in Massachusetts....

Donald Trump’s run for the White House in 1992

 Donald Trump has run for the presidency before. He ran in 1968 disguised as George Wallace and again in 1996 as Patrick Buchanan. He also ran in 1992, as my excerpted column from Oct. 29 of that...
 To many hard-working people, this is a time of economic uncertainty. Thus, it is important to point out that America’s superrich are intentionally and brazenly knocking down the middle class a...
 Since his inauguration, Gov. Bruce Rauner has consciously aped Washington, D.C.’s notoriously noxious battle to “win” the daily media spin cycle. Rauner has a set base of talking points ba...
 CLINTON ISN’T CLEANWhat to do with radioactive waste has long been the Achilles heel of nuclear energy. Plans for storing all waste in Nevada seemed good by all the states except Nevada. The Y...
 Raised in Kentucky with side trips to Denmark and Montana, this one-woman band of gypsies landed in Cincinnati where she established herself as a potent force in the local kinda-country scene. B...

Kimchi 101

 It’s smelly, spicy, scary-looking and quite possibly the world’s healthiest food. It hisses and foams when you open its jar. It is revered by Koreans and reviled by many Americans. Kimchi ...
 As we welcome October 2016 to the world, the weather couldn’t be any nicer. The music ain’t bad either, with the folkies finding fall familiar.    Friday gives us Dana Cooper...
 If you haven’t voted yet, it’s time to get to the poll and make your voice heard. There are great candidates on the ballot in every category. The super-enthused electorate, happy not angry,...
 Spend your Saturday morning shooting and sharing photos of historic central Illinois during the Ninth Annual Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk. The Springfield walk will be lead by Robert Fox, a...
 See solar energy hard at work in Springfield during the 10th annual Illinois Solar Tour, hosted by the Illinois Energy Association. The free, open-house-style event takes place on Saturday, Oct....
 See a different type of historical reenactment this weekend. Witness medieval fighters from around the world compete in full-contact medieval steel combat during the Battle of the Nations on Sat...
I’m a man who likes to girl-watch. I do this from behind very dark glasses, yet I still elicit scowls from women. Recently, I was at a help desk, and I availed myself of the view down the receptioni...

Bad water feeds rage in Chatham

 Grubs.Just when Craig Hall figured he’d heard it all, fans at a recent Glenwood High School football game recognized him as a South Sangamon Water Commission trustee and complained about a gri...

Edgar, Kennedy say establishment politicians have failed to bring change

 Voters are angry, and they’re ready to tear down the institutions of government.That was the message this week from former Gov. Jim Edgar and Christopher Kennedy, scion of the Kennedy politica...

Sustainability moves beyond environment to people

 Joe Terrell’s story starts not with a light bulb turning on above his head, but rather with one going out.It was the late ’90s, and Terrell owned a Denny’s restaurant franchise in Mokena,...

Court tosses DUI seizure case

 Drunken drivers with prior convictions for driving under the influence might consider driving expensive cars, given a recent ruling by an Illinois appellate court.“That’s, essentially, the p...
You have to hand it to Zara’s Collision Center when it comes to the best use of Bambi in ad campaigns. Each fall, as local deer prepare to get stupid and start wandering on roadways, especially afte...
The sun seems to be rising on solar power. As environmental regulations put the squeeze on coal power, the energy market seems poised to move toward more “distributed generation” like residential...

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