Sam McCann’s third-party long shot

 Talk about being unfriended.If State Senator Sam McCann from the Macoupin County community of Plainview was unpopular with the powers that be in Springfield before, he became a virtual pariah fo...

ALPLM foundation goes GoFundMe

How desperate is the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, which owes nearly $10 million for Lincoln artifacts?Check out the foundation’s GoFundMe.com campaign, set up after quiet efforts...

ALPLM foundation seeks bailout

 Shortly after the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation closed a 2007 deal to buy a trove of Lincoln artifacts for $23 million, the nonprofit foundation signed an agreement with the st...

Journalist gets unusual FOIA request

 The most intriguing part of dustups over Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Quincy Veterans Home, where 13 people have died from Legionnaire’s disease, isn’t epidemiology.The governor’s ability to...
 Get ready, America – here we go ... to war! This kind of war is an affront to the values that most of us hold dear, and this war is truly nasty and evil: A war on the poor.Generalissimo Trump...
 “Nothing’s more important for a governor than having a good budget because that allows you to manage the state to do your job.”Let that recent quote from former Gov. Jim Edgar as reported...
SPORTS GAMBLINGThe U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal law that prohibits sports gambling.I strongly disagree with the high court’s decision based in a states’ rights argument. I too believe...
In Hamilton, the musical, at one point the lead character knows trouble is coming. “In the eye of a hurricane,” he sings, “There is quiet/ For just a moment/A yellow sky.” In this week’s cov...
 Maybe it’s the heat, maybe it’s the rain; more likely it’s both or neither, but whatever is going on, the music always starts to bloom around this time of year. Then everything melds – a...

The opening of the farmers market

 This Saturday is the opening day of the Old Capitol Farmers Market (OCFM). I’ve had the day circled in my calendar for weeks now – I feel like a little kid counting the days until her birthd...
 On May 19, Springfield Pridefest, the gayest celebration in town, returns for another year. The festivities kick off with a parade at 11:30 a.m., beginning at Fifth and Allen streets, leading no...
 Bring your friends, families, blankets and lawn chairs to the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon on Friday, May 18, and settle in for a showing of Disney’s Coco, the first installment of the Spring...
 Attend a book signing and presentation by Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Garrow on Tuesday, May 22, in honor of his book Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama. The book, which provides th...
 I’m a 33-year-old woman, and I’ve always been thin. I lost about 12 pounds after a tough breakup. I’m working on getting back to a healthier weight. However, people keep making cutting rem...

Sam McCann’s third-party long shot

 Talk about being unfriended.If State Senator Sam McCann from the Macoupin County community of Plainview was unpopular with the powers that be in Springfield before, he became a virtual pariah fo...

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