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Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:01 am

Ocean acidification tops the annual list of important stories ignored by the mainstream media

 Our oceans are acidifying – even if the nightly news hasn’t told you yet.As humanity continues to fill the atmosphere with harmful gases, the planet is becoming less hospitable to life as we...
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:01 am
 There’s something about approaching late October that I always look forward to experiencing. It’s the smell of the cooling air, the feel of warming sunshine, leaves turning and falling in sw...
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:01 am
RAISE ROOM RATESInstead of putting an envelope in each Marriott hotel room along with suggesting a proper amount for hotel guests to tip housekeeping personnel (Jim Hightower, “Marriott’s shameful...
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:01 am

Jimmy Carter visits Jacksonville to announce plan

 Decades of violence between Israelis and Palestinians could be ended by carving out space for a Palestinian state, according to Jimmy Carter.The 90-year-old former president visited Jacksonville...
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:01 am

Oberweis is swinging hard for Durbin’s seat

 This is no David and Goliath battle. Here, “David” has little chance of winning, and “Goliath” has barely acknowledged there even is a battle.U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Springfield, a Demo...
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:01 am

SJ-R staff schedules demonstration

 After seven years of no raises, editorial employees at the State Journal-Register are asking the public to join them for a Monday rally outside newspaper offices on Ninth Street.“Anybody can c...
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:01 am

Pit bulls on special at Animal Control

 Pity the pit bull.Some see the breed as the devil incarnate, out to ravage men, women and children, not to mention other dogs, with vise-like jaws, lots of teeth and a hair-trigger temperament t...
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:01 am
 Make no mistake, there’s little in the way of originality where David Leitch and Chad Stahelski’s John Wick is concerned. It’s a simple story you know well – a man of violence, in an att...
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:01 am
Politics and corruption are two words that are all too often found together, especially in Illinois. While we have laws meant to protect whistleblowers who point out legitimate problems, most remain f...
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:01 am
the State has stole our pensionsthe State has stole our pensionsthe State has stole our pensionssing loo-di-doo-di-doothat big ole bag of moneywe gave our savings tothe State just took and stole itsin...

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