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Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:01 am
 It’s that time of year again when we celebrate on an international level a great holiday of profound importance to the world. Well, yes, there’s Passover and Easter, too, but I was referring...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:01 am
 ROAD REPAIR FAIRNESSEnjoyed the article by Lauren Duncan (“Pay at the pump, fix the roads,” April 10) regarding raising the gasoline tax to raise more money for roads.I am not sure that rais...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:01 am

First full-scale carbon sequestration site planned near Jacksonville

 Illinois is one step closer this week to becoming the home of the nation’s first “clean coal” facility, planned near Jacksonville.The federally backed FutureGen 2.0 project aims to capture...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:01 am

Springfield groups combating exclusion with pool of trained minority workers

 With about $4 billion in transportation and other projects planned for Springfield in the coming years, groups in Springfield are already working to ensure a fair share of the jobs generated go...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:01 am
 The electronic sharing of certain obscene images could soon be a criminal offense in Illinois.State Rep. Scott Drury, D-Highwood, is sponsoring legislation that would make it a crime when an ind...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:01 am
 It’s apparent from the start that director Ivan Reitman wants Draft Day to be to the NFL what Moneyball was to the MLB. For a while, the film succeeds in that. It is a no-nonsense, behind-the-...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:01 am
 Former U.S. Senator from Illinois Alan J. Dixon, in his recent book, The Gentleman from Illinois, writes, “Frankly, I believe there are too many elective offices in most states, including an e...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:01 am
 a carhit a carhit a carhit a carhit my friendron stoppedat a red lighthe checked outokay at thehospital Icould addphilosophicclichés hereweb of lifeout of theblue left fieldbut you cando that f...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:01 am
 Enjoy the classic tale The Jungle Book April 18-19 presented by Springfield Theatre Centre. Gil and Ann Opferman are directing this beloved story of Mowgli the Indian boy raised by wolves i...

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