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Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 02:40 pm

Source says assistant wants top job

Tim Bass, head of the U.S. attorney’s public corruption unit based in Springfield, is angling for the top job, a source says.Bass would neither confirm nor deny that he’s interested in taking over...
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 12:21 am

Some politicians want to bring back coal

 The new president, apparently, plans to make America toxic again. The New York Times reports that Comrade Trump has put a climate-change agnostic and friend of the coal companies in ch...
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 12:20 am
This past January, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, the multimillionaire protege of the Koch brothers’ plutocratic kingdom and American Legislative Exchange Council darling, revealed to a startled nation tha...
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 12:18 am
A BROKEN WORLDI would like to offer another point of view regarding James Krohe Jr.’s “Country blues” (Dec. 1). I am from Springfield, but I have lived in and visited both rural and metropolitan...
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 12:17 am
Watching Gov. Bruce Rauner flailing about trying to save face while Democrat leaders refuse to play Turnaround call to mind Chicagoan Finley Peter Dunne’s 1895 quote, “Politics ain’t bean-bag.�...
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 12:16 am
As hard as the campaign might have been and the transition is proving to be, Donald Trump’s challenges are really just beginning. Governing after a toxic election in which the results awarded him an...
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 12:15 am
 Join the Springfield Ballet Company for three performances of The Nutcracker on Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11. The SBC’s 42nd annual rendition of the timeless ballet classic features...
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 12:14 am
 This weekend, travel to the zany town of Tuna, Texas, for an unforgettable Christmas play about the antics surrounding the citizens of small-town Texas. The play, which originally premiered as p...

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