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Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 12:17 am
The state fiscal crisis is only going to get worse, and the solution is becoming more difficult by the day.As you probably know, the General Assembly and the governor have not yet agreed on a full sta...
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 12:16 am
THE TELLTALE HEADLINESThis week we saw two headlines that, sadly, sum up exactly how Bruce Rauner operates, and what he has in store for vulnerable populations in Illinois.First, you had news&nbs...
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 12:15 am
When Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed Medicaid funding for heroin addiction treatment, he kept Illinois in the dark ages while many other states are seeing the light. Roosevelt University released a study rec...
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 12:14 am
Since 2002 I have had the privilege of visiting Cuba three times, once with the Illinois Council of Churches, once with the Presbyterian Mission and once with the First Presbyterian Church of Springfi...
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 12:13 am
 Has a leaf-collection project stumped your family this season? If so, don’t miss out on the two Leaf Identification Hikes hosted by Lincoln Memorial Gardens the first two Sundays in September...
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 12:12 am
 Former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt once referred to the Chautauqua, the adult education movement made popular in the 19th and 20th centuries, as, “The most American thing in America.”...
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 12:11 am
 The Fall 2015 ECCE Speaker Series begins Tuesday at 6 p.m. with a panel discussion examining the historical, social and political lineage nurturing the racial climate that resulted in the June 1...
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 12:10 am
I’m a 37-year-old woman. I’ve always been quick to have sex, but I’m trying to just “date” first. Well, I’ve been on five dates with this one guy, and all we’ve done is kiss. Now I’m b...
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 12:09 am

District 186 is financially stable, but still hurting from past cuts

 It’s only the fourth day of the school year in Springfield Public School District 186, but already Teresa Holton has her AP literature and composition students at Southeast High School reading...
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 12:08 am

Exhibit showcases depth of Illinois State Museum’s collections

 I always learn something when I visit the Illinois State Museum in Springfield. Walking through the new exhibit, “Spectrum: Selections from Fine and Decorative Arts,” I learned about the phe...


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