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Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:01 am
 MORE POLICE DIVERSITYIn 1972, the Illinois State Police hired a young, black state trooper from Rockford to join the force in District 15. He returned to Rockford to patrol the tollway from Rock...
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:01 am

Funeral plans in flux

 The reenactment of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral on the 150th anniversary of that event is not coming together in the usual way for an occasion that organizers promise will be once in a lifetime.N...
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:01 am

Prison reform advocate leading state agency

 Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to reduce Illinois’ use of incarceration. His commitment to prison and sentencing reform is evident in the person he hired to crunch the numbers.Until recently, John Ma...
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:01 am
 For any story that revolves around sex to have any sort of impact, the characters involved must be complex and appealing. If we can’t come to care about or be intrigued by them, then having th...
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:01 am
 The fear of measles and news of the Ebola virus have captured news headlines for many months. These are of course serious news stories and deserve our attention. However, there is one issue that...
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:01 am
 On Monday, Feb. 23, visit the Out of Africa Heritage Center, located at 422 E. Monroe St., for a book signing and discussion with Seenaa G-D Jimjimo. Seenaa will be signing copies of her book, T...
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:01 am
 Sustainability will be the topic of discussion on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 6:30 p.m., at Lincoln Library. Sustainable design leaders from Springfield and Chicago will share the stories behind their ...
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:01 am
 If you are a fan of “Whose Line is it Anyway?” or The Second City, you will not want to miss this weekend’s Portuguese Rodeo Clown Company performances. In this live, improvisational two-h...
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:01 am
 Business schools and Wall Street banks preach a strict, anti-social doctrine of corporate management that comes down to this: CEO’s must be idiots. By that I mean the original Greek word “id...

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