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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 04:01 pm

Highlights from the second issue of Illinois Times

It didn't take long for Illinois Times to find controversy back in 1975. The second issue featured an exposé on Sangamon State University's internal struggle for power and self-determination, along with an angry letter against the ERA....
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 08:16 am
 In “Merge, right?” and “Honest, officer, I didn’t see it coming,” I ventured the opinion that the State of Illinois does not set the licensing bar for automobile drivers high enough...
Monday, June 22, 2015 02:23 pm
In "The razor blade in the apple," I examined Mr. Rauner's proposal to freeze property taxes, exempt local governments from the Prevailing Wage Act and allow those governments to limit wh...
Friday, June 19, 2015 11:28 am
Go behind the scenes of the presidential transition process with head of the non-partisan White House Transition Project and author Martha Joynt Kumar, as she discusses her latest book Before the Oa...
Thursday, June 18, 2015 04:35 pm
 If you’re looking for family fun this Father’s Day, consider a trip to the Illinois State Museum for a modern pop art workshop led by New York artist and author Michael Albert. Attendee...
Thursday, June 18, 2015 12:21 am

Rauner’s property tax freeze plan hides a nasty surprise

 The interesting debate about property taxes in Illinois was the one they didn’t have last week at the Statehouse. Under consideration were various versions of a proposal, first made last year...
Thursday, June 18, 2015 12:20 am
 Near my home in Austin, Texas, there is a great, old refurbished motel that I recommend to people when they come to visit our fair city. It not only is right on the famed Congress Avenue but als...
Thursday, June 18, 2015 12:19 am
 Gov. Bruce Rauner gave rip-roaring speeches in several Democratic legislative districts last week denouncing the state’s Democratic leadership. All of his visits were accompanied by Illinois R...
Thursday, June 18, 2015 12:18 am
 A CRAFTY SOLUTIONWhat if the crafts and trades, with their training programs, teamed up with the Springfield Building and Zoning housing division and Administrative Court to bring houses out of...

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