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Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:01 am
 cowcount poem #1100 mitch you’re totally wrongwhen you say why do I need1100 cows on my computer my reply is if you need 11 cows it is good to have 1100 to choose fromwe have the singing cow t...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:01 am
 Next to Normal is the 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning contemporary rock musical about a suburban family of four grappling with a mother’s worsening bipolar disorder. The show utiliz...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:01 am
 This Friday, May 29, the number one Michael Jackson tribute show in the world will be performed at the Prairie Capital Convention Center. Two talented performers will portray the King of Pop dur...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:01 am
 On Saturday, the Nipper Wildlife Sanctuary hosts a Master Naturalist Summit for those interested in volunteering with the University of Illinois Extension Master Naturalist volunteer program. Th...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:01 am
 When the going got tough, Barack got in a huff and then he got gruff.President Obama has worked himself into such a tizzy over the TPP that he’s lashing out at his progressive friends in Congr...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:01 am
 I spent the better part of last Wednesday asking folks around the Statehouse if they had anything positive to tell me. I went looking for anything that might indicate a silver lining to this inc...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:01 am
 “For the last two weeks, we have had a continual round of strawberry parties….. This last week we gave a strawberry company of about seventy.” – From a letter written on June 26, 1859, b...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:01 am
The numbers still aren’t adding up for Illinois’ fledgling medical marijuana industry, once seen by many as a license to print money. Consider startup costs that can never be recouped given the cu...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:01 am
When the Nazis began forcing groups deemed “undesirable” into concentration camps in March 1933, gay people were among those rounded up and murdered. Gay people were forced to wear a pink triangle...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:01 am

Is the California drought an opportunity for Illinois farmers?

 Moving west to California some years ago, I was commanded to pull off the interstate at the state line in the Sierra Nevada. A young man in uniform asked me to open the car so he could inspect w...

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