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Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 12:18 am
In a 1932 dissenting opinion, Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis noted that the benefit of America’s federal structure is that “a single courageous state may, if its citizens choose, serve as a...
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 12:17 am
Gov. Rauner attended a meeting last week of his “Cabinet on Children and Youth,” but it’s not known if he pulled aside one of its members, State Superintendent of Education Tony Smith, for a lit...
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 12:16 am
 ILLINOIS CLEAN JOBS BILLThe Illinois General Assembly can make our state a leader in clean energy. As a progressive leader in Springfield, I know that policy that supports energy-efficiency prog...
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 12:15 am
As you’ll read in Patrick Yeagle’s cover story this week, Springfield is the capital of video gambling in Illinois. It has the most establishments offering video gambling – 176 – of any city,...
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 12:14 am
This campaign year has been full of twists and turns. We don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow, let alone on Nov. 8. So talking about what comes afterward seems premature. But it’s been on...
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 12:13 am
 See comedian Kevin Farley live this weekend at Donnie B’s Comedy Club. While Kevin is commonly known as the younger brother to “Saturday Night Live” superstar Chris Farley and the older br...
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 12:12 am
 Springfield’s premier event devoted to the physical, emotional and financial health and well-being of women of all ages returns to the Illinois State Fairgrounds’ Orr Building this Saturday...
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 12:11 am
 See actors and actresses in period costume portray eight people buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery whose actions were central to the development of Springfield. Portrayed individuals include Leanna Do...
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 12:10 am
 I’m a woman who’s on the feminist dating app Bumble, where women have to make the first move. Men can only write back to women who message them. I thought this would be empowering, but even...
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 12:09 am

Video gaming yields millions for infrastructure, but at a cost

 Orville Dash is no stranger to addiction.Now 79 years old, he is a recovering alcoholic but hasn’t drank a beer in 35 years. He quit smoking, too; he once inhaled three or four packs per day b...

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