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Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 12:17 am
 During the lead-up to the recent special legislative session over the state budget and a tax hike, Gov. Bruce Rauner’s staff studied whether their boss had the power to force legislators to at...
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 12:16 am
SOLAR PARKING METERSThank you Bruce Rushton, for your excellent article on parking, including the Decatur idea, worth considering, of yanking all the parking meters. [See “Time expired?” July 20.]...
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 12:15 am
 Last week I strolled around the U.S. Capitol in the early evening, stopping for a while to watch an orderly protest rally against the Republican plan to obliterate Obamacare, at that hour being...
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 12:14 am
 Sooner or later, every rookie reporter must face the ugly facts: Somewhere, sometime, there will be a school board meeting she will have to cover. A veteran opinion monger like me faces a simila...
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 12:13 am
 If family-friendly fun is what you’re after this weekend, don’t miss Cirque Italia, an animal-free traveling “water circus.” Cirque Italia, which has been performed internationally more...
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 12:12 am
 Get ready to enjoy Decatur’s strongest summer tradition, as the Decatur Celebration roars to life for its 32nd year. The longtime festival, which donates proceeds annually to local service org...
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 12:11 am
 Start your engines bright and early for the Fifth Annual Powerlight Abraham Lincoln Car Show Spectacular. The car show, free to all spectators, will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine....
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 12:10 am
You’ve answered some questions about online dating recently, but I haven’t seen you mention dating sites that do criminal background checks. Do you think it’s a smart idea to sign up for one of...
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 12:09 am

The Land of Lincoln is the country’s largest de facto nuclear waste dump

 Under a federal measure passed 30 years ago, the spent fuel from America’s nuclear reactors is supposed to be permanently buried out in the Mojave Desert, tucked deep under a mountain, far fro...
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 12:08 am

Northside Children’s Community Library provides books and comfort

 During a recent visit by Jack, a therapy dog, to Northside Children’s Community Library, many of the kids were excited for a chance to interact with a canine friend. A few, however, were appre...

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