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Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:20 am
Of all the economic pain in America that Washington ought to be relieving, what group would you choose as the top priority?Public opinion surveys consistently reveal that the great majority of us say...
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:19 am
You may have read a news story or two about the latest blistering report from New York-based S&P Global Ratings about Illinois’ fiscal and economic woes.But it’s far more brutal than anything...
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:18 am
 JUST ANOTHER TAXTo Dick McLane (“Letters,” Feb. 2, Illinois Times): I believe this (the Beverage Tax Act) is just another tax. Where the dollars go is unknown but the goal is to make it fair...
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:17 am
In Chicago and around the country, local governments are learning, slowly but surely, that information belongs to the people, not just to police and prosecutors, and that transparency builds trust. Th...
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:16 am
As a country, we make a habit of looking forward, not backward. But I’m going to ask you to turn your attention back a few weeks, to Barack Obama’s Jan. 10 farewell address to the American people....
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:14 am
 On Friday, Feb. 17, enjoy a musical adventure based off the popular book series by the late children’s author Barbara Parks. The Junie B. Jones book series was created for beginning readers an...
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:13 am
 Don’t miss the 2017 Springfield Area Home Builders Association Home Exposition, which features more than 120 vendors showcasing the latest trends in home building and remodeling. The annual sh...
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:13 am
 If you’ve ever expressed curiosity and a desire to take to the stage, attend The Muni’s Audition Workshops on Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. This event will be split...
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:12 am
I really appreciated your recent column about people who go through with getting married when they know deep down that they’re making a mistake. I’m reminded of the common societal admonishment ag...
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:11 am

District 186 pushes for academic excellence

 Anyone who doubts the intellectual powers of public high school students need only watch Ruby Latif teach advanced placement literature to seniors at Southeast High School.The year’s reading l...

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