Home All Articles
Thursday, June 8, 2017 12:01 am
the anonymous student from theseventies reminded me of a writingassignment I once gave: “1. Have anadventure. 2. Write about it.” themuch appreciated letter got methinking about adventure – nodo...
Thursday, June 8, 2017 12:01 am

Pad thai at home

 Thirty-four years ago I heard about a little coffee shop in the parking lot of a shabby motel on Springfield’s north side that had unlikely pairing of corndogs and Thai food on the menu. Even ...
Thursday, June 8, 2017 12:01 am
I’m a guy who hates fake boobs. I’ve dumped women I really liked upon discovering they have them. Total dealbreaker for me. However, I obviously can’t just ask whether a woman has them. What sho...
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 03:11 pm

Sentencing set for Aug. 8

Xuesong “Gary” Yang, who once worked as a recruiter of foreign students for the University of Illinois Springfield, has quietly pleaded guilty to raping a 17-year-old Chinese student. The g...
Monday, June 5, 2017 03:31 pm

Quits after contest rigging exposed

Dennis DeRossett, president and chief executive officer of the Illinois Press Association, has resigned. The resignation announced today by the press association comes after Illinois Times revea...
Sunday, June 4, 2017 03:11 pm
Chicago Highlands' 5th hole. Photo from Golf AdvisorThis week I wrote about golf, more specifically about golf courses in and around Illinois. Among them are Chicago Highlands in suburban Westchest...
Thursday, June 1, 2017 12:17 am

Rauner’s tax freeze is the wrong solution to the wrong problem

 “Everyone in Illinois,” says Bruce Rauner, “knows that property taxes are too high” compared to other states. Everyone in Illinois knows nothing of the sort. Mr. Rauner, for example, kno...
Thursday, June 1, 2017 12:16 am
 These are hard times for America’s gold miners. They’re struggling to haul wealth out of the land while seeing their pay drop further and further down.Take Bob Mercer. He’s been a top mine...

Calendar

  • Fri
    23
  • Sat
    24
  • Sun
    25
  • Mon
    26
  • Tue
    27
  • Wed
    28
  • Thu
    29
   

SPRINGFIELD EVENTS

PUB CRAWL