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Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 12:11 am
I’m a man who likes to girl-watch. I do this from behind very dark glasses, yet I still elicit scowls from women. Recently, I was at a help desk, and I availed myself of the view down the receptioni...
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 12:10 am

Bad water feeds rage in Chatham

 Grubs.Just when Craig Hall figured he’d heard it all, fans at a recent Glenwood High School football game recognized him as a South Sangamon Water Commission trustee and complained about a gri...
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 12:09 am

Edgar, Kennedy say establishment politicians have failed to bring change

 Voters are angry, and they’re ready to tear down the institutions of government.That was the message this week from former Gov. Jim Edgar and Christopher Kennedy, scion of the Kennedy politica...
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 12:08 am

Sustainability moves beyond environment to people

 Joe Terrell’s story starts not with a light bulb turning on above his head, but rather with one going out.It was the late ’90s, and Terrell owned a Denny’s restaurant franchise in Mokena,...
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 12:07 am

Court tosses DUI seizure case

 Drunken drivers with prior convictions for driving under the influence might consider driving expensive cars, given a recent ruling by an Illinois appellate court.“That’s, essentially, the p...
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 12:06 am
You have to hand it to Zara’s Collision Center when it comes to the best use of Bambi in ad campaigns. Each fall, as local deer prepare to get stupid and start wandering on roadways, especially afte...
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 12:05 am
The sun seems to be rising on solar power. As environmental regulations put the squeeze on coal power, the energy market seems poised to move toward more “distributed generation” like residential...
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 12:04 am
 Taking a break from traditional sports-based films (Miracle, Million Dollar Arm, McFarland USA), Disney and co-producer ESPN bring us a movie focusing on competition of a different sort with Que...
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 12:03 am
 As we welcome October 2016 to the world, the weather couldn’t be any nicer. The music ain’t bad either, with the folkies finding fall familiar.    Friday gives us Dana Cooper...
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 12:02 am
 Raised in Kentucky with side trips to Denmark and Montana, this one-woman band of gypsies landed in Cincinnati where she established herself as a potent force in the local kinda-country scene. B...


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