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Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 12:01 am

Why are drummers the butt of so many jokes?

What do you call someone who hangs around with musicians? A drummer.I don’t know why I have always enjoyed drummer jokes. My father is a professional drummer, and a fine one, so one should not read...
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:01 am
AND ALL THAT JAZZI couldn’t agree with you more on this week’s column on noise in public places. (“Foreground music,” James Krohe Jr., Dec. 5.) Being a person with some hearing loss, I find ba...
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:01 am
 In 1911 the Peabody family moved into a new mansion in a suburb of Chicago. The move was made possible by many Peabody company miners living in shacks and risking their lives in unsafe mines dow...
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:01 am
 By now, it should be self evident that Bruce Rauner has locked up pretty much all the big money in the Republican primary race for governor. Last week’s pension reform vote provides even more...
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:01 am
The headlines all say that the General Assembly has reformed Illinois’ public employee pension system. The headlines lie. Legislators didn’t reform what has become an unworkable system, although t...
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 12:01 am
 WRITTEN IN THE STARSThe students who attend UIS and then leave afterward have no sense of history or tradition about our beloved Prairie Stars. Some out-of-state group is hired to create ridicul...
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 12:01 am
Once in my teens, approaching the stop sign a block from my house, with no cars around, I slowed way down then gently glided through in my old VW bug.Bill Hall, my friends’ father and the state poli...

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