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Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:17 am
Museum watch, continued. Kids at the Illinois State Museum summer camp last week got a lesson in irony after Gov. Bruce Rauner, who proposes to close the museum, stopped by for a photo op with them. N...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:16 am
What a wonder! At a time when so many of the leaders and people of our world are sleepwalking through the most exciting, promising and treacherous time in the history of our world, there arrives a sha...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:25 am

Aldermen call Bluffstone’s bluff

 They could just put trailers on it, I suppose. An Iowa firm, Bluffstone LLC, hoped to build a five-story, 70-unit apartment complex on a downtown Springfield parking lot. Because the apartments...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:24 am
 White House spokesperson Josh Earnest dismissed it as a procedural snafu, and it was – but not in the way he meant. The “it” was the stunning June 12 vote last week in the House of Represe...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:23 am
 Gov. Bruce Rauner’s much-anticipated TV ad isn’t as over-the-top negative as we might have thought it would be.“Exactly,” was the response from a Rauner official I spoke with after watch...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:22 am
 ENFORCE CURRENT LAWSClose the Illinois State Museum to save money? Some 200,000 people with curious minds broadened their horizons there last year. Surely there are thousands of redundant, out-o...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:21 am
 Amid all the other calamities threatened from the Statehouse, the governor’s proposed closure of the Illinois State Museum may seem like just one more thing that probably won’t happen. Maybe...


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