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Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:16 am
TOURISM KILLERIs killing tourism in this state a good businessman’s action? Any state you name with low taxes has a huge tourism business. Rauner is constantly doing things that hurt tourism in this...
Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:15 am
 People who don’t follow Statehouse debates closely, which is probably most people, likely didn’t realize that Gov. Bruce Rauner’s property tax freeze, voted down in the House this week, ac...
Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:14 am

Interview with U of I pioneer scientist

Editor’s note: University of Illinois comparative biosciences professor Fred Kummerow, now 100, first reported a link between dietary transfats and heart disease in 1957. Trained in lipid biochemist...
Thursday, June 4, 2015 12:30 am

Growing up on an Illinois farm

The dewy-eyed farm memoir is by now a discredited genre but nostalgic farm folk and wannabe urbanites apparently eat these stories with a big spoon. Countryfarm Lifestyles (“a country living website...
Thursday, June 4, 2015 12:20 am
Forget about the budget, forget about Gov. Bruce Rauner’s “Turnaround Agenda,” forget about the almost unprecedented animosity during the spring legislative session between Democrats and Republi...
Thursday, June 4, 2015 12:15 am
 HELP THE HOMELESSDespite the fledging economic recovery, the number of our sisters and brothers who are homeless in Springfield was up in the last annual count. As unfortunate as that is, even m...
Thursday, June 4, 2015 12:10 am
Now, out of the blue, Gov. Bruce Rauner is threatening to close the Illinois State Museum in his effort to persuade Democrats to vote for workers compensation reform and other parts of his personal �...
Thursday, June 4, 2015 12:05 am
 A few weeks ago, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia made a small splash in the press when he took Congress to task for failing to authorize our nation’s ongoing war against Islamic militants. “The s...


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