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Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am
For two years the Springfield city council worked hand in hand with Mayor Mike Houston and budget director William McCarty to consolidate four city maintenance garages – police, fire, public works a...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am
At last, our political leaders in Washington are taking action for low-wage workers and the middle class, striking a bold blow for America’s historic values of economic fairness and common good.Gosh...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am

Reflections on Dog Bite Prevention Week

The third week of May every year is Dog Bite Prevention Week. The American Veterinary Medical Association spent that week “educating people about preventing dog bites.” Their time would have been...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am
We cleaned up at the Illinois Press Association annual newspaper awards banquet last week, bringing home the top “general excellence” awards for our division in both advertising and editorial. In ...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:01 am
“Today, I laid out more than $1 billion in structural reforms,” Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner boasted to his supporters via a blast email last week.Baloney. Rauner’s press conf...
Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:01 am
 GAS FROM THE PASTWhat a difference in gasoline prices from when I started helping my dad at age 14 at the gasoline station he ran. Gasoline was 25.9 cents a gallon except during f...
Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:01 am
 It has long been said that 10 a.m. Sunday morning, when many worship services begin, is the most segregated hour of the week. While it is true segregation marks many a Sunday service, there is a...
Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:01 am
 There were lots and of losers during the state legislative session which ended last month. But there were a few winners, so let’s take a look at them.First up, Republican gubernatorial nominee...

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