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Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:20 am
 House Speaker Michael Madigan told reporters earlier this month that he’d had a “frank discussion” with Gov. Bruce Rauner, “and I gave him good, solid advice.”Word is, that advice had...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:19 am
 ELECTRONICS GLITCHI was one of hundreds of Springfield residents who tried but was unable to recycle my electronics at the fairgrounds on Saturday morning. I arrived at 10:30 and waited in line...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:18 am
 Voters always complain that political campaigns are too long, but it is in the course of a long campaign that a candidate’s true character, or lack of it, often emerges. Gov. Bruce Rauner’s...
Thursday, July 16, 2015 12:22 am

The hometown as hero in mid-Illinois books

“This is, I think,” explained the author to an interviewer in 1947, “a departure from the usual method.” That departure was to write a novel in which an American town would be the chief charac...
Thursday, July 16, 2015 12:21 am
When Mitt Romney’s campaign was investigating potential choices to be his 2012 running mate, they gave each prospect a fish-themed code name, such as Lake Fish, Filet-O-Fish, etc. Their name for New...
Thursday, July 16, 2015 12:20 am
After staring at my computer screen for over an hour, I realized that my goal of providing you a succinct and thoughtful analysis of what happened on a very weird day last week in Illinois government...
Thursday, July 16, 2015 12:19 am
MAYOR ON THE MUSEUMI would like to provide an update regarding the actions I have taken as mayor for the City of Springfield, along with the aldermen, in support of keeping the Illinois State Museum s...
Thursday, July 16, 2015 12:18 am
 In his appearance at the Presidential Library Tuesday, one of the great liberals of Illinois politics, Abner Mikva, set many of us to reminiscing as he told stories from his 10 years in the Illi...


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