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Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 12:21 am

Two legislators want to reform higher ed

 Public higher education is in trouble in Illinois. Enrollment at most of the former “normal” schools is down, costs are rising and the best in-state students are signing up to attend out-of-...
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 12:19 am
 If it seems to you that more legislators are announcing their retirements than in the past, you’re right, at least about the House.With last week’s retirement announcement by Rep. David Harr...
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 12:18 am
PORT-A-POTTIES DOWNTOWNThe current introduction of port-a-potties to the City of Springfield and the downtown area originated out of SearchLight: A Beacon for Serving the Homeless Community.Vice...
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 12:17 am
 When the Trump administration this week gave notice it is scrapping President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, it was seen as an unsurprising move by the conservative administration to appeal to its...
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 12:16 am
 When Springfield City Council members repeatedly accept large campaign contributions from the same serial donors year after year, they invariably compromise their impartiality and subordinate th...
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 12:22 am

Will CWLP not have to clean up its act?

 For years the Sierra Club has played the conscience of City Water, Light and Power in the absence of mayors and aldermen capable of the role. Most people can agree that having a conscience is a...
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 12:21 am
News flash: Republican congressional leaders have come up with yet another grand scheme to fix America’s health care system. So, look out – because when they say “fix,” they mean it in the sam...


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