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Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:01 am

A Supreme Court ruling misunderstands religious freedom

 I have long wondered why God, who for decades has been routinely invited to watch over the General Assembly and guide its deliberations, has asked Mike Madigan to do that job for him. Now I know...
Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:01 am
Once again the General Assembly leaves town amid chaos, with a who-knows-what’s-in-it budget that doesn’t balance with projected revenues because legislators refused to pass the income tax extensi...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:01 am
WHO’S WHO?I am trying to identify the organization or reason this photo was snapped in Springfield in 1923. Only the date is on the back.I think I have identified it as being a convention of the Kni...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:01 am
Teacher Appreciation Day, field day, spring concerts, sports competitions and awards ceremonies, plays, debates, school applications and testing, testing, testing. They are all part of that familiar e...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:01 am
 Hard work, we’re told, always pays off. Sure it does – ask a farmworker, a roofer or a home health aide. In our economy, those doing the hardest work get the worst pay, the weakest job prote...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:01 am
Every year, we get at least one “corporate fight” in Springfield. Two or more corporations or industries will duke it out over some proposed law change or another. The cable TV industry, for insta...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:01 am

. . .with the Indiana blues again

 I’m packin’ up darlin’, down the road I go…a black top road running to a gravel road then a sand top road and I’ll be gone–“You Don’t have To Go” as performed by Jerry Lee...
Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:01 am
 SHAKE A PAW, VOTEWe need your help to vote for Springfield, Illinois, in the Bark For Your Park Contest. The winner will win $100,000 to build a PetSafe dog park and four other cities will also...

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