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Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 12:00 am
 Will Congress ever get its act together? That question is likely on the minds of many Americans, but the latest impasse should actually serve as a reminder that we need to redouble our efforts t...
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 12:00 am
 What if our national leaders told us that communities across America had to eliminate such local programs as Buy Local, Buy American, Buy Green, etc. to allow foreign corporations to have the ri...
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 12:00 am

ADM is asking a broke Illinois for money

 For a lot of people in Springfield, Decatur is just a place to stop when you get hungry on the way back from a U of I game. But people live there too – at least some still do; the city has los...
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 12:00 am
Though the plans for Springfield’s railroad consolidation on the 10th Street corridor are set, funding is still uncertain and the community is still divided. PHOTO BY PATRICK YEAGLE MOVE THAT T...
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 12:00 am
 A bipartisan chorus seemed to rise as one last week to urge Gov. Pat Quinn not to appeal a ruling by a Cook County judge. The judge ruled that the governor had violated the state Constitution wh...
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 12:00 am

The congressman confronts complexity, and gets confused

 Usually, when I read Mad-Hatteresque pronouncements from members of the Republican caucus of the U.S. House, I am reminded of the works of Lewis Carroll. Reading the remarks by 13th District con...

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