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Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:01 am
 “It’s time we started cashing in.” So sayeth Richard C. Longworth in the Chicago Tribune recently. Longworth, senior fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, was talking about Illi...
Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:01 am
 Here we go again on Hunter Lake. The outgoing City Water, Light and Power chief says that Springfield needs a second lake to serve as a backup water supply, something former mayor Mike Houston s...
Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:01 am
 HISTORY COMES ALIVE IS DEADThe Lincoln funeral procession has come and gone, and from my vantage point as curator of historic Edwards Place, it was a smashing success. So many people coming to t...
Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:01 am
 “As goes the leadership of the top 100 cities, so goes the country’s economic future,” suggests Jim Clifton, Gallop CEO, in The Coming JOBS War. “Fixing America’s biggest problems and ...
Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:01 am
The Powers That Be are very unhappy with you and me. They’re also very unhappy with senators like Elizabeth Warren, activist groups like Public Citizen, unions like the Communications Workers of Ame...
Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:01 am
The new legislative “working groups” designed to hammer out compromises on Gov. Bruce Rauner’s “Turnaround Agenda” finally began meeting in secret last week. At least one of them got a bit h...
Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:01 am

Farmers markets prove remarkably durable

 It’s farmers market time. I’ve washed and starched my reusable shopping bag and hope to be first in line to buy a fine lettuce that reliably voted for the Green Party until the day it was pl...
Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:01 am
Gov. Bruce Rauner was front and center at the Lincoln funeral reenactment events last weekend, proclaiming his admiration for Abraham Lincoln and his ties to Springfield where, the governor said, Linc...

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