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Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:01 am
 He’s back. And, this time, he has eyeglasses. Yes, Rick “Oops” Perry, is back, pitching himself for another presidential run. What fun! Who can forget the Texas governor’s nationally tel...
Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:01 am
 I commissioned a We Ask America poll on April 21 of the races for governor, comptroller and treasurer. But I forgot to put the candidates’ party labels in the poll’s questions. The results c...
Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:01 am

A new map charts the Cubs-Cards divide

 The proprietors of The Upshot drove in a couple of runs for their new web-based news site when they posted a fun interactive map of baseball fandom. Aggregating Facebook “likes,” Tom Giratik...
Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:01 am
 Thanks to Illinois Issues for reporting that the Illinois Department of Agriculture is trying out a new weapon in its battle against gypsy moths, which in their caterpillar stage defoliate milli...
Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:01 am
ON THE STREETSIn the article “Telling their stories” (April 24), Patrick Yeagle did a marvelous job portraying the story and my documentary, Untold Stories: Conversations with the Homeless.In both...
Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:01 am
Most people in central Illinois have not heard about it, but the FutureGen Alliance is planning to build their 48,000 square foot, $25 – $30 million visitor center in the heart of Community Park in...
Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:01 am
It doesn’t take an IQ much higher than room temperature to realize that it’s way past time to raise America’s sub-poverty minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. But let’s also pay attention to the mil...
Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:01 am
 Out of power for a dozen years and hobbled even before that by anti-patronage court rulings, the state’s Republican Party infrastructure has all but collapsed.So, part of GOP gubernatorial nom...
Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:01 am

George Lucas wants to improve young Chicagoans

 Toymaker George Lucas is thinking about buying Chicago a museum to house his personal collection of early 20th century soft-core and magazine cover art by the likes of Maxfield Parrish and Norma...

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