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Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 12:15 am
 Today’s proliferation of industrial robots is an advanced generation of powerful, autonomous machines driven by artificial intelligence. The profiteers and techies propelling us into the deep...
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 12:14 am
 Last week, Gov. Bruce Rauner’s campaign fund transferred $4.45 million to the Illinois Republican Party to bankroll a new effort to focus voters’ attention on House Speaker Michael Madigan.T...
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 12:13 am
TAKING A TOLL ON MEOn July 27, I didn’t have the necessary change for tolls, but knew I could pay for them online. Law requires payment of tolls within seven days. After checking online for several...
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 12:12 am
 It’s fun for a reporter to catch a candidate early in her political career, while she’s still feeling her way, wanting to say the right thing and not offend, while still conveying that she h...
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 12:11 am

A diplomat, who served in Saigon 50 years ago, asks, ‘Have we learned any lessons?’

 The opening statement in the Burns-Novick TV documentary series is accurate. The U.S. was overconfident, its policy was based on a fateful misunderstanding of the Vietnam conflict and the U.S. f...
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...

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