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Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:15 am
 Two days after the police killings in Dallas, as the nation struggled once again to respond to racial violence, the annual business meeting of the Association of Alternative Newsmedia in Austin...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:20 am

Illinois needs a new state song for a new era

 You know how some songs seem just right for the moment? Charles H. Chamberlain and Archibald Johnston’s isn’t. The state of Illinois made their “Illinois” the official state song in 1925...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:19 am
 The most shocking thing about “Brexit” – the British people’s resounding vote to pull their country out of the European Union – is that it came as such a shock to the British establish...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:18 am
 Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan rose to give his customary year-end speech after the House had concluded its business last week and pointed his finger right at Gov. Bruce Rauner.For month...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:16 am
 ROUNDABOUTSSeveral years ago, the recently retired and greatly missed Dave Bakke of The State Journal-Register wrote an article expressing his concern about what he considered to be the excessiv...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:16 am
 If you think Gov. Bruce Rauner is having trouble getting his Turnaround Agenda approved, try backing significant garbage reform in Springfield. Though earlier mayors (Karen Hasara, Tim Davlin) t...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:15 am

Public servant, writer, raconteur

 IT readers and Springfield residents in general have lost a good friend with the untimely passing of Illinois Times guest columnist Phil Bradley. Bradley, 72, of Chatham, died June 27. At one ti...
Friday, July 1, 2016 10:58 am

Lawmaker wants a paycheck

There is courage in politics, they say, and there is also chutzpah.And then there is state Sen. Kimberly Lightford, D-Maywood.State comptroller Leslie Munger stopped issuing paychecks to lawmakers...

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