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Thursday, May 24, 2018 12:22 am
 Last week’s press conference announcing his latest amendatory veto was, without a doubt, the best press Gov. Bruce Rauner has had since he fired his top staff last July and brought in that Ill...
Thursday, May 24, 2018 12:21 am
DRAIN THE SWAMPThank you for the article on Sam McCann (“Disrupter for governor,” by David Blanchette, Illinois Times, May 17). I am a staunch Republican, and my friend Kevin is a staunch Democrat...
Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:18 am

Journalist gets unusual FOIA request

 The most intriguing part of dustups over Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Quincy Veterans Home, where 13 people have died from Legionnaire’s disease, isn’t epidemiology.The governor’s ability to...
Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:17 am
 Get ready, America – here we go ... to war! This kind of war is an affront to the values that most of us hold dear, and this war is truly nasty and evil: A war on the poor.Generalissimo Trump...
Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:16 am
 “Nothing’s more important for a governor than having a good budget because that allows you to manage the state to do your job.”Let that recent quote from former Gov. Jim Edgar as reported...
Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:15 am
SPORTS GAMBLINGThe U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal law that prohibits sports gambling.I strongly disagree with the high court’s decision based in a states’ rights argument. I too believe...
Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:14 am
In Hamilton, the musical, at one point the lead character knows trouble is coming. “In the eye of a hurricane,” he sings, “There is quiet/ For just a moment/A yellow sky.” In this week’s cov...
Thursday, May 17, 2018 12:13 am
 A courtroom is not a place where you would expect to find scenes of celebration and tears of joy. Unless, of course, it is drug court.This month, over 3,000 drug courts and other treatment court...


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