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Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 12:12 am
I represent a unique district on the west side of Springfield and Sangamon County – one with many dedicated state workers and many others who rely on the state for funding or services. We also have...
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 12:18 am

A dumb old fad gets – a little – smarter

 The wonderful thing about getting older is watching people falling for the same cons their grandparents did. The Philippines invasion became Vietnam became Iraq. Trump is Buchanan again, who was...
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 12:17 am
What an amazing Democratic primary season it was. And we now have this happy result: We won!“We” being the millions of young people, mad-as-hell working stiffs, independents, deep-rooted progressi...
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 12:16 am
Is Illinois the next state to deal with “voter suppression”? Maybe, depending how you look at it.You may know that a conservative group filed a federal lawsuit last week to stop Illinois’ electi...
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 12:15 am
 TRUMPING EXPECTATIONSDonald Trump is the GOP’s choice. People are expecting major changes with Trump as president. Voters need to submit to Trump what they expect of him. If Trump cannot...
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 12:14 am
Too bad that the federal judge denied Rod Blagojevich’s appeal to reduce his prison sentence from 14 years to five. The full sentence seems excessive, considering that the hapless Rod is remorseful...
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 12:13 am

Or corporate takeover?

The Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership, to be voted on by Congress soon, is a quilt of many colors, disparate pieces stitched together. This is a complex bill which you probably will support if you belie...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 12:18 am

Recalling the broken promise of the PCCC

 We learned July 18 that the directors of the Prairie Capital Convention Center approved the sale of naming rights to the building to the Bank of Springfield. Mike Coffey Jr., chairman of the boa...

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