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Thursday, April 7, 2016 12:22 am

Springfield to gay man in 1993: “We don’t need to know that.”

This week I dust off a Prejudices column from June 3, 1993, when same-sex marriage was illegal in Illinois and many Springfieldians still believed that same-sex love should be too. Tom Chiola, by the...
Thursday, April 7, 2016 12:20 am
 GOD AND NORTH CAROLINA This is in response to the recent posting of Jen Sorensen’s nationally syndicated cartoon published in the March 31 edition of Illinois Times. The cartoon was a sarcasti...
Thursday, April 7, 2016 12:19 am
Several states require politicians to shut down their campaign funds after they leave office. Susan Garrett, board chair of the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform, says “in a perfect world” Il...
Thursday, April 7, 2016 12:18 am
We have a secrecy problem. This may seem odd to say during an era in which the most intimate details of individuals’ lives are on display. Yet government is moving behind closed doors, and this is d...
Thursday, March 31, 2016 12:21 am

A new study promotes tourism promotion

 You wouldn’t think that a town that boasts the burial place and the only adult home of a man famed around the world as not only America’s greatest president but America’s greatest citizen,...
Thursday, March 31, 2016 12:20 am
 Six years after the Supreme Court’s malignant Citizens United ruling, nearly every American plainly sees how our nation’s historic, political ethic of citizen equality – “one person one...
Thursday, March 31, 2016 12:19 am
 It’s almost impossible to make a deal with somebody who won’t accept reality. And that’s been the case in Illinois for over a year, as Gov. Bruce Rauner has made one politically unrealisti...

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