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Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:01 am
 Journalism, which is supposed to help make sense of our turbulent world, can’t seem to make sense of itself.In addition to “news,” we’re now getting “fake news” (stuff that’s compl...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:01 am
 In normal times, a 40-minute, late-April meeting to talk about the budget between a governor and the House Speaker would be so routine that it would likely go unnoticed by pretty much everyone u...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:01 am

A new book recounts building the U of I main campus

 I expect that the main campus in Urbana and Champaign of the University of Illinois is the Downstate town that many Springfieldians know best after their own – in some parts the prettiest and...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:01 am
 A year ago, Mayor Jim Langfelder in his state of the city address talked about streamlining the city’s approach to requests for public records. Now, the city is saying that drafts of an enviro...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 12:21 am

Cat is leaving Peoria for a prettier woman

 For 90 years, “Caterpillar” was just a different way of spelling P-e-o-r-i-a. But the company has decided to move its entire executive team of some 300 people out of the River City to Chicag...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 12:18 am
MASTER PLAN FOR TREESAs Arbor Day approaches, it is sad to see Springfield having lost so many of its trees to storm damage and disease over the last few years. The downtown, neighborhoods and parks h...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 12:17 am
As the U. S. Senate heads to the White House to hear the administration’s assessment of North Korea’s nuclear capability, and as President Trump continues his threat to use preemptive military str...

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