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Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:01 am
 Last month marked the 10th anniversary of the death of Vince Demuzio, the longtime state senator and a powerful political voice of downstate Illinois. His legacy lives on in a multitude of ways....
Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:01 am
 Every single day hundreds of families are needlessly torn apart through a broken and inhumane deportation system badly in need of reform. Last year alone more than 368,000 people were deported a...
Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:01 am
Most people in central Illinois have not heard about it, but the FutureGen Alliance is planning to build their 48,000 square foot, $25 – $30 million visitor center in the heart of Community Park in...
Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:01 am
 Last June, EPA announced proposed rules to minimize carbon pollution in new power plants. This June, they will announce proposed rules for existing power plants, like the Dallman power plants at...
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:01 am
 Former U.S. Senator from Illinois Alan J. Dixon, in his recent book, The Gentleman from Illinois, writes, “Frankly, I believe there are too many elective offices in most states, including an e...
Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:01 am
 When thinking of immigration reform, we must ask ourselves what we want for the country. From a business perspective, important goals to aim for are innovation and entrepreneurship. And although...
Thursday, April 3, 2014 12:01 am

Eliminate discrimination against women

 We have had several thought-provoking conversations recently about a new and surprising description of women’s status in America. According to the latest Shriver Report, A Woman’s Nation Pus...
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 am
 These are hard times for Congress. Its approval ratings have seen a bump from their historic lows of a few months ago, but it’s a small one. Our representative democracy’s keystone political...
Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:01 am

Legislating on what people speak widens cultural divides

The Ukrainian conflict has highlighted the instability of nations in which languages and cultures compete for dominance. Despite fundamental differences, parallels have been drawn with the situation i...

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