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Thursday, July 16, 2015 12:17 am
This letter expresses my objection to closing the Illinois State Museum system. I believe that Gov. Bruce Rauner was given bad advice when told to close the museum. Although figures showing the positi...
Thursday, July 9, 2015 12:13 am
 In the summer of 1970 a small storefront office opened on Washington Street. People began showing up to register for higher education classes. This was something new; a public university was com...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:16 am
What a wonder! At a time when so many of the leaders and people of our world are sleepwalking through the most exciting, promising and treacherous time in the history of our world, there arrives a sha...
Thursday, June 18, 2015 12:16 am
 It is a public building that is not only beautiful in design, but was constructed under budget. Few other public facilities can make those claims.June 20 marks the 25th anniversary of the dedica...
Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:14 am

Interview with U of I pioneer scientist

Editor’s note: University of Illinois comparative biosciences professor Fred Kummerow, now 100, first reported a link between dietary transfats and heart disease in 1957. Trained in lipid biochemist...
Thursday, June 4, 2015 12:05 am
 A few weeks ago, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia made a small splash in the press when he took Congress to task for failing to authorize our nation’s ongoing war against Islamic militants. “The s...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:01 am
 It appears certain that drunk drivers, drivers under the influence of drugs, and distracted drivers will continue to kill and injure innocent motorists. Why is it so certain, when everyone recog...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 12:01 am
When visitors come to Illinois, they enjoy our cities, towns, and countryside. They fill our hotels, meeting centers, restaurants, shops and attractions. And, most importantly, they leave behind an ec...


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