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Wednesday, July 26, 2006 04:00 pm

Biofuels hobbyists shouldn't have to jump through hoops

Since being profiled by Illinois Times this spring, Dayton Keyes, who spends less than $1 per day on fuel by producing biodiesel from used cooking oil, says he’s lost count of the media intervie...
Wednesday, July 19, 2006 01:00 am

Despite troops' being stretched to the limits, politics stands in the way of conscription

In a story that barely made a ripple in the press, save for a handful of military publications, the U.S. Army upped its maximum age for recruitment last month from 40 to 42, according to Army Times, t...
Wednesday, June 7, 2006 01:54 am

The alternative in the race for Illinois governor

SEEING GREEN The political dynamics of Illinois’ 115th House District are somewhat unusual. A former Democratic stronghold, the 115th elected conservative Mike Bost as thei...
Thursday, June 1, 2006 07:16 am

The Hype

Betting on a gamble Not long after Gov. ROD BLAGOJEVICH announced his proposal to fund education by leasing the state lottery for $10 billion, the wordplay began. “Gov...
Wednesday, May 24, 2006 02:32 pm

Illinois lawmakers take a stand on the chief plus Stephen Colbert and the state fights AIDS

ILLINI NOISE Illinois lawmakers want entities that regulate intercollegiate sports to stay out of schools’ beeswax in terms of athletic nicknames, mascots, and logos. Earlier th...
Thursday, May 18, 2006 06:06 pm

The Dems dont show; Frankly speaking; not easy being Green

Opportunity knocks State Republican and Democratic candidates made huge symbolic statements at last week’s annual meeting of the Illinois Association of Minorities in Government...
Thursday, May 11, 2006 03:25 am

Its in the stars, a peach of a resolution, Strom beats the drum

It’s in the stars It’s official — there’s no love lost between JUDY BAAR TOPINKA and ROD BLAGOJEVICH. Astrologically speaking, Blago, a Sagittarius, and Topinka, a ...
Thursday, May 4, 2006 07:29 am

Drinking competition; Wiki whack; equality in marriage

Drinking, competition Just think: apple martinis at Apple River Fort; Jack-and-Cokes at Cahokia Mounds — delicious, educational, and an additional source of revenue for Ill...
Thursday, April 27, 2006 07:02 am

Melissa Bean, the gay Green, and the open-primary scene

Bean Counting Last July, U.S. Rep. Melissa Bean was one of 15 Democrats who voted in favor of the Central American Free Trade Agreement. After CAFTA passed by two votes, some la...
Wednesday, April 19, 2006 09:24 am

Springfield to vote on Iraq, Topinka and Bush, and James Meeks

DEMOCRACY IN ACTION MICHAEL ZIRI can now enjoy his summer. At last week’s meeting of the Capital Township — whose borders overlap those of the city of Springfield — ...

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