CURRENT NEWS

 At 69 and still singing “I’m Eighteen” for fun and profit, Alice Cooper is, arguably, the luckiest man in America.The artist formerly known as Vincent Furnier didn’t hit it big way back...
 In a press conference April 10 Gov. Bruce Rauner unveiled a program designed to train police officers on identifying, investigating and prosecuting hate crimes. “As we are all too aware, hate...

CAP CITY NEWS

During Statewide Healthcare Day of Action April 18, a coalition of Affordable Care Act advocates organized outside U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood’s Springfield office to ask for support of a pledge to prote...
More names have been added to the Grandstand lineup for the 2017 Illinois State Fair. On Thursday, Aug. 10, fairgoers with paid admission to the fair will be treated to a free concert by the legendary...

GUEST OPINION

 In the president’s proposed budget, funding for the National Endowment for the Arts would be eliminated in an attempt to cut “wasteful spending.” This reflects a common, though mistaken, l...
 Holy Week is a reflective time for people of many faiths, and Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday are marked by tens of millions around the world. However, Holy Week in 1865 was a definin...

Staying in touch with my inner pig farmer

 I was at my desk in 1982 when the phone rang. “Hello.”“What the hell is a pork belly?” It was Lewis Bergman, calling from New York City. Lewis was former editor of the New York Times Mag...

CWLP will soon need a clean power plan of its own

 That man Trump, who relishes catastrophe, has done his part to unleash it on the planet by trashing the Obama Clean Power Plan to decarbonize the electricity generation industry. This is a matte...

JIM HIGHTOWER

 In an insightful song about outlaws, Woody Guthrie wrote this verse: “As through this world I travel/I see lots of funny men/Some’ll rob you with a 6-gun/Some with a fountain pen.”The foun...

RICH MILLER

 As you know by now, Gov. Bruce Rauner toured the state for two days last week. He denied that the tour had anything to do with the 2018 election, but it was pretty darned clear that he and his t...
I suppose it’s too much to expect that we get an honest debate about the need for more state revenues in the already active gubernatorial race. Candidates will be candidates and voters will be voter...

Picking the brain of ALPM head Alan Lowe

Nine months into his tenure as director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Alan Lowe looks and sounds like a man at ease....
 A bill to preserve internet privacy has been introduced in the General Assembly.Known as the Right to Know Act, the legislation would require that internet service providers who retrieve persona...
A bill introduced by Rep. Anna Moller, D-Elgin, would require that employees cannot be paid less than what their coworkers make due to their gender. The measure may be beneficial for Illinois financia...

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