CURRENT NEWS

 There’s a war raging over Illinois’ energy future, pitting nuclear power against renewable resources. The winner will determine how Illinois generates electricity for decades to come.Coal po...
 A Springfield chiropractor denies that he prescribed or otherwise supplied a banned diet supplement to city police officers or anyone else.“I’ve never prescribed anything to anyone,” says...
It isn’t easy to get in bed with embattled entrepreneur Jeffrey Parsons and walk away with money in your pocket.Just ask hundreds of creditors in Parsons’ bankruptcy case, including people who got...
 Capitol observers could be forgiven for feeling a sense of déjà vu. For the second week in a row, the Illinois House of Representatives ran legislation modeled after Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s agenda, and for the second week in a row, Republicans raised objections....

CAP CITY NEWS

Summer camp is a time of discovery and growth for those privileged enough to go, but for underprivileged kids, it could mean starting the next school year on track instead of trying to catch up. Camp...
A week ago, Calvin Christian, who is either Springfield’s most persecuted motorist or its biggest traffic scofflaw, had access to wheels and lawyers who were handling his civil-rights lawsuit agains...

GUEST OPINION

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...

Can a city planner make Springfield love planning?

 Usually no one pays attention to what the losers in a mayoral contest had to say. The recent city hall election was a happy exception. The un-preferred Paul Palazollo said repeatedly during the...
 “It’s time we started cashing in.” So sayeth Richard C. Longworth in the Chicago Tribune recently. Longworth, senior fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, was talking about Illi...

JIM HIGHTOWER

 It’s well-known that harsh climate conditions can mess with your mind – from cabin fever to heat delirium. But America is now experiencing an even more dangerous mind-numbing disease called...

RICH MILLER

Flooding may have caused decline of ancient city

 Nearly 1,000 years ago, a bustling city sprouted in southern Illinois. As many as 20,000 people lived in this six-square-mile metropolis located near modern St. Louis around the year 1050, but t...

Bill would allow small businesses to court investors

 It’s usually associated with making movies, recording music or creating a new product, but the Internet phenomenon known as “crowdfunding” could soon apply to small business investments in...

Group visits Illinois to raise awareness and money

 Members of the new nuclear submarine USS Illinois (SSN-786) Commissioning Committee brought a replica of the cutting-edge sub to the Illinois State Capitol April 29. The commission is charged wi...

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