CURRENT NEWS

 Illinois is one step closer this week to becoming the home of the nation’s first “clean coal” facility, planned near Jacksonville.The federally backed FutureGen 2.0 project aims to capture...
 With about $4 billion in transportation and other projects planned for Springfield in the coming years, groups in Springfield are already working to ensure a fair share of the jobs generated go...
 The electronic sharing of certain obscene images could soon be a criminal offense in Illinois.State Rep. Scott Drury, D-Highwood, is sponsoring legislation that would make it a crime when an ind...
 Nearly 50 years ago, when Des Moines, Iowa, teenager John Tinker and his sister, Mary Beth, took a stand against the Vietnam War, they had no idea they were helping to create a legal precedent t...

CAP CITY NEWS

Jen Dillman has been named the new genHkids executive director.GenHkids is a Springfield nonprofit group that works to improve the health of children in hopes of fostering a generation of healthy kids...
Illinois’ state insect is dwindling in population.There has been a 90 percent decrease in the U.S. population of monarch butterflies, Illinois’ state insect, since the mid-1990s, according to a gr...

GUEST OPINION

 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...
 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...

The CEC pushes government into the 20th century

 The citizens panel gathered to find what it called opportunities for economy in the provision of public services in Springfield and Sangamon County. Upon investigation, they found that the cemet...

Basing representation on demography, not geography

 In a country where people of like social class (and thus political views) tend to huddle together like bison in a blizzard, defining the geographical reach of a given legislative district goes a...

JIM HIGHTOWER

 The powerhouses of Wall Street have tunneled directly into the cloistered backrooms of Washington deal making, extracting trillions of dollars worth of government bailouts, special tax breaks an...

RICH MILLER

A long time ago I asked Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan why he never golfed at his golf outing fundraisers.Madigan explained that he was a terrible golfer (he’s since improved, I’m told). I...
 Worries about low Democratic turnout in an off-year election for an unpopular governor and Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner’s millions in campaign spending are obviously driving...

Changes come under pressure

 Pursuant to legal action from the state attorney general and amid a spate of bad publicity, the state Department of Natural Resources has agreed to reforms that include changes to permitting pro...
 A group of unions and private sector groups say the state needs a gasoline tax increase to fix Illinois’ roads.The state’s major funding program for infrastructure improvements, Illinois Job...

Says plea won’t affect lawsuit

 Calvin Christian III says that Springfield police have harassed him for no good reason.But Christian recently pleaded guilty to charges of reckless driving and fleeing police that he cites in a...

Parents forced to trade custody for care of adopted children

 When Dan Hoy was just six months old, he was taken from his biological parents by the state. He was lethargic and starving to death, and he had to be fed with an eye dropper each hour to keep hi...

Calendar

  • Tue
    22
  • Wed
    23
  • Thu
    24
  • Fri
    25
  • Sat
    26
  • Sun
    27
  • Mon
    28