Early this month, a Springfield teacher took a group of students to a movie theater to view a popular new teen drama based on a bestselling novel. It was a special screening just for students wh...

ALPLM says it will study hat, fan

 A stovepipe hat that purportedly belonged to the Great Emancipator isn’t the only artifact at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum that needs further research to flesh out prove...
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Those on the front lines of caring for the hungry and homeless have been talking about working together ever since Ossie Langfelder was mayor in the 1980s. The efforts to coordinate and cooperate usua...

Let secretary of state run pot sales

Years ago, I asked a fellow reporter who covers politics and government: Can you think of anything that the state does well? Issuing driver’s licenses was the only thing that came to mind.I’ve nev...
Donald Trump hates you. But don’t take it personally; he hates me, too. The billionaire’s antipathy is not directed at us as individuals, but as users of publicly provided services. He sees no nee...
Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker has taken the prospect of an immediate income tax hike off the table, telling the Sun-Times that he won’t pursue an “artificial” progressive income tax during the co...
 A CURE FOR DIABETESWith great interest I read the Nov. 8 article (“Trying to get a killer under control,” Illinois Times, by Karen Ackerman Witter) on diabetes and the program sponsored by t...
 Here’s a piece of cool music scene news that you can help make happen: Springfield is in the running for a big-time matching grant from LevittAMP, the folks who like to fund communities lookin...
 Roaring up from St. Louis and out into the world, the Jeremiah Johnson Band is poised to set the world on fire with a burning passion for the hot rockin’ Americana blues. Jeremiah, born and ra...
J.B. Pritzker may not even know that he isn’t well known in the capital city. What most of us know is that he’s a rich, heavyset Chicago guy who isn’t Bruce Rauner. It would be nice – when the...
A U.S. foreign policy of nationalism, of America First, seems reasonable. All nations should be free to seek their national interests. Therefore, nations must be free and sovereign to make their own c...

ALPLM says it will study hat, fan

 A stovepipe hat that purportedly belonged to the Great Emancipator isn’t the only artifact at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum that needs further research to flesh out prove...

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