Illinois goes to school on the teacher shortage

 It appears that until very recently Illinois has been trying to make the career of teaching seem as unpalatable as possible.“For many years there’s been a lack of respect for the educators i...

It's no big deal in the Evergreen State

 I am happy, but not surprised, to report that the sky remains above my hometown, which I visited recently and where marijuana has been legal since voters overwhelmingly ended pot prohibition in...
Next time we want a building to help the poor, or a building for any controversial purpose, why not separate the issues of what we want to build from where we want to build it.  That way we who c...
The governor’s top budget people sent a memo last week to agency directors giving them a heads up about what will be required in their annual budget request submissions. They are not easy-peasy asks...
 JUST SAY NOI went to the city council meeting where the topic of selling recreational marijuana in Springfield was on the agenda. I could tell from the comments of several of the members that th...

Tom Irwin: “I have always followed my heart.”

 Music is in a constant state of flux. Bands form, perform, break up, get back together and eventually call it quits. Venues become established, switch hands, change names and get torn down. Genr...
 The Pleasant Plains Historical Society will host the annual Clayville Fall Festival this weekend. The Broadwell Inn, the oldest brick building in Sangamon County, will be open for tours. Visit t...
 Join the Springfield Art Association on its historic campus for the 31st annual Edwards Place Fine Art Fair. For the past 30 years the lawn of historic Edwards Place has been transformed into an...

Illinois goes to school on the teacher shortage

 It appears that until very recently Illinois has been trying to make the career of teaching seem as unpalatable as possible.“For many years there’s been a lack of respect for the educators i...

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