Home / Articles / By Bruce Rushton
Commentary
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 12:00 am
 Despite appearances, the Springfield City Council’s Tuesday vote to build a homeless center in a black neighborhood, with the 8-2 vote on racial lines, wasn’t a racial issue.Just ask alderme
Upon Further Review
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 12:00 am

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
News
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 12:00 am

Cleanest coal plants due to close

 That Vistra Energy would downsize its coal-fired power plant fleet in Illinois wasn’t a surprise.But environmentalists aren’t happy with the announcement last month that the company will clo
News
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 12:00 am

Question haunts Hunter Lake application

 Springfield’s quest to build a second water supply appears bogged down as the Army Corps of Engineers, which must issue a permit, is demanding more studies of a project first proposed more tha
Upon Further Review
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 12:00 am

Esports arrive at District 186

 When I learned that esports have come to public schools for which I pay good money, I thought of Billy Mitchell.Not the father of the Air Force who got court-martialed shortly before World War I
News
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 12:00 am

Raffle draws bettors, suspicion

 Terry Farmer doesn’t like being called a crook, but that comes with the territory when you run a raffle that’s grown like a major league ballplayer on steroids.Should someone get lucky in to
Upon Further Review
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 12:00 am

Strange days at ISP

 The ickiness started in 2013, when Christina Hibbert, an Illinois State Police employee assigned to the Firearms Service Bureau that issues firearm owners identification cards and concealed-carr
News
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 12:00 am

Fitch picked to run Oak Ridge Cemetery

Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder has tapped Lashonda Fitch to become the new executive director of Oak Ridge Cemetery after current executive director Michael Lelys retires in October. Fitch, a
Upon Further Review
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 12:00 am

Former cop is now a felon

 The most dramatic part of the trial came when the judge asked Samuel Rosario if he would testify. The former Springfield police officer stared into space for the better part of 30 seconds before

Calendar

  • Mon
    14
  • Tue
    15
  • Wed
    16
  • Thu
    17
  • Fri
    18
  • Sat
    19
  • Sun
    20
   

LIVE MUSIC