Schools, conventionally, seek to train the minds of their young charges. The problem is that it is not only their minds that show up every day in the classroom. Their bodies, their attitudes, their ex
When the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice was created in 2006, the state’s youth prisons held 1,500 juvenile offenders. Today, there are fewer than 900 kids behind bars in Illinois juveni
Illinois Republican Party Chairman Pat Brady resigned last week just as a new statewide poll showed big trouble for his political party’s brand.Brady had been under pressure to resign ever since
If corporations are people, as the Supreme Court pretends, they certainly are loudmouths, constantly telling us how great they are and spreading their names everywhere. Amazingly, though, these corpor
Two doctors stood on opposing sides as the Illinois Senate was preparing to vote on legalizing medical marijuana.Dr. Dora Dixie, an addiction specialist from Chicago, argues that marijuana is highly a
MONEY SPEAKSIn his article, “Looking for Mr. Right,” (May 9) James Krohe Jr. makes several valid points regarding the failings of the school board as well as the problems inherit in search
Kevin Greene of Springfield still remembers getting his first bicycle as a child. “It took me a long time to figure out how to ride a bike, but once I learned, I never looked back,” Greene
Don’t watch what we do, listen to what we say.That’s what politicians who behave badly would have the public do when the going gets weird. And what the city of Springfield is doing as Shre
An imperfect witness took the stand Wednesday in the murder trial of Christopher Harris, at once helping and harming both sides.
A former Sangamon County sheriff's deputy recently acquitted on charges of stealing plants from a Sherman park is suspected of shoplifting but not arrested.
A man who is suing the city of Springfield for destroying police internal affairs records is asking a judge to bar the city from destroying more documents. In an emergency motion for a protective
A key witness testified Tuesday in the murder trial of Christopher Harris, and if the jury believes Ronald Frakes, the defense faces tough odds.