Lincoln Library back in the news

An issue that hadn't been heard from in a while has made a surprise comeback.

Nearly three years after Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan first embraced the idea of making the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum a separate entity, he's again taking up the banner of secession.

Plugging away on prisons

State officials are taking a series of baby steps aimed at ensuring that only those people who need to be in prison are in prison.

Shortly after Gov. Bruce Rauner took office in January 2015, he made it clear that there are too many people in Illinois prisons.

Rauner on the ropes

A public opinion poll shows the governor's long political battle with House Speaker Michael Madigan is taking a heavy toll.

The people of Illinois continue to be angry — bordering on enraged — over the shockingly inept manner by which its top officials run the state.

Who says? "They" say?

Penn State case still going

Just pick up the phone.

The Penn State child molestation case continues to reverberate across the country, more proof that people in high places can fall hard if they react incorrectly when allegations of wrongdoing are brought to their attention.

Talking sense in Springfield?

Governments at all levels simply cannot afford to ignore opportunities to save taxpayer dollars.

Good luck to Champaign County Clerk Gordy Hulten in his attempt to sell some common sense to members of the Illinois General Assembly.

The importance of being informed

National Sunshine Week is a time to remind ourselves that a free society relies on truthful information.

The news media, for a variety of reasons, has been in the news almost as much as the real news lately.

Shoe now is on other foot

After complaining for years about President Barack Obama's flawed health care plan, Republicans face the challenge of trying to do better.

Once more, with feeling

If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try, try, try, try again.

Congressional politics start early and stay late, so it's hardly surprising that Democrats in Illinois' 13th U.S. House District represented by Republican Rodney Davis are calculating their chances of unseating him in the 2018 general election.

Developing a plan of attack

Fueled by the necessary moral outrage, the university's new chancellor has issued a declaration of war.

Let's give University of Illinois Chancellor Robert Jones credit for plain-spokenness about his intentions to end Unofficial St. Patrick's Day, the annual binge-drinking event that took place last weekend.

A failing state

The public's instincts are right on the money about the state of the state.

As Democratic and Republican legislators try to hammer out a budget and economic reform package in Springfield, it would be helpful if they took into consideration the dramatic change state residents have indicated is necessary to right our flagging ship of state.