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  • 'Selma' and why, half a century later, we're still struggling with the 1960s

    'Selma' and why, half a century later, we're still struggling with the 1960s
    The powerful film “Selma” is stirring audiences across the country with its compelling portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr. and the heroism of ordinary African Americans as they demanded the right to vote a half century ago.
  • On the 'Scholarship' list in Springfield

     
    Where do our lawmakers stand on the issue of legislative scholarships -- those tuition waivers that members of the state house and senate have traditionally been allowed to dispense to constituents? As part of the renewed effort to abolish that...

    GOP state rep: Let's hurry out of Afghanistan

     
    Harris Republican state rep. David Harris of Arlington Heights earlier this month introduced House Resolution 824 calling on the U.S. government to accelerate the withdrawal of military forces from Afghanistan. Harris' bio says he "retired from the Army...

    Status of park projects uncertain after Rauner grant freeze

    Status of park projects uncertain after Rauner grant freeze
    South Elgin has wanted to revamp a park near the Fox River since 2011. Word that it would receive a $400,000 state grant to help with the $1.1 million price tag led to breaking ground on the project in September. The Des Plaines Park District was told...

    Halted state park grant proves hiccup to Glen Ellyn park project

    Halted state park grant proves hiccup to Glen Ellyn park project
    Gov. Bruce Rauner has suspended funds earmarked to finance major park projects throughout the state, a move that jeopardizes ongoing renovations to a major Glen Ellyn park. Illinois Association of Park Districts leaders said in a release to its...