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Air quality specialist: It’s important to understand livestock’s role in climate

By daniel grant FarmWeek
| January 31, 2022

Farm animals don’t play near the role in emitting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as some suggest. In...

January 31, 2022

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USDA pegs Illinois No. 1 for soybeans, No. 2 for corn output

By daniel grant FarmWeek
| January 31, 2022

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service final crop production estimates for 2021 confirm a b...

Miscalculations can start war

By gregg bonelli For the Daily News
| January 31, 2022

In 1852 Napoleon III, the Catholic leader of France, demanded greater rights from the Ottoman Empire...

Better politics, smarter government: Illuminating Illinois’ triumphs and travails through literature

By john T. shaw
| January 24, 2022

Several years ago, the staff of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute was preparing for our Renewin...

January 24, 2022

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Richard Irvin is a Republican. Period.

By rich miller
| January 24, 2022

Irvin might not be enough of a Republican for the purists. And Democrats might want to weaken Irvin ...

Flick: Of Natalie Wood’s death....or muder

By bill flick
| January 24, 2022

Sam Perroni remembers the first time he met actress Natalie Wood. They were together in The Normal T...

Get away

December 26, 2021

Oh, what an amazing year!

By BILL FLICK
| December 26, 2021

And so 2021 is at its end, a 12-month set that contained 365 days, or 8,760 hours, or 525,600 minutes, or 31,536,000 seconds.  Or, in only 750 words?

Joy to the world, Build Back Better’s demise has come

By Chris Talgo
| December 26, 2021

On December 19, just days before millions of Americans gather for Christmas festivities, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) delivered a much-needed early present to the nation when he let it be known that he would not vote in favor of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better bill.

Who's in charge

December 23, 2021

Scrooge

December 21, 2021

Between the merry, those holiday snafus

By BILL FLICK
| December 21, 2021

While the idea of Christmas is peace, love, calm and endless traditions, think about it … many of the memories that stick most prominently are those that instead featured something a bit unusual or out-of-the-ordinary.

Inviting Illinois college students to consider the challenge of ‘One Illinois’

By JOHN T. SHAW
| December 21, 2021

Editor’s Note: This op-ed was distributed by Capitol News Illinois on behalf of the Paul Simon Publi...

President's men

December 15, 2021

Thinking

December 13, 2021

One thing not to give for Christmas

By BILL FLICK
| December 10, 2021

FLICK LITE. Our latest listings, as offered by the readers and your own resident Lite Boy:

Can't tell me

December 8, 2021

Normal has now sailed away for good

By GREGG BONELLI
| December 7, 2021

When will things be normal again? They won’t, that ship has sailed.   In small ways and large the past is not coming back for a do-over. It’s more upsetting the older you are I suppose, having invested so much time and energy in accommodating your life to the way things are (strike that, should be were). The young are more flexible and to prove it they still laugh out loud, act like they are invincible, and flaunt their youth with cheerful good natured glee.


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