Harvest issues mount for Ukrainian farmers
Ukrainian farmers dealing with unimaginable challenges from the Russian invasion are facing even more difficulties as wheat harvest gains steam.
Illinois Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program returns
A federal-state conservation program has returned with incentives and rental payments to improve water quality and wildlife and aquatic habitat.
Air quality specialist: It’s important to understand livestock’s role in climate
Farm animals don’t play near the role in emitting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as some suggest. In...
USDA pegs Illinois No. 1 for soybeans, No. 2 for corn output
USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service final crop production estimates for 2021 confirm a b...
Miscalculations can start war
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
Several years ago, the staff of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute was preparing for our Renewin...
Richard Irvin is a Republican. Period.
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
Sam Perroni remembers the first time he met actress Natalie Wood. They were together in The Normal T...
Get awayDecember 26, 2021
Oh, what an amazing year!
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
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 chargeDecember 23, 2021
ScroogeDecember 21, 2021
Between the merry, those holiday snafus
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’
Editor’s Note: This op-ed was distributed by Capitol News Illinois on behalf of the Paul Simon Publi...
President's menDecember 15, 2021
ThinkingDecember 13, 2021
One thing not to give for Christmas
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Hutsonville continues discussion on subdivision
The Hutsonville Village board met Tuesday evening and discussed moving forward with a new TIF subdivision and some concerns the Village is having.
Marshall City Band performs FridayAugust 10, 2022
The Marshall City Band will perform its last concert of the 147th concert season this Friday on the Clark County Courthouse lawn at 8 p.m., under the direction of Heather Setzer.