Local Commentaries

Bill Knight – June 5
10:55 am
Wed June 4, 2014

In Praise of Mowing the Lawn

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Spring is here.  (All together now: “FINALLY!”)

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Bill Knight – May 29
11:22 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Time Running Out for Roads and Bridges in Illinois

An Illinois road in need of repairs
Credit Rich Egger

The Illinois legislature’s spring session is supposed to end this week, roads and bridges are deteriorating, and state and federal programs to fund construction are expiring, so an unusual coalition of business and labor proposed a plan to address the situation.

However, it’s unclear where it stands in Springfield.

Wrapping up are Illinois Jobs Now – which funds maintenance and construction of roads, highways and public transit, set to end July 1 – and the federal Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), ending Sept. 30 (if its funds don’t run out sooner).

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Bill Knight – May 22
1:36 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Ag Gag to Hide Food-Related Problems

Piglets
Credit Harvest Public Media

As recently reported, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea killed millions of piglets in 27 states this year. Possibly originating in China, Iowa farmers were hurt the worst.

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Bill Knight – May 15
10:52 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Bank Fraud Apparently is not a Crime

Credit Rich Egger

May 1 was Law Day, so this month is a great time to consider law enforcement concerning those banking gangsters –“banksters” – who violated laws and went unpunished.

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Bill Knight – May 8
10:44 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Paving the Way for Jim Crow's Return?

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A lot of attention has been paid to racist comments apparently made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

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