By Gene Budig and Alan Heaps
For decades, there has been a vision of an education system transformed by technology. Many have believed, or at least hoped, that the combined power of hardware, software and the Internet would vastly improve student performance.
By Mike Pemberton
One of the attributes of a newspaper is, it's easy to navigate.
No clicking, waiting for stories to load, returning to the home page, and clicking on another. Plus, there's no dependence on signal strength or Wi-Fi connections or annoying text message and Facebook update chimes.
By J. Winston Porter
President Obama's new Clean Power Plan calls for a 32 percent reduction in carbon emissions from the nation's power plants by 2030. But the plan is shaping up to be little more than a taxpayer handout to the wind and solar industries.
By Andrew Clarke
On March 25, 2014, the oil company BP reported a malfunction at its refinery in Whiting, Ind., only a few miles away from the city of Chicago. For as much as four and a half hours, crude oil spilled into Lake Michigan, the source of drinking water for seven million people in the greater Chicago area.
By Joseph Bauers
The little green things came into my life with a job I had in a plastics factory while I was in college. It was a watchman/janitor position, reserved for students at the local university. During the school year, we worked weekends, and if we pleased management enough, we might catch on full-time summers doing maintenance work.
Earlier this year, the Urbana City Council gave its police force the OK to purchase and use Tasers in t
By Martin J. Luby
We have all read a lot in the last few years about Illinois' two major financial deficits. First, there is a large mismatch between sustainable operating revenues and costs for existing programs — this is our structural deficit, which is on the order of $6 billion per year. Second, Illinois has an immense pension deficit, estimated to be greater than $100 billion.