Local Opinion

Data sharing hardly a scandal

Just about every social human being with an Internet connection has an account on Facebook, or at least did until very recently. Some of us only check it every couple of days or weeks; some of us every couple of minutes. Facebook’s stated goal is to “make the world more open and connected,” and it certainly has succeeded well beyond its original purpose of connecting university students new to college. ... more

Sports betting and capping state spending discussed

Senate lawmakers return to Springfield April 10, and will continue their efforts to finalize a state budget and finish legislative business for the spring session by a scheduled adjournment date of May 31.... more