Futureland

The future is coming. Just ask Bill King. The University of Illinois engineering professor will tell you about a new paradigm of speed and efficiency whereby things can be made faster, better, cheaper. Airplanes, cars, weapons systems. Textiles, housewares, razors. Pencils, paper, laptops. Practically anything you can imagine that doesn’t emerge from another living creature […]

A family tradition of cooperative public service

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL 17) grew up in Springfield, but her family roots run deep in rural Illinois. Her family connection with electric co-ops and public service starts with her grandfather Joe Callahan, a hog farmer from Milford, Ill., who was a state representative during some of the most turbulent times for Illinois electric cooperatives. […]

Bustos: Fighting for our Veterans

Dear Editor, Our nation’s veterans deserve nothing but the very best. That’s why I’m deeply troubled by the reported misconduct at Veterans Administration health centers across the country. No hero who bravely fought for our nation should lose their life at the hands of those who are now supposed to be taking care of them. […]