East Boogie has been on a literal high for the past two weeks in celebration of the East Side Flyers’ crowning as the IL 3A division boys State Basketball Champions. Led by my cousin, star senior Terrence Hargrove Jr. (shameless plug) and coach Mark Chambers and overwhelmingly supported by t…

The non-clinical definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different result or outcome. If that’s the case, then re-electing Gov. Bruce Rauner in the upcoming Illinois gubernatorial contest would be the craziest thing that Illinois voters could ever do.

For the past 22 years I could always hang my hat on three things: Illinois state government is corrupt, St. Clair County runs the East St. Louis political plantation, and state Senator James F. Clayborne is the consummate self-serving public serpent.