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You can doubt me if you like but that won’t fix it. Google won’t have the answer either and neither will Wikipedia. The reason is the sea of reliable knowledge that existed in the … more
That’s a quote from the magnificent Helen Keller, the blind/deaf woman who overcame it to become one of the great thinkers and doers of the 20th Century. And she didn’t even get to meet Cody … more
In spite of record unemployment, business closings and other suffering caused by the Governor’s continued COVID-19 lockdown, Democrats in the General Assembly this week pushed through passage of a … more
I will not gainsay or second-guess decisions made thus far by top elected officials, who are up to their eyeballs in alligators. My thoughts are about what we might learn for the future from our … more
I’ve been writing about Illinois politics and government for 30 years. Like many of my more experienced colleagues, I’ve developed an extensive list of sources and contacts that I can reach out … more
When is it a crime to have a disease? I suppose you’d like to say ‘never’ but that wouldn’t be true. If someone is HIV positive and lives in Illinois and has contact with someone and … more
The people who want to reopen the economy believe that the worst is behind us and that we can safely move forward with lifting the restrictions that closed businesses and created massive … more
During the Crimean War of 1853, when socialite Florence Nightingale treated soldiers, the career of nursing was born. She defied conventions and proved that nursing was more than filling in for … more
Their situation was desperate when the company commander gathered the remnants of his command together in a shell crater. Could Woody take out some of the enemy pillboxes that were pinning them down, … more
A recent poll of Illinois voters found 75% were ready now for small retail businesses to reopen, as long as they followed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. Madison County … more
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