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Gov. JB Pritzker’s graduated income tax proposal was in some doubt for a while. The governor’s campaign chose not to advertise early because of the delicacies of politics during a pandemic, so … more
Veterans deserve opportunities and thanks Originally known as Armistice Day to honor and celebrate the end of World War I, Congress expanded the federal holiday in 1954 — renaming it Veterans … more
Editor’s note: This column was written before Election Night and like the adventure stories where the reader could chose the direction the story moves in, you can chose the narrative this column … more
The Roaring Twenties was a period of gaiety, novelty and modernity made possible by many new inventions. It was a decade of growth and prosperity that brought us new technologies like moving … more
Living with the results of the election One thing I do know is that for the next four years (two for Congress) we will have to live with the result – good or bad. Another thing I know for sure … more
So, when you’ve grown accustomed to doing it your own way for a century or so, you may start thinking you’re a special case in literally everything. And that seems to be what happened last … more
The idea that the corruption and political ills of Illinois all emanate from The Chicago Machine lets the rest of us comfortably disavow responsibility for it and doubt our ability to fix it. But the … more
The ISHS encourages Illinois communities engaged in these discussions to carefully consider not just the historical facts of the figure being commemorated but the historical context and intent of the … more
The U.S. Contitution leaves control of our schools to local school boards which is as it should be. I’ve taught in several states and some took it upon themselves to regulate daily lessons and … more
While we are currently living in a state of unknown, we face a variety of challenges. Many Americans are dealing with a lack of job security and the ever-changing structure of travel, education and … more
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