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One thing we all have in common right now is that we’re ready to get out. We’re ready to return to our normal lives. We’re more than three weeks into the state’s stay-at-home directive. … more
“What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens; namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.” — Aristotle The … more
And without action from the General Assembly, they’ll be staring down a crushing tax hike as well. The progressive income tax amendment passed by the General Assembly last year removes … more
My first thought was to get back to where I started and I began swimming hard. I soon saw that I was not gaining ground as fast as I was losing strength and it was not going to work out. Then I … more
The organization’s political wing has contributed money to more than a few legislative Democrats’ campaign funds in recent months and they were able to introduce some bipartisan legislation last … more
Gov. J.B. Pritzker made it clear this week that he’s counting on the federal government to help the state financially, not just to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, but to assist with the state’s … more
“Keep It In the Ground” groups no doubt object. But the governor’s recognition of the vital importance of the oil and gas industry is actually spot-on, underscoring how big of a threat that … more
“The greatest tyrannies are always perpetuated in the name of the noblest causes.” — Thomas Paine April 8th marks the 30-day mark since Governor JB Pritzker invoked his emergency powers to … more
Ever. My wife, Nancy, as an example — since the “shelter-in-place” was announced — she has been “deep-cleaning” our home, to stay productive and also wile the time with, among others, … more
Without fanfare last week, Gov. JB Pritzker issued a sweeping executive order (2020-19) granting many health care providers immunity from civil liability during the COVID-19 crisis. If medical … more
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