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Pritzker waited until people practically begged him to shut down the schools on March 15. He talked about issuing a stay at home order for days, and then only acted on March 21 after California … more
Background. Throughout this century, Illinois has each year been spending and obligating billions more than we have been generating in revenues. So now, each of Illinois’ 4.6 million households … more
The Cold War shaped the lives of us boomers while defining our culture. It embellished disdain and mistrust for communism within our DNA. We found out communism is not just dictatorial governing, it … more
Here’s what made it especially interesting: John was the only passenger … on the entire plane. “I never thought I’d have my own private plane,” he chuckled. John says he got great … more
Gov. JB Pritzker has repeatedly said he’s delegating enforcement of his stay at home order to local governments. That stance has frustrated some folks who want him to get tougher with violators … more
Politics is not bad. The FDR speechwriter turned conservative columnist Raymond Moley observed: “Politics is not something to avoid, abolish or destroy. It is a condition of life, like the air we … more
I am free to race motorcycles. When I am out on the racetrack, I can go as fast as I want to. Its risky, but I choose to take such risks, I pay to do it, and I sign a release of liability for all … more
As a history teacher, I have to say that it is always an effort to listen to the uninformed misrepresent the past to try and make some point of their own about the present. They just shouldn’t do … more
The biggest sin in Illinois politics is telling the truth. Illinois Senate President Don Harmon is a sinner. He wrote a letter to Illinois’ congressional delegation requesting a $44 billion … more
Since I was a boy growing up in rural Illinois post-World War II, American agriculture has achieved momentous productivity increases, from about 45 bushels an acre of corn back then to an average of … more
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