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I saw an empty space with an unobstructed view and I asked for it and a pitcher of iced tea with four glasses. People came, sat with me, drank tea and were nice, which is why I love this town. It was … more
The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules has been a source of legislative frustration for the governor all year. He didn’t quite seem to grasp how best to work its process-dominated membership … more
“Oh long may it wave, O’er the land of the free, and the home of the brave!”– Francis Scott Key Key felt hopeless as darkness arrived and “all through the night” the sky was blood red. … more
Illinois made great strides fighting COVID-19, but it will take sustained effort and discipline to keep the virus under control. Illinois doctors are asking everyone to take two simple actions … more
Nobody likes being poor. Some people seem to think it’s a voluntary condition but I can tell you that it’s not. Sometime in your life, unless you are very fortunate, you will be within one … more
Now, Congress will get the opportunity to pass a relief measure that protects your access to trustworthy local news, helps grow local businesses through ads placed in local news media — and rewards … more
In 1831, New York U.S. Rep. Churchill Cambreleng referred to those who refused to vote on a bill in Congress as “the silent majority.” Responding to a ruling in 1902, Supreme Court Justice … more
The recent admission by behemoth electric utility Commonwealth Edison that it repeatedly bribed minions of Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan for years (of course, Madigan knew nothing about all this; sure, right) was breath-taking for its brazenness. more
“I need to be able to look myself in the mirror every day,” was how Rep. Terra Costa Howard (D-Glen Ellyn) explained to me recently why she decided to call for House Speaker Michael Madigan’s resignation. more
I suppose few of you ever played snap the whip in a school yard. It was one of the joys of being back at school after a summer of chores and forced isolation interrupted by church camp perhaps or a … more
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