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Times have always been a little weird, of course. But since COVID-19, it seems as if weird has taken on and all-new level and all-new consequence.A latest installment and collection of news stories, … more
On May 25, the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police jolted the country into unrest. Political leaders nationwide were abruptly forced to confront longstanding problems plaguing … more
Some off the most important and overlooked races on the ballot this November are judicial races. As citizens, we have a responsibility to choose qualified judges for our appellate courts and circuit … more
The calls were mostly brief and to the point, recipients said. House Speaker Michael Madigan just wanted to know where his members stood last week after two of his members demanded he step aside as … more
I am hearing a worried buzz about our republic not holding together, something I have never in my long life encountered before. Some (many?) on the “left” worry about President Trump calling the … more
In just the past decade or so, we’ve had development of the smartphone, online shopping, GPS, Wi-Fi, driverless cars, electric trucks you plug into a wall of your garage, iPads, Alexa and 82-inch … more
I worked the last census as a volunteer so I can tell you the actual number is not known but we do have a good tally of all of those who didn’t mind being counted. I ran into a few who objected … more
As one who scribbles largely about things Illinois, I feel almost obligated to observe on the bombshell (certainly for the small fraternity that follows Illinois politics) news that utility ComEd has … more
I am in agreement with Austin Berg’s column of July 11th. No matter how much we send to state and federal government, they (the government) will figure out a way to spend all of it and more. I once … more
According to multiple legislators, the House Speaker told his members that he had done nothing wrong and that he never did things like recommend unqualified people for jobs, and fully expected that … more
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