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Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 11:30 am
Frustrated that you are reliant on lyin' reporters to fact-check assertions by our lyin' politicians? Ever wonder how the pros decide whether a claim is mis-stated, misleading or downright false?Gua...
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 05:20 pm
 Look, spring training just got underway this week, and I just don't have the time to make fun of Bruce Rauner's budget address, so I will leave you in the capable hands of brother Eric Zorn, o...
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 02:19 pm

Historic sites would merge with DNR

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, now under the umbrella of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, would become a standalone agency while the remainder of IHPA would merge wi...
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:21 am

Jari the gibbon raises old questions about zoos

Who would be a gibbon? Or, more to my present point, who would be a gibbon in a zoo? We learned this week about poor Jari, a 3-year-old gibbon at the Henson Robinson Zoo. She came into this world in a...
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:20 am
Of all the economic pain in America that Washington ought to be relieving, what group would you choose as the top priority?Public opinion surveys consistently reveal that the great majority of us say...
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:19 am
You may have read a news story or two about the latest blistering report from New York-based S&P Global Ratings about Illinois’ fiscal and economic woes.But it’s far more brutal than anything...
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:18 am
 JUST ANOTHER TAXTo Dick McLane (“Letters,” Feb. 2, Illinois Times): I believe this (the Beverage Tax Act) is just another tax. Where the dollars go is unknown but the goal is to make it fair...
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:17 am
In Chicago and around the country, local governments are learning, slowly but surely, that information belongs to the people, not just to police and prosecutors, and that transparency builds trust. Th...
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:16 am
As a country, we make a habit of looking forward, not backward. But I’m going to ask you to turn your attention back a few weeks, to Barack Obama’s Jan. 10 farewell address to the American people....
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:14 am
 On Friday, Feb. 17, enjoy a musical adventure based off the popular book series by the late children’s author Barbara Parks. The Junie B. Jones book series was created for beginning readers an...

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