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Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 10:19 am
Readers who share my dismay at the ways that the structure of our national political system frustrates the will of the majority have a sympathetic ear in blogger Jason Kottke, who offers links to usef...
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 05:05 pm
Among the original items in Mr. Rauner's Turnaround Agenda (he counts 44, I get a little more than a dozen) are several sensible reforms that the saner Democrats ought to at least be talking about.&n...
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 12:21 am

What the Trump win says about our rural parts

 Looked at in one way – actually, looked at in several ways – Donald Trump’s win was the revenge of the countryside against the city. While the billionaire common man couldn’t carry Illin...
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 12:20 am
 What an election year. I feel like I’ve been transported through a cosmic squirrel hole and into a baffling political universe where facts are fiction, bizarre is normal and corruption is a vi...
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 12:19 am
 COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGEThank you for putting out specific steps, especially local actions, that are key in addressing the rapidly shifting climate on this planet. (“Perishing planet,”...
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 12:18 am
 As Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Illinois General Assembly get closer to a deal to bail out Exelon’s money-losing nuclear power plants, there is not a peep heard in the Prairie State about the dan...
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 12:17 am
 During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump said many things that were not entirely true. Whether he actually believed everything he said is difficult to know. Numerous women accused him of s...
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 12:16 am
 See scenes and characters from beloved holiday stories come to life during “A Storybook Christmas” in downtown Hillsboro. The two-day holiday celebration hosted by Imagine Hillsboro runs 5-9...
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 12:15 am
 For an unforgettable holiday show celebrating the King of Rock ’n’ Roll, don’t miss Joseph Hall’s “Elvis Rock ’n’ Remember Christmas Show” on Friday, Dec. 2, 8 p.m., at The Legac...

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