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Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am
 Here we are roaring into June as the music begins to pile up all over town. Decisions must be made as to where to attend. I pity the poor music goer forced to make such hard choices.The SOHO fes...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am
 SEPARATION OF PRAYER AND STATERegarding the opinion piece “Exclude me in your prayers,” by James Krohe Jr. in Illinois Times (May 29), I don’t believe anyone’s right to practice their re...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am

Legislation would have sidestepped rulemaking process

 Illinois is taking too long to approve regulations for a controversial oil and gas drilling method, according to a coalition of businesses. They simply asked lawmakers to speed things up with le...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am

City council takes first step

 Having an inspector general isn’t necessarily a badge of honor. Consider governmental entities in Illinois that have them.Cook County has two, one for the circuit clerk and the other for the r...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am

Law would keep troubled kids with their adoptive families

 Illinois lawmakers voted to end a practice known as “planned abandonment” of adopted kids, but the state’s poor fiscal condition will likely limit the state’s ability to enact the change...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am

Legislators accomplish little

 Not much of substance got accomplished during the recently concluded legislative session, which isn’t surprising. When, after all, has the Illinois General Assembly achieved greatness in an el...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am

Lawmakers use referendums as campaign fodder

 State leaders are asking the public’s advice when it comes to increasing the minimum wage, taxing millionaires and including contraception in health insurance coverage.Three bills awaiting the...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am

A decent film trips up at the finish line

 There’s no question that Doug Liman’s Edge of Tomorrow is a solid one hour and 40 minute movie. Too bad it runs one hour and 53 minutes. Smart, funny, exciting and thought provoking, like al...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am
 dialoguepoem #4“We were just married,” Harlan the herdsman told me, “and we’d moved into the apartment over the milkhouse. They were butchering. Grampa Dougan climbed the stairs, knocked...

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