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Friday, July 6, 2018 12:08 am
After seeing Morgan Neville’s wonderful new documentary about children’s television host Fred Rogers, Won’t You Be My Neighbor, I was left with a great many conflicting emotions.  I regret ...
Thursday, July 5, 2018 12:20 am

After the Supreme Court ruling, a message to my fellow former fair-sharers

 Two very nice union representatives knocked on my door last week. Anticipating an unfavorable ruling in Janus v. AFSCME, they asked me, a “fair share” state employee, to join the union. I di...
Thursday, July 5, 2018 12:19 am
 The wailing in our country about the “invasion of immigrants” has been long and loud. As one complainant put it, “Few of their children in the country learn English ... The signs in our st...
Thursday, July 5, 2018 12:18 am
 A political action committee run by top officials of Operating Engineers Local 150 reported a $255,000 contribution last week from a “dark money” organization controlled by the same Local 15...
Thursday, July 5, 2018 12:17 am
DEFENDING CORNELIUSIn response to “State’s top Lincoln expert on shelf” (Illinois Times, June 28, by Bruce Rushton): James Cornelius has spent over 10 years as the Lincoln curator at the Abraham...
Thursday, July 5, 2018 12:15 am
 When I was obtaining my master’s degree in public administration, perhaps the most influential topic I took was ethics in public administration. One of the focuses of that course was administr...
Thursday, July 5, 2018 12:14 am
 On Tuesday, July 10, attend a book signing and presentation featuring author and former assistant of 10 years to Ronald Reagan, Peggy Grande. Peggy’s book, titled The President Will See You No...
Thursday, July 5, 2018 12:13 am
 Anybody’s Story: 200 Years of Illinoisans and Their Stuff is a series of vignettes inspired by the “Bicentennial and Beyond” exhibition at the Illinois State Museum, which features rare an...


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