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Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 12:01 am

As retailers start to move to non-gendered signage for their aisles, it’s good to simply remember that toys will be toys

 This holiday season your local Target is sure to be decked out in red and green, but not so much in pink and blue.Over the last few months, so shoppers don’t “feel frustrated or limited by t...
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 12:01 am
 I shared “work-thoughts-1” witha teacher friend single mom whoworks a second job her response:“Those words prompted me tothink about what I value in thiswork too. I enjoy the catering forI...
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 12:01 am
 This is the third column in four weeks that I’ll have written about the food and people of Southern Louisiana. The first two were in response to culinary news: the passing of Paul Prudhomme, w...
Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 10:24 am
Last week, Bruce Rauner signed a letter sent jointly by Republican governors to President Obama asking him "respectfully" to suspend all plans to resettle additional Syrian refugees in the U.S."Res...
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 06:53 am
Sadly, two weeks after writing a column extolling a senior Illinois Republican for his brave stand on admitting refugees from the horrors of World War II Europe into the U.S., our state is shamed b...
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 12:20 am

It’s capital vs. labor again in the Capitol

 The news media, as their name suggests, focus on what is new in the world. Journalism’s only subject is current events – “current” having been defined of late to mean “within the past...
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 12:19 am
 Here comes the holiday season. It’s a monthlong season of friends, family and spiritual reflection, and a time to decompress from our usual helter-skelter lives. It kicks off with Thanksgiving...
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 12:18 am
 “He seems so done with it all,” said one top Republican earlier last week about House Republican Leader Jim Durkin. “He hates this,” said a close Durkin pal not long afterward.The overti...


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