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Friday, July 1, 2016 10:58 am

Lawmaker wants a paycheck

There is courage in politics, they say, and there is also chutzpah.And then there is state Sen. Kimberly Lightford, D-Maywood.State comptroller Leslie Munger stopped issuing paychecks to lawmakers...
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 09:34 am

Dick Durbin a Chicagoan?

We don’t mean to criticize, but Chicago magazine’s just-published list of the 50 most-influential Chicagoans has us a bit baffled....
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 12:10 am

Governor apparently lacks email, cellphone

 Last fall, I got a tip.Gov. Bruce Rauner, my tipster said, doesn’t appear to have a state email account.The issue was germane. Besides Hillary Clinton’s infamous failure to do business on a...
Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 10:13 am

One word: Fuhgeddaboudit

The pratfall is always best when Lucy holds the football just a smidgeon longer than she did before, and the Cubs will, unquestionably, end up on their backsides by the time this is over....
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 12:07 am

Rauner’s secrets land him in court

It’s a quote that can’t be repeated often enough as Gov. Bruce Rauner builds a reputation for secrecy at all costs – so long as he isn’t the one paying the bills.“I want to make Illinois gov...
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:20 am

Address at the reopening of Dickson Mounds

 Rich Miller is on vacation.Eleven thousand years ago no human beings yet lived in the central Illinois river valley. The climate was cool and glaciers from the last great ice age still covered p...
Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 04:32 pm

And keep those cards and letters coming

 There are few things that we here at Illinois Times enjoy more than letters from readers.Nary a week goes by that an envelope sans return address doesn’t show up in my mailbox. Usually, the se...
Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015 12:53 am

Rauner demands FOIA to see contract

What, really, is Rauner turning around in state government?...
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 12:43 am

Walker aide critiques the press

The following is a letter from Norton Kay, who served as News Secretary to former Gov. Dan Walker. The letter was printed in the first issue of Illinois Times on Sept. 18, 1975, as a welcome and bit of "advice."...


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