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Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 12:01 am
 JUDGING CHARACTERMike Lang reported in Illinois Times on various “Conversations on race” (see “Diverse faith groups talk about race,” June 12) that have been initiated by clergy and cong...
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 12:01 am
 Ah, August – that time of year when the going gets tough ... and Congress gets going.On vacation that is. And, to be fair, maybe Congress needs a vacation. All the stress of not passing laws a...
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 12:01 am
 I’m not sure why, but the surprise appearance by former Gov. Jim Edgar at the Illinois State Fair’s Republican Day last week didn’t generate much media coverage. Despite the fact that Edga...
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 12:01 am

Too many Illinoisans don’t know how to behave on the road

 There is no traffic situation so bad that drivers can’t make it worse, as I was reminded while driving on I-55 recently. Work on the Des Plaines River bridge required rerouting traffic onto on...
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 12:01 am
 MAMMOTH MEMORIESMary Bohlen’s article about Mammoth Cave (“Cool off in Mammoth Cave, the world’s longest,” Aug. 7) reminded me of my trip so-o-o many years ago. I was about 35 years old ...
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 12:01 am
During the legislative battle to pass the Illinois hydraulic fracturing bill, safety was the major source of conflict. Over the past year, Illinois Times and major news outlets have reported the divis...
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 12:01 am
One public service that people really like and count on is the post office – which literally delivers for us.Antigovernment ideologues and privatization dogmatists, however, hate the very word “pu...
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 12:01 am
As you probably know by now, the U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago has agreed to drop all felony charges against Illinois state Rep. LaShawn Ford, D-Chicago, and has charged him instead with a simpl...

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