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Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 12:15 am
 Trump was pretty good – for Trump – in his State of the Union speech, but did you see the Democratic response from Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III? Could we bring that Kennedy to Illinois...
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 12:14 am

Dominican Sisters in Iraq are hopeful and persistent in challenging circumstances

 Iraqi prime minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over the Islamic State, or Daesh, in early December. Shortly after that, two western Dominican Friars arrived in the country to visit the Ir...
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 12:22 am

Rauner fights back, with some help

Football fans have seen amazing things in recent weeks.Coach installs a freshman as quarterback in the second half and Alabama wins the national championship in overtime. With no time on the clock, th...
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 12:21 am
Last year, Good Jobs First tracked the 386 incentive deals since 1976 that gave at least $50 million to a corporation, and then it tallied the number of jobs created. The average cost per job was $658...
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 12:20 am
Assistant Illinois Senate Majority Leader Donne Trotter (D-Chicago) has retired after almost 30 years in the General Assembly.Sen. Trotter has been talking about retiring for years, but he has repeate...
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 12:19 am
YOU, WHOEVER YOU AREIn January, the world’s media reported that the president had made horrible comments about the nations of Africa and elsewhere, including Haiti.As I absorbed all this, my thought...
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 12:18 am
This week Sen. Chuck Schumer said he is withdrawing his offer to fund President Donald Trump’s border wall as part of the upcoming deal on immigration and funding the government. But White House pre...
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:21 am
 Even in this country of grand egalitarian aspirations, the U.S. actually had no broad middle class until one was created in the 1930s and ‘40s. And, yes, “created” is the correct term for...

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