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Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 12:00 am

Local entrepreneurs bite the hand that feeds them

 Court and Karen Conn are peeved. In the current issue of Compass, the magazine of the libertarian Illinois Policy Institute, they air several gripes about their problems doing business in the ca...
Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 12:01 am
BARNEY FIFEReading the article by Phil Bradley (“The cop was right to ticket me,” Dec. 5) about the Illinois State Police captain he called “straight arrow” because he would “ticket his own...
Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 12:01 am
Let’s bring the spirit of Christmas to Congress. The last time the minimum wage went up was in 2009, and, as the owner of a Christmas tree farm and other businesses, I think it’s time for another ...
Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 12:01 am
Coca-Cola is running a stealth advertising campaign. Stealth? Yes, it’s a nationwide product promotion that’s being run below the public radar! Why would a corporation as ad-depen...
Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 12:01 am
House Speaker Michael Madigan’s spokesman said last week that his boss’ statement opposing further corporate “handouts” basically “speaks for itself.” But does it? Madigan...
Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 12:01 am

Why are drummers the butt of so many jokes?

What do you call someone who hangs around with musicians? A drummer.I don’t know why I have always enjoyed drummer jokes. My father is a professional drummer, and a fine one, so one should not read...
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:01 am
AND ALL THAT JAZZI couldn’t agree with you more on this week’s column on noise in public places. (“Foreground music,” James Krohe Jr., Dec. 5.) Being a person with some hearing loss, I find ba...
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:01 am
 In 1911 the Peabody family moved into a new mansion in a suburb of Chicago. The move was made possible by many Peabody company miners living in shacks and risking their lives in unsafe mines dow...

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