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Thursday, July 13, 2017 12:15 am
 THE BUDGET BURDENThe Illinois legislature has overturned the governor’s veto, thereby implementing a budget unseen by the state in more than two years. In order to pay its spiraling liabilitie...
Thursday, July 13, 2017 12:14 am
 It is a great relief that a reasonable state budget and a tax increase to pay for it have become law. This was accomplished by overriding the governor’s veto, with the help of some courageous...
Thursday, July 13, 2017 12:13 am
Thousands of Americans could die waiting for the Food and Drug Administration to approve new, lifesaving treatments if Congress fails to reauthorize a 25-year-old law this summer.The legislation, the...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:21 am

Bishop Paprocki stands guard against corruption

 A new set of guidelines issued by Springfield’s Bishop Thomas Paprocki bans people in same-sex marriages from receiving funeral rites in local Roman Catholic churches, receiving communion or s...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:20 am
 As an Associated Press article joyously put it, “The U.S. job market has settled into a sweet spot of steadily solid growth.” At long last, the American dream is back for working families, r...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:18 am
LESSONS ON LIFE SKILLSI agree with the June 29 article titled “Real innovation,” written by James Krohe Jr. Even though I have a college degree that served me well, I think too much emph...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:17 am
Oh thank goodness. New Jersey finally resolved its budget impasse, while there were similar budget cliffhangers in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and North Carolina. In New Jersey, the stalemate had stretche...
Thursday, July 6, 2017 12:16 am

Can Democrats and independents form a majority coalition?

 Earlier this month I attended the 2017 People’s Summit in Chicago along with several thousand other progressive activists. The event was sponsored by a “who’s who” of left-leaning Democr...

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