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Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:22 am

Save Illinois? We can’t even pronounce it

I was in the waiting room at the doctor’s office the other day. I’d already read that week’s OK! magazine at home, so instead I picked up a copy of “Illinois Voices: Observations on the Illino...
Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:21 am
In my travels and conversations this year, I’ve been encouraged that grassroots people of all progressive stripes (populist, labor, liberal, environmental, women, civil libertarian, et al.) are well...
Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:20 am
“The governor has linked things together,” Senate President John Cullerton said at a speech to the City Club of Chicago back in January. “We don’t have a budget because he’s got his ‘Turna...
Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:19 am
 WHY GENES MUTATEA few remarks from left field on Jim Krohe’s April 7 column, “Being all you can be.” The instant I came upon “…accumulating scientific evidence suggests gayness is gene...
Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:18 am
Before there was Earth Day our own Adlai Stevenson, as U. S. ambassador to the United Nations, in what would become his last major speech, addressed the Economic and Security Council in Geneva, Switze...
Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:17 am
On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans hit the streets to protest the environmental effects of more than 100 years of uncontrolled fossil-fueled industrial development. It was the first Earth Day.Wha...
Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:29 am

Is the state museum building at risk?

 Bruce Rauner’s campaign to destroy the Illinois State Museum risks losing tourist income, the services of top scientists and administrators and priceless artifacts, not to mention any claim Il...
Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:28 am
 Elites tend to be ... well, elite. As in, “clueless” about what your everyday working stiff is thinking.Cluelessness about the masses can become a major occupational hazard for political eli...
Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:28 am
 Gov. Bruce Rauner has hit a brick wall attempting to convince House Speaker Michael Madigan to come to the negotiating table to talk about ending the long governmental impasse, and then working...

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