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Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:01 am
They say there’s honor among thieves, but I say: That depends on the thieves.Your common street thief, yes – but not those princely CEO’s of corporate larceny. America’s working families have ...
Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:01 am
Gov. Bruce Rauner devised a new way to reward his friends and punish his enemies on April 16 when he created a campaign committee called “Illinois Turnaround.” Illinois Turnaround is an independen...
Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:01 am

The Field Museum wants a new diorama for some old specimens

 How much would you give so a dead hyena could have a new home? The Field Museum of Natural History is hoping you’ll give something. The museum – a world institution that, happily, happens to...
Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:01 am
As Gov. Bruce Rauner finishes his 100th day of wreaking havoc on the Illinois budget, Illinoisans are beginning to realize they got what they voted for. Rauner has used the authority given him by the ...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:01 am
MED SCHOOL MINORITIESKudos to Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, which has extremely competitive admission requirements, for achieving a 15 percent minority medical student enrollment, w...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:01 am
 The war is over 150 years ago; a week later Lincoln is dead. Now it is three weeks till his body is finally laid to rest in Springfield. At first it seemed bizarre and maudlin to plan a reenactm...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:01 am
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 You don’t need a Walmart front-door greeter to find the flaw in the company’s recently announced boost in worker wages: it’s not enough. Not enough to pull its lowest-paid workers out of p...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:01 am
 At last, America’s political leaders indicate that they now hear the voices and feel the pain of the poor and of the millions of working families slipping out of the middle class.Congress had...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:01 am

The governor doesn’t want to pay to bury the poor

 Balancing a budget on the backs of poor people who are on their backs seems cold even for a member of the New Republican Party. In early April, Mr. Bruce Rauner suspended reimbursements paid by...

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