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Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:01 am
 Last week, during veto session, the Illinois General Assembly rushed through a proposal to allow a bobcat hunting season in Illinois. Opening up a bobcat season in Illinois without taking into a...
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:01 am
 The tributes to Judy Baar Topinka came in fast and strong Wednesday morning, just as we were going to press. Sen. Dick Durbin, a Democrat: “The Illinois political scene lost its Polka Queen la...
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:01 am
 Months ago, Emanuel scheduled a vote on raising Chicago’s minimum wage for the week after the General Assembly’s annual fall veto session. After the election though, retailers, restaurant ow...
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:01 am

The annual deer kill is underway – hooray!

 I read that Illinois hunters killed 52,000 deer in the first weekend of the season, and that’s just those using firearms; the muzzleloaders and spear-throwers have yet to get their crack at th...
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 12:01 am
 POLICE ANALYSIS NEEDEDA key element in the case surrounding the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, is whether or not Officer Darren Wilson shot him in self defense. It would be inte...
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 12:01 am
In the forties and fifties, driving into Greenview on my way to visit my grandparents at their farm on Salt Creek meant passing a sadly decaying remnant of the town’s better days.Just south of town ...
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 12:01 am
Thanksgiving – a time of grace and family sharing – will start with an extra-graceful act from the White House this year.Just as every president since Lincoln has done, Barack Obama will grant cle...
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 12:01 am

New approaches promise safer streets for walkers

 Most unexpected turns to the right put someone in jeopardy – the Republicans’ insistence on spending cuts for federal health research is but one example – and that is as true on the street...

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