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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...
Thursday, June 29, 2017 12:19 am

Rethinking, not just reforming, public higher ed

 We can all agree that Illinois’ public higher education system is in a state of crisis – or rather crises. Bruce Rauner, living in his own private Illinois, believes that tax-supported colle...
Thursday, June 29, 2017 12:18 am
What’s the matter with these people? The Trumpsters in the White House and Congress, I mean.Start with The Donald himself, a guy who can’t pass a mirror without casting an adoring eye at his own r...
Thursday, June 29, 2017 12:17 am
Gov. Bruce Rauner regularly attempts to “go over the heads” of the news media and talk directly to the public without any journalistic filters. Usually for people in his particular position, that�...

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