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Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 12:19 am
 A lot of folks have taken to calling Bruce Rauner “Governor 1 Percent” because of his immense personal wealth. Gov. Rauner himself told the Chicago Sun-Times during the 2014 campaign that he...
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 12:18 am
 INCOME TAX PROPOSALSAny tax proposal that includes a value-added tax or national sales tax has the potential to harm a consumer driven economy, which ours is. The tax calculation and enforcement...
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 12:17 am
 This week’s “Statehouse preview” cover story by Amanda Vinicky comes to you by way of Illinois Issues, the 40-year-old public affairs magazine published by University of Illinois Springfie...
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 12:16 am
 Whoever wins next November’s presidential election, it’s a sure bet that at some point he or she will vow to set the federal government on the straight and narrow. Maybe the new president wi...
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 12:10 am

Governor apparently lacks email, cellphone

 Last fall, I got a tip.Gov. Bruce Rauner, my tipster said, doesn’t appear to have a state email account.The issue was germane. Besides Hillary Clinton’s infamous failure to do business on a...
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 12:22 am

Expressing our unconscious unease about immigrants

 The dread of the invader runs deep in every human. The savage acts on it unthinkingly, by reaching for a club; the civilized man and woman is no less vulnerable to it but considers it disreputab...
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 12:21 am
A long time ago, in a not so faraway land, a civilization existed that was governed through a fairly rational political system. Even conservative candidates for high office had to have a good idea or...
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 12:20 am
“He has taught us how to deal with him,” explained one top official in Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration when asked why the governor has once again cranked up his public criticism of Illinois H...
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 12:19 am
 LADY LOLAThank you Jacqueline Jackson for the moving tribute to our dear friend, Lola Lucas (“Remembering the lives they lived, Dec. 31”). Those of us who knew her zest for life are truly fo...

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