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Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am
 In L. Frank Baum’s novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the wizard turns out to be a big phony – just an eccentric old guy sitting behind a curtain, using his booming voice to spew nonsense in...
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am
 Way back in 1992, I did a story about Dan Rutherford’s first run for the Illinois House of Representatives.The House Democrats back then were quietly spreading rumors about Rutherford’s priv...
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am

Leaving home does not always mean losing it

 “He went to places of lost happiness, and increased his misery by beholding the old faces no more, and the old days vanished.” That was Edgar Lee Masters, writing in Vachel Lindsay: A Poet i...
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am
Now that Bruce Rauner is the Republican nominee for governor, battle lines are drawn and stakes are high for the fall election. Gov. Pat Quinn will begin staking out ground in his March 26 budget addr...
Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:01 am
 WOE IS MAILPlaudits to Mr. Hightower! His article, (“Don’t close our post offices,” March 6), is an accurate and concise summation of the current postal system woes. The Board of Governors...
Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:01 am

Legislating on what people speak widens cultural divides

The Ukrainian conflict has highlighted the instability of nations in which languages and cultures compete for dominance. Despite fundamental differences, parallels have been drawn with the situation i...
Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:01 am
Have you heard about High Frequency Trading? HFT is sweeping, purely speculative financial transactions that have been made possible by huge leaps in technology. Done by super-fast computers, using ma...
Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:01 am
“There was no money allocated at all before the election of 2010,” Gov. Pat Quinn told Chicago TV reporter Charles Thomas about allegations that the governor had spent millions in state anti-viole...
Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:01 am

If you liked Dan Walker, you’ll love Gov. Bruce Rauner

 “To those who have grown rich on the public dollar, to those who have won secret grants and contracts, to those in government who put themselves first and the taxpayers second – to you I bri...

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