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Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:27 am
 When I crossed paths with a Democratic Party campaign consultant in Austin last March, I suggested he come out to the local International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers hall to hear Bernie Sa...
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:26 am
Gov. Bruce Rauner blew a perfect opportunity last week to finally drive a public wedge between Senate President John Cullerton and House Speaker Michael Madigan, clearly put Madigan on the defensive,...
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:25 am
 HIDDEN COST OF FOODAs consumers, we don’t typically take much time to think about the origins of the food on our plate, so I was glad to read your Jan. 14 article by Brittany Hilderbrand entit...
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:24 am
The state of the state? Confused. Illinois can’t understand how its new, inexperienced governor can continue to keep a straight face while pretending that his anti-union agenda is more important tha...
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:23 am
Many people recognize the name of Jane Addams from high school history textbooks, but few know much else about this incomparable woman of 19th-century Illinois history. And she was hardly the only one...
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 12:21 am

A new book offers not quite everything you wanted to know about corn

 I grew up within a block of a corn field on the east end of Springfield. Nearly every weekend of those years we’d visit the relatives on their farm outside Beardstown; over the potholes and th...
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...

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