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Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 12:20 am

Turning the state fair into an expo of real rural life

 When the Illinois State Fair was first staged in 1853, country people went there to see other country people. Later, city people went to see country people. These days  –  well, I’...
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 12:19 am
 Corporate price gouging is never nice. But gouging people on the price of medicines they rely on to stay alive is worse than not nice – it’s predaceously evil.And if you think corporate mora...
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 12:18 am
 Whenever you see a statement from the Democratic Party of Illinois, you can feel supremely confident that House Speaker Michael Madigan, the party’s longtime chairman, approves of the sentimen...
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 12:17 am
 Ovarian cancer touches all women. It does not discriminate based on age, race or ethnicity. More than 22,000 mothers, daughters, wives and sisters will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year...
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 12:16 am
 BICENTENNIAL DREAMSThank you for highlighting the many efforts of groups statewide who are enthusiastically preparing to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Illinois statehood in 2018. (“Tardy...
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 12:15 am
 One person who wasn’t surprised by the sudden closure of ITT Technical Institute in Springfield and three other cities in Illinois was U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Springfield, who has been war...
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 12:21 am

Marking the Centennial’s centennial

 Last week, in “Getting it right this time,” I proposed that the State of Illinois commemorate the bicentennial of its founding in 1818 not with celebration but with remediation, in the form...
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 12:20 am
Instead of griping about the greedheads of Wall Street and the rip-off financial system they’ve hung around our necks – why don’t we “Take On Wall Street”?You don’t have to be in Who’s W...


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