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Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:18 am
 Gov. Bruce Rauner said last week that he had spoken with both Senate President John Cullerton and House Speaker Michael Madigan about his proposed sale of the state’s Thompson Center building...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:17 am
 HOMELESS WRITERWhen I read Mr. Bolin’s letter (GUESTWORK, “From a grateful Springfield homeless man,” by Willis Bolin, Oct. 15), I was humbled. I am so in awe of his outlook on life. I wis...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:16 am
 It was good of Jim Edgar, the former governor, to say clearly that Gov. Bruce Rauner needs to stop holding the budget hostage to his demands, because damage is being done to the state. “We nee...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:15 am

Despite the hype, Trump’s tax plan is windfall for 1 percent

 Listening to Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s stump speech about taxes, I was intrigued that his official tax plan might break new ground.  I had hoped that ca...
Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 10:13 am

One word: Fuhgeddaboudit

The pratfall is always best when Lucy holds the football just a smidgeon longer than she did before, and the Cubs will, unquestionably, end up on their backsides by the time this is over....
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:22 am

Has the governor taken the wrong guy hostage?

 Trust me, readers, I am no more eager to write another column about the closing of the Illinois State Museum than you are to read it. I have been moved to do it because the most important aspect...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:21 am
 We’ve got a new darling in the GOP presidential race: Carly Fiorina!Being the darling du jour, however, can be dicey – just ask Rick Perry and Scott Walker, two former darlings who are now o...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:20 am
 Last year, gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner pledged to “crack down on waste” in government in order to save taxpayers over $140 million. He also vowed to cut $500 million from the Illino...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:19 am
FROM A 10-YEAR-OLDI am writing here today to talk about the Illinois State Museum closing. I am writing on behalf of myself, my family and the people of Illinois. It is unfair to the people to close d...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:18 am
 In 1986 there were already structural problems with the big new Helmut Jahn-designed state office building in Chicago, opened just a year before. That’s when Adlai Stevenson III, the Democrati...


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