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Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 12:01 am
War is hell.Major General Harold Greene could certainly tell you all about that – but, sadly, he’s dead. On Aug. 5, General Green became the highest-ranking American soldier to die in our unfathom...
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 12:01 am
Some recent Chicago Tribune poll results appear to indicate that support for raising the minimum wage in the state’s largest city may be enough to increase voter turnout for a nonbinding November ba...
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 12:01 am

Big words and the search for meaning

I was reading the other evening, which is what I do when I can’t read during the day. My choice this night was a detective novel written by Englishman Bruce Montgomery as Edmund Crispin. Montgomery�...
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 12:01 am
 JUDGING CHARACTERMike Lang reported in Illinois Times on various “Conversations on race” (see “Diverse faith groups talk about race,” June 12) that have been initiated by clergy and cong...
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 12:01 am
 Ah, August – that time of year when the going gets tough ... and Congress gets going.On vacation that is. And, to be fair, maybe Congress needs a vacation. All the stress of not passing laws a...
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 12:01 am
 I’m not sure why, but the surprise appearance by former Gov. Jim Edgar at the Illinois State Fair’s Republican Day last week didn’t generate much media coverage. Despite the fact that Edga...
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 12:01 am

Too many Illinoisans don’t know how to behave on the road

 There is no traffic situation so bad that drivers can’t make it worse, as I was reminded while driving on I-55 recently. Work on the Des Plaines River bridge required rerouting traffic onto on...

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