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Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:21 am

Jari the gibbon raises old questions about zoos

Who would be a gibbon? Or, more to my present point, who would be a gibbon in a zoo? We learned this week about poor Jari, a 3-year-old gibbon at the Henson Robinson Zoo. She came into this world in a...
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:20 am
Of all the economic pain in America that Washington ought to be relieving, what group would you choose as the top priority?Public opinion surveys consistently reveal that the great majority of us say...
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:19 am
You may have read a news story or two about the latest blistering report from New York-based S&P Global Ratings about Illinois’ fiscal and economic woes.But it’s far more brutal than anything...
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:18 am
 JUST ANOTHER TAXTo Dick McLane (“Letters,” Feb. 2, Illinois Times): I believe this (the Beverage Tax Act) is just another tax. Where the dollars go is unknown but the goal is to make it fair...
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:17 am
In Chicago and around the country, local governments are learning, slowly but surely, that information belongs to the people, not just to police and prosecutors, and that transparency builds trust. Th...
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:16 am
As a country, we make a habit of looking forward, not backward. But I’m going to ask you to turn your attention back a few weeks, to Barack Obama’s Jan. 10 farewell address to the American people....
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 03:53 pm

Trump's place in presidential history

The end game, now, seems clear. After a bit more polling and watching CNN and letting the man in the White House just keep going, Republicans in Congress likely will take the easy way out and a...
Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 03:41 pm

Release the tape

Illinois Times has sued the city of Springfield for refusing to release video footage documenting the fatal shooting of a mentally ill man last month by a city police officer. In refusing to tur...
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:23 am

How might struggling toy towns like Jerome survive?

 I hear that Jerome had to lay off its police chief. What, you didn’t know that Jerome had a police chief? Or that Jerome had a police department? Or that Jerome needed a police department? The...
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:22 am
Who are we?Are we the great America of courage, spunk, openness, inclusion, opportunity and democratic promise – as expressed in the Declaration of Independence, the Preamble to the Constitution, Li...

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