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Thursday, June 1, 2017 12:12 am
 I’ve had a number of conversations recently that convince me our country is divided into two political camps separated by a deep and uncomfortably wide gap. No, I’m not talking about liberal...
Thursday, May 25, 2017 12:33 am

The latest Y block plans are revealed

 You know how it goes. A rich family buys an old place in a once-posh neighborhood and starts to fix it up. They’re worried that plans for multi-family apartments in the empty lot across the st...
Thursday, May 25, 2017 12:32 am
 Anti-immigrant eruptions are older than the U.S. itself, and they’ve flared up periodically throughout our history, targeting the Irish, French, Italians and Chinese, among others. Even Donald...
Thursday, May 25, 2017 12:30 am
 Democrats have been privately grumbling for a while now that Gov. Bruce Rauner isn’t truly interested in good faith negotiations on a balanced budget with economic reforms to end the two-and-a...
Thursday, May 25, 2017 12:29 am
FOOD WEEK FANI again wanted to extend my appreciation to Illinois Times, participating restaurants and sponsors for another great 217 Food Week. In addition, the sponsors who provided the prize packag...
Thursday, May 25, 2017 12:28 am
It doesn’t help much for Illinois editorialists to get angry, bang the table and shout “Unacceptable” about the Statehouse budget impasse, or “Enough,” as they did a year ago. The neutral, b...
Thursday, May 18, 2017 12:21 am

Illinois’ nature was shaped by people – and vice versa

 In 2013, a too-small audience gathered on the U of I main campus to listen to the first of a series of lectures offered by the Prairie Research Institute, as our state’s scientific surveys are...

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