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Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:25 am

Why should public schools train private workers?

 The memory of it lingers after 50 years. Lunchtimes when I was a student in District 186 schools meant mock pizza pie. While that dish was an awful eating experience, it was a valuable learning...
Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:24 am
Surprisingly, this week’s prize for “Stupidest Political Comment in the Presidential Race” doesn’t go to Donnie Trump or Ted Cruz.Rather, the honor goes to the clueless cognoscenti of conventi...
Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:23 am
Theresa Mah (D-Chicago) was never given much of a chance at winning the 2nd House District Democratic primary race on March 15 against a well-known political name who had a huge demographic advantage....
Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:22 am
 RAIL RELOCATION PROBLEMSHere are some of the problems with the agreement between the city and the Illinois Department of Transportation regarding relocating rail traffic off the Third Street tra...
Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:21 am
One after one they came to the Springfield stage as their names were called, 20 who had spent long years in prison for crimes they didn’t commit. Altogether this group of exonerees from around the c...
Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:20 am
Before McDonalds came to town after the Second World War, in the late ’40s and the ’50s, we ate differently than today. In fact we got our food in different ways.At my grandparents’ farm in Mena...
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:22 am

Another plan to tax income by ability to pay

 Everyone who cares enough to have an opinion agrees that revenue is at the heart of the State of Illinois’ present distress. Some say that’s because the state doesn’t raise enough of it, o...
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:21 am
 It’s always educational to observe the behavior of wildlife in their natural habitat. For example, we learn that there’s nothing more vicious than a wild animal that’s cornered. I would ad...
Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:20 am
 A blog post appears to have helped at least temporarily break the long stalemate at the Illinois Statehouse.Rep. Mike Fortner (R-West Chicago) wrote up a story and I posted it on my blog (http:/...

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