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Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:01 am
“Frances Platt, whatever happened to that wonderful mind of yours?”That was Miss Elizabeth’s greeting to my mother after not seeing her for years. The question was asked in a booming voice heard...
Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:01 am
 After Congress came a hair’s breadth from shutting down the Department of Homeland Security a few weeks ago, members of the leadership tried to reassure the American people. “We’re certain...
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:01 am
My family bought our house in 1925. At the time the address was 1207 West Grand Avenue South. During World War II the street name was changed to MacArthur Boulevard. Now, 90 years later, we are gettin...
Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:01 am
 Senate Bill 57 recognizes today’s “modern family” by allocating parenting time and decision-making between both parents (see “Lawmakers move to update divorce, child custody law,” Marc...
Thursday, March 5, 2015 12:01 am
 The film Selma calls us to consider where we stand today and what we are doing as individuals and communities about racial justice.In the past few months a rainbow of people has taken to protest...
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 12:01 am
The planned re-creation of the Lincoln funeral train and reenacting of the funeral ceremonies in Springfield scheduled for May mark a remembrance of a great president and an inspirational world figure...
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:01 am
 The fear of measles and news of the Ebola virus have captured news headlines for many months. These are of course serious news stories and deserve our attention. However, there is one issue that...
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am
The vaccine debate recently hit home to my Facebook circle (so, you know, it must be serious now...). As the arguments flew fast and furious (“The CDC is a giant conspiracy to sell vaccines!” “S...
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:01 am
 With the huge budget hole created by the recent 25 percent tax cut to both Illinois’ personal and corporate income tax rate, lawmakers must make critical decisions about whether to make deep c...

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