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Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010 03:55 pm
Have you ever wondered why the Illinois House of Representatives has never had a vote on common-sense proposals such as allowing voters to recall state public officials or a measure that would restric...
Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010 03:23 pm

Courts escape accountability through inferred exemption

For reporters, the Illinois Freedom of Information Act is both a helpful tool and a stumbling block. It grants access to governmental records and allows the public to hold accountable those who run ou...
Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010 09:54 am
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor is disturbed by research showing our nation’s high schools are failing their students when it comes to instilling in them an apprecia...
Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 07:57 pm
 “It is well that war is so terrible – otherwise we would grow too fond of it.” (General Robert E. Lee, statement at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862)Whether we as a ...
Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010 09:20 am
Let’s be candid. If you identify yourself as a conservative, your first inclination will probably be to vote for Republican candidate Bill Brady in the Illinois governor’s race. I understa...
Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010 01:03 am
When you’re competing against the clock for the Grand Prize, you may not win, but at least you’re entitled to your previous winnings.Not so with the Equal Rights Amendment. Congress gave w...
Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010 01:02 am
Jonathan Safran Foer’s book Eating Animals went viral on the Illinois College campus early in 2010. At least eight faculty members read it, and many others read about it. A Spanish professor pau...
Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010 08:20 pm
Back to school means seeing friends, catching up and wearing new clothes, which is fun and exciting for kids. But for parents, back-to-school shopping, planning and scheduling can be stressful. If you...
Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010 01:02 am
Affordable family fun. Like many American families in this economy, that’s what we were looking for this summer. Little did I expect that our journey would begin in our 9-year-old son’s cl...

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