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Thursday, June 24, 2010 01:40 am

State fiscal irresponsibility will have devastating effects

For the second consecutive year, the Illinois General Assembly has confronted the state fiscal crisis by “passing the buck.” Last month, the legislature passed a General Funds budget for f...
Thursday, June 17, 2010 01:58 am

Congressman Phil Hare responds to Bobby Schiling

Bobby Schilling’s June 3 op-ed “Cutting taxes creates jobs” is rife with so many mistakes and distortions I don’t even know where to begin. Mr. Schilling asserts that there are...
Thursday, June 10, 2010 10:01 pm

On the eve of the World Cup, reflections on a game that brings the world here

I’m one of 2.5 billion (that’s with a “b”) people who will be watching an upcoming quadrennial event on TV with great anticipation. The top 32 national teams of the world will ...
Thursday, June 3, 2010 05:23 pm
It takes a lot of nerve to take credit for something you didn’t do. It takes a politician to take credit for something that hasn’t even happened.My opponent, U. S. Rep. Phil Hare, is curre...
Thursday, May 27, 2010 01:58 pm

One soldier’s story on the eve of the Korean War 60th anniversary

“Freedom is not free” writes William W. (Bill) Smith of Quincy whenever he signs his book, A Moment in Time. Bill speaks with considerable authority on the subject of freedom, having spent...
Thursday, May 20, 2010 10:16 pm
A special event will take place in Springfield on Monday, May 24, when exoneree Rolando Cruz comes to Springfield to recognize those who helped free him almost 15 years ago.In 1983, 10-year-old Jeanin...
Thursday, May 13, 2010 11:39 am

Still, many women don’t have access

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the approval of the birth control pill by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1960. As even golden anniversaries go, this is a big one. The pill, which wa...
Thursday, May 6, 2010 01:30 pm
For the third consecutive legislative session, myopic legislators have introduced illogical, almost surreal rationalizations for why they should repeal one state law that has successfully protected Il...
Thursday, April 29, 2010 07:38 pm
Nuclear power has never lived up to the promises of its backers. Their latest claim — that nuclear energy represents an easy answer to global warming — has as much validity as that old ind...
Thursday, April 22, 2010 11:50 pm
In early May, nearly 20,000 biotechnology industry leaders from around the globe will gather in Chicago to discuss the future of the life sciences sector. The issues addressed at this year’s BIO...


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