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Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 01:31 pm
During the real estate bubble, older urban neighborhoods across the nation, from Atlanta to Baltimore to Cleveland to Sacramento and countless communities in between fell victim to a devastating plague of predatory lending and mortgage fraud....
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2009 03:41 pm
Oct. 2 is the deadline for Union Pacific and Illinois Department of Transportation to submit their request for $2.3 billion of federal stimulus funds, which will allow UP to construct an additional rail line to service their new freight distribution center in Joliet, as well as increase the number of passenger trains between St. Louis and Chicago....
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009 10:09 am
Answer: Diagnosis determines treatment.* I’m old enough to remember how much I, like millions of other Johnny Carson fans, looked forward to the visits by Karnack the Magnificent to The Tonight ...
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009 04:35 am
It has taken many years, a lot of hard work, tax dollars and private investor dollars to turn our downtown into a revitalized, vibrant central city brimming with tourists, commerce and nightlife....
Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009 10:11 am
Each year, on Aug. 26, we celebrate Women’s Equality Day to pay tribute to those brave suffragists, like Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Paul and Ida B. Wells Barnett, who led the struggle for Ame...
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009 10:07 am

Budget disaster demands response from us all

Imagine that while you’re on an airplane nearing its destination, the pilot announces that there’s not enough fuel to land safely. The plane could be refueled in mid-air, but the crew won&...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009 06:38 am

What to do when you lose your job

At first you will want to cry. That was my experience each time I heard the “We have to let you go” bomb at 3 o’clock on Friday afternoon. Being laid off is always a shock. Your emot...
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009 03:06 am

Parking is not the answer

For too many aspiring downtown revitalizers, the path to its resurrection and consequent vibrancy is to follow the mantra of car preservation as opposed to building preservation. The illusory necess...
Thursday, July 30, 2009 10:29 pm
I grew up hard-working, and started at the age of 15 to supplement my family’s income when my father became very ill and required surgery. I stopped going to school in order to sustain our fami...

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