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Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009 12:00 am

Even good causes involve legal clauses

For most worker bees, the annual on-the-job charity drive means a chance to make a painless payroll-deduction pledge to a worthy cause and then celebrate with a pizza party in the company
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009 12:00 am

Quinn didn’t like Trent’s 2004 gag order

The installment of Pat Quinn as governor may give new meaning to the old phrase “changing of the guard.” For starters, Quinn prefers the minimalist approach to security —
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009 12:00 am
In February 2006, a resident of Howe Developmental Center died from having a pap smear. For most women, such a test is somewhat uncomfortable. For this woman — blind, profoundly retarded, non-v
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009 12:00 am

Why Lisa Madigan leads the political pack

“So how was the inauguration?” If you had asked Lisa Madigan that casual question on Barack Obama’s third day in office, you would’ve been treated to a 15-minute rha
Dusty Rhodes: Fresh Ink
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009 12:00 am

Reporting a scandal is complicated by the fact that he cares

Years ago, when I was new in town and causing trouble, Rich Miller phoned me, out of the blue, and invited me to lunch. As I recall, he gave me something like 15 minutes notice to show up
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008 12:00 am

Too late for rape victim, but family welcomes award

On July 3, 1994, Lisa Weisser was raped by another patient at McFarland Mental Health Center in Springfield. That fact has never been in dispute: the rapist, Bryan K. Noel, pleaded guilty to sexual


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