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Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 12:01 am
As you probably know by now, the U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago has agreed to drop all felony charges against Illinois state Rep. LaShawn Ford, D-Chicago, and has charged him instead with a simpl...
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 12:01 am

Computer tampering case resolved, but questions remain about public grants

 Computer tampering charges have been dropped against a defendant in a bizarre court case involving supposed computer hacking at a defunct Illinois nonprofit. Still, millions of dollars in state...
Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 12:01 am
It was the lodestone of my childhood summers. The Illinois State Fair was something I looked forward to almost as soon as the previous year’s fair ended. But after our annual Fourth of July picnic,...
Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:01 am
 Are there any sights, sounds and smells more evocative of a Midwest summer than those of fresh corn on the cob waiting to be shucked? The leaves are still crisp and green; the aroma’s corny an...
Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:01 am

Cost and access to relief questioned

 Illinoisans want their medical marijuana sooner, cheaper and with fewer restrictions.At a May 21 public hearing in Springfield, several speakers asked the state to speed up the program’s imple...
Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:01 am

George Lucas wants to improve young Chicagoans

 Toymaker George Lucas is thinking about buying Chicago a museum to house his personal collection of early 20th century soft-core and magazine cover art by the likes of Maxfield Parrish and Norma...
Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:01 am
 Wow, what a month of May music coming up. Yessiree, there’s no maybe about it; we are in for a blast of interesting and exciting music moments in the next several weeks. That then leads right...
Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:01 am

Tower of Refuge gets parolees on the right path

 Before he was even 12, Lorenzo Louden had shot a man and slept with two prostitutes. Growing up so early, it’s no wonder he preferred gang life to school and eventually wound up in prison.Now...
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:01 am
 “The Art of Hand-Tossed Pizza! The All New Hand-Tossed Pizza! Pizza Will Never Be the Same!” –Slogans from a national pizza chain’s newest ad campaignI thought of those slogans as I was...
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 12:01 am
 Consider the olive. The olive tree has been cultivated for more than 5,000 years, starting in the eastern Mediterranean. Trees can live and bear fruit for as long as 1,000 years. The Greek word...

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