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Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 12:25 am

ALPLM won't show controversial hat

A hat that purportedly but not provably belonged to Abraham Lincoln is off the display list at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum pending review of the artifact’s provenance that...
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 12:21 am

The Luddites weren’t all wrong

 Panic hit at the border.For months, my father had prepared for this trip to Canada. At 84, he figured this might be his final return to the country where he had lived for his first three decades...
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 12:20 am
 Gentrification is a function of power, not natural law or economic inevitability. It occurs when wealthy, politically connected interests make decisions in closed-door meetings to take over the...
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 12:19 am
 Gov. Bruce Rauner’s campaign-reset speech last week has been described as “contrite,” a “mea culpa” and even an “apology.”I actually do believe, as Rauner claimed, that he’s “g...
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 12:18 am
REMEMBER THE CENTENNIALAmong other things, the State of Illinois Bicentennial represents a golden opportunity to look back and appreciate the state’s centennial celebration. Events were held through...
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 12:17 am
This week’s cover story by Dusty Rhodes emphasizes one solution to the teacher shortage, but clearly many solutions are needed. The statewide report, “Strong Teachers, Strong Classrooms,” by the...
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 12:16 am
 “Do most women wait 40 years to claim someone tried to rape them? Or is that just liberal women?” –A meme posted on my Facebook news feed by a high school friend.When I read those words, I...
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 12:15 am
 Visit the Illinois State Museum on Saturday, Sept. 22 for a fun family event that celebrates the plants and animals of Illinois via games, activities and crafts. Children ages 5 and up are invit...
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 12:13 am
 On Tuesday, Sept. 25, take in a panel discussion regarding the Displaced Persons Act of 1948, an act that directly impacted the ethnic composition of Illinois with the influx of a large Lithuani...
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 12:11 am
 Like most states, Illinois is struggling with a severe teacher shortage. And, also like most states, that shortage is felt most profoundly in the area of special education. There is, however, an...


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