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Thursday, July 5, 2018 12:20 am

After the Supreme Court ruling, a message to my fellow former fair-sharers

 Two very nice union representatives knocked on my door last week. Anticipating an unfavorable ruling in Janus v. AFSCME, they asked me, a “fair share” state employee, to join the union. I di...
Thursday, June 7, 2018 12:20 am
 Watching the debate on the Equal Rights Amendment last week in the Illinois House was a true case of déjà vu. Some 40 years ago, I was covering similar debates in the General Assembly as a you...
Thursday, March 22, 2018 12:19 am

The do-nothing option

Having recently returned from south of the border, I’ve found that there is a lot we can learn from Mexico.The president wants to build a wall to keep out myriad deviants who would destroy our way o...
Thursday, March 8, 2018 12:20 am
Former Springfield cop Samuel Rosario might become a defendant in a new court established to handle charges against veterans.The Seventh Judicial Circuit on Monday got Supreme Court clearance to set u...
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 12:18 am
 Somewhere over Colorado, a flight attendant drew the line.“Sir,” she told me, not unpleasantly. “Your dog must be in your lap or on the floor.”Snoring atop a computer satchel placed on t...
Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 12:21 am
 I first heard the rumors a few years ago, when beggars bearing cardboard signs began showing up on street corners throughout the city, about the time the cops started cracking down on downtown p...
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 12:22 am

Rauner fights back, with some help

Football fans have seen amazing things in recent weeks.Coach installs a freshman as quarterback in the second half and Alabama wins the national championship in overtime. With no time on the clock, th...
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 12:08 am

AG no help when government hides

 Remember Candace Wanzo?She’s the secretary of state employee who was escorted from her office last May and remains both under investigation and on the payroll at the rate of $7,278 per month w...
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 12:07 am

Sometimes, they’re different things

 To say that Springfield is going ga-ga over a comprehensive plan would be an exaggeration in more ways than one.Peppered with quotes from Myron H. West, a planner who helped author the city’s...
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 12:08 am

But Langfelder opposes welcoming resolution

 Where elected officials live has a lot to do with what they say.In California, the mayor of Salinas, along with the United Farm Workers and immigrant groups, opposed a welcoming city resolution...

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