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Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 12:17 am

Politics, the Y block and puppies

 Last week’s forums for aldermanic candidates sponsored by Inner City Older Neighborhoods were equally bemusing, informative and maddening. Ward 1 Ald. Chuck “MIA” Redpath was the only incu...
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 12:17 am

An open letter to the attorney general

Dear Kwame,I was there when you were sworn in. I saw you applaud when Comptroller Susana Mendoza called Secretary of State Jesse White the greatest politician in Illinois history.White told me to go a...
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 12:17 am

Prosecutors seek title to backhoe

 Mike Eyer of Jacksonville dug himself a legal hole in the spring of 2017, when he started driving his backhoe home.It began, Eyer recalls, when he got a call from a friend: I’ve got some concr...
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 12:35 am

Gettysburg Address journey was a trip

 Glenn Beck’s been down on his luck.The talk show personality with bluster – he’s called Barack Obama a racist and said that relatives of 9/11 victims complain too much –has been laying o...
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 12:18 am

Democrats behaving badly

 Here’s an idea for an amendment to the state constitution: Require that governors and other statewide officeholders be sworn in on the steps of the Capitol, outside, in January, where everyone...
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019 12:15 am

?-Jan. 2, 2019

When Peanut was acquired from the Animal Protective League nearly 11 years ago, she had no name.We didn’t know her age. The vet thought three. She seemed to have a bit of puppy in her. She’d fetch...
Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 12:19 am

Sewer district pays well

 Daniel Mills, son of U.S. District Court Judge Richard Mills, lost his license to practice law in 2009, three years after he was walked out of the state’s attorney’s office where he’d work...
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 12:17 am

We’ve got you covered

 Christmas is upon us, and who knows where the time went?As is often the case, there are, again, more folks in need of presents than time to shop. Just figuring out what to get everyone is more t...
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 12:17 am

Pritzker tackles taxes

 The legislature convenes next month, and so Shiny Balloon Season is nearly upon us.As any first-year law school student knows, shiny balloons are pretty but insubstantial things floated to distr...
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 12:22 am

Bishop releases list of abusers

 I wonder about Virginia Galloway.In 2004, she sued the Diocese of Springfield, alleging an awful thing. In the late 1960s, when she was 10 years old, she said that the Rev. Richard Niebrugge too...


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