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Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:19 am
Question: If you inject a stream of raw ignorance into a vat of gaseous arrogance, then jolt the mixture with 1,000 megawatts of malevolence ... what does it produce? Answer: Donald Trump’s executiv...
Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:18 am
If you ask anyone at the Statehouse about House Speaker Michael Madigan’s former chief of staff Tim Mapes, they’ll all say he “made the trains run on time.”Mapes made sure everything got done...
Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:17 am
 EDGAR NO FISCAL ANGELIn response to “Back to the backlog,” (Daniel C. Vock, Illinois Times, June 7): Saying that Illinois’ “downward slide” began with George Ryan is a little like sayi...
Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:16 am
It is tempting to applaud President Trump for ignoring diplomatic niceties in order to engage the North Korean leader in an effort at peacemaking. Just go talk to the guy, what can it hurt? We can hop...
Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:15 am
Every so often, I jot down a list of the things that discourage me about our country. There’s the widespread disregard for our core values of tolerance and mutual respect, for instance. Our declinin...
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, June 7, 2018 12:18 am
 Some extremely rich fellows who’ve been hiding behind the tree to avoid taxation for years are the global financial speculators engaged in the high-rolling, computer-driven, fast-buck, multi-t...
Thursday, June 7, 2018 12:17 am
Pointing out the holes in Maryann Loncar’s allegations against Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie) is like shooting fish in a barrel. But it doesn’t necessarily mean that absolutely everything she said was u...
Thursday, June 7, 2018 12:16 am
 GNAT NIGHTMAREIn response to “Tiny insects, big annoyance” (Karen Ackerman Witter, Illinois Times, May 31): Factor in the increasingly mild winters due to climate change, and every spring is...
Thursday, June 7, 2018 12:14 am

Township board asks the wrong question.

 Advisory referendums are good for our democracy, but only if the right question is asked. For years people have talked about the inefficiency and absurdity of two different governments serving t...

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