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Thursday, July 11, 2019 12:12 am
June 1 of this year was the 98th anniversary of the annihilation of Greenwood, a community in Tulsa, Oklahoma, known as the “Black Wall Street.”  Following the massacre of African-Americans b...
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 12:14 am

The church’s influence has waned

 After being elected to the Illinois legislature in 1936, Richard J. Daley would do the same thing every morning in Springfield.The future mayor of Chicago would kneel and a priest would intone:...
Thursday, June 27, 2019 12:12 am
A few months ago, the federal debt we have accumulated over the past decades crossed the $22 trillion mark. That’s a record. And it’s surely not going to be the last.According to Congressional Bud...
Thursday, June 13, 2019 12:22 am
Democratic Gov. J. B. Pritzker and the legislature have gambled on a new direction for Illinois. The dramatic new course seeks to turn our state from a government mired in conflict, impasse and perenn...
Thursday, June 6, 2019 12:10 am
 I am lucky enough these days to be in regular touch with young people – students – who are interested in public service. I find hope in their quality, energy and motivation, and they press m...
Thursday, May 30, 2019 03:12 am
There is a way forward with criminal justice: examine what works, and strengthen it; examine what doesn’t work, and change it. Law enforcement and the community share the responsibility and share th...
Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:17 am
 Parkinson’s is a label that has been attached to me for nine years. The only positive was that it explained slight oddities I detected in my walking and fine motor skills during the previous t...
Thursday, May 16, 2019 12:13 am
 Gov. J.B. Pritzker could immediately raise billions of new tax dollars by simply taxing Illinois gambling at the average rates of other states. Duped Illinois legislators have shortchanged pensi...


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