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Editor's Note
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 12:00 am
J.B. Pritzker may not even know that he isn’t well known in the capital city. What most of us know is that he’s a rich, heavyset Chicago guy who isn’t Bruce Rauner. It would be nice – when the
Editor's Note
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 12:00 am
 Aside from the defeat of Gov. Bruce Rauner, the most exciting election result here was approval – by a wide margin – of a one-cent countywide sales tax increase for school buildings. The tax
Editor's Note
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 12:00 am
The only campaign excitement we’ve seen around here is generated by Betsy Dirksen Londrigan, who is smart, energetic, practical and new. In her uphill battle to unseat Republican Congressman Rodney
Editor's Note
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 12:00 am
Last week we said farewell to Scott Faingold, Illinois Times staff writer who has been with us full time for the past five years, covering arts, culture and business. He has accepted a full-time teach
Editor's Note
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 12:00 am
This needs to be a country that does not go crazy over editorial cartoons. That happens elsewhere, where free speech is not so well understood, or so deeply ingrained as a defining value. Chris Britt,
Editor's Note
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 12:00 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
Editor's Note
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 12:00 am
 Some of us are trying to build a constituency for historic preservation while working to assemble a coalition that will come together to save historic buildings. Too often preservationists don�
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 12:00 am

A century of compassion collides with the state of Illinois

 The last nursing home resident left Pleasant Hill Village in Girard last week, almost 112 years after the first ones arrived at “The Home for the Homeless,” a beautiful large brick facility
Editor's Note
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 12:00 am
A praying mantis is doing his praying on my office window just now, a reminder that fresh opportunity comes around with each back-to-school season, with each election campaign, with each guilty verdic


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