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Yep — apparently Kewanee, too. In a world of carefully-worded directives and formal government announcements, the Central Illinois town of 13,000 one day last week sent out a Twitter post to its … more
But each time they burdened the colonies with new mandates and taxes, they met opposition. The British never thought this melting pot, which included many enlightenment thinkers, would soon tell them … more
Yet, this is not a time for despair. At the Illinois Primary Health Care Association, we are encouraged by small progress made during these challenging times, and the opportunity for real change that … more
All creatures great and small tend to move away from threats and to opportunity. Based on limited research, interviews with students of rural America and anecdotal illustrations, I conclude that the … more
Called “Failed,” the ad heaps criticism on the governor for the toilet scandal, increased gas taxes, increased taxes on cars and allegedly giving a “huge” pay raise “to his politician … more
No need to make politically unpopular decisions, because that state gasoline tax automatically goes up on July 1. Same for lawmakers giving themselves $1,800 raises while being able to claim: “We … more
The feds have raided, questioned, indicted or jailed dozens of Illinois political figures during the past two years. These are the symptoms of the state’s toxic political culture. Public servants … more
Of all our great founders whose ideas he wanted for America, Ronald Reagan quoted the one who was not honored as a founder, Thomas Paine. Although he inspired and unified the colonies with … more
I persist in being hopeful and believing its for the best and while it has a multitude of facets, the one that seems to have bulged out just now is our historical lack of fairness in our treatment of … more
Try as we might, and must, racism is not going to be erased in short order, though I believe significant progress has been made since the 1960s: The percentage of blacks earning college degrees has … more
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