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Standing at the crossroads of those shameful bits of local lingo is one man: Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan. Madigan’s corruption could no longer be ignored when he was implicated in the … more
By the end of the revolution the French government was bankrupt. Inflation, taxation, lawlessness and unemployment were out of control. The French had lost control of the country, and disruptive … more
I was just watching the news about the upcoming football games and of course the discussion got around to the National Anthem and what else might be played. One of the songs being discussed was … more
In total, 937 entities submitted 4,518 dispensary site applications, so that’s a whole lot of unhappy people, many of whom have friends in the General Assembly. It really doesn’t matter that 13 … more
Registered voters are cautious, to be sure – and a majority are leery of President Trump’s push to open schools – but the fault lines are personal, not partisan. “The American people just … more
Meanwhile, the House and Senate must reconcile a mammoth, $741 billion Defense bill. But with the national credit card maxed out at nearly $27 trillion, lawmakers will need to work together and pass … more
Lonely servicemen returning from the second Great War with a twinkle in their eye quickly made up for lost time. Before long they had seeded a generation that would continue making society a better … more
Since the death of George Floyd on May 25, protests and riots have shaken the country. Tensions escalated further on Aug. 23 after Jacob Blake was shot by police seven times under hotly disputed … more
When considering adopting a dog into your family, many people often think that a cuddly, energetic puppy is the most appealing choice. Though puppies are fun and undeniably cute, the cuteness … more
Gregg Bonelli’s Aug. 22 column has some misinformation, I believe. The present postmaster general has only been in charge for several months. He should not be blamed for its problems. The Postal … more
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