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In the past five months, Congress has responded to the coronavirus public health crisis with several emergency relief measures, including stimulus checks sent to individuals and households, payroll … more
“More importantly,” the freshman suburban Democrat said, “I had to look at my daughters and remind them what it means to do what’s right.” Costa Howard said she didn’t take a poll … more
The recent admission by behemoth electric utility Commonwealth Edison that it repeatedly bribed minions of Illinois House speaker Mike Madigan for years (of course, Madigan knew nothing about all … more
I am hearing a worried buzz about our republic not holding together, something I have never in my long life encountered before. Some (many?) on the “left” worry about President Trump calling the … more
To the citizens of Lawrence County, and in particular to all active registered voters, I have submitted this letter to the editor. Last week, many of you received an application for a vote by … more
The calls were mostly brief and to the point, recipients said. House Speaker Michael Madigan just wanted to know where his members stood last week after two of his members demanded he step aside as … more
Wear a mask. Illinois made great strides fighting COVID-19, but it will take sustained effort and discipline to keep the virus under control. Illinois doctors are asking everyone to take two … more
As one who scribbles largely about things Illinois, I feel almost obligated to observe on the bombshell (certainly for the small fraternity that follows Illinois politics) news that utility ComEd has … more
However, we know this past semester did and will have an impact on our students. Many children were without access to the tools they needed to learn effectively during remote learning. This was … more
And, yet, Madigan himself was not charged, although he was finally served with federal subpoenas the same day ComEd’s “deferred prosecution agreement” with the feds was announced. If it … more
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