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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
It wasn’t just Illinois Republicans who became hot under the collar last week, when Governor J.B. Pritzker’s stay-at-home order was extended until the end of this month. A lot of us here in … more
Since I was a boy growing up in rural Illinois post-World War II, American agriculture has achieved momentous productivity increases, from about 45 bushels an acre of corn back then to an average of … more
A recent poll shows Illinoisans strongly approve of Gov. JB Pritzker’s handling of the COVID-19 outbreak in Illinois and an even higher number supports his stay at home order. The We Ask … 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
Saturday, June 6, marks the 76th anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of Normandy, France, that launched the United States and its allies on their path to victory in World War II. Many historians … more
A familiar narrative has gained traction in the wake of the oil demand shock brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. According to one pundit, “The inexorable decline of oil has begun.” Reports … more
Most of us are on the record that education is a major civil rights issue of the 21st century. A high-quality education unlocks the door to economic opportunity and stability. We carried that message … more
“We couldn’t call certain witnesses because we couldn’t ask them anything but their name,” explained an attorney who worked on both cases. Last week, the House Republicans informed a … more
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