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Invest in early childhood workforce through baccalaureate program

By Bela Moté
| April 19, 2021

Illinois has a major shortage in its early childhood education workforce. While this shortage has be...

As Chicagoans try to traverse downstate...

April 19, 2021

FLICK LITE: Our April listings, as offered by the readers and your own resident Lite Boy: Most inter...

Difficult debate ahead on Chicago board

April 19, 2021

Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Lightford really has her work cut out for her if she wants to forge ...

Proposed tax increases assures no economic recovery in Illinois

April 15, 2021

The economic cost of Gov. Pritzker’s lockdown strategy during the pandemic will be felt for a long t...

Broken legislative system forgets about residents, crime victims

By Patrick Kenneally
| April 15, 2021

I was one of the likely three people who actually watched the show hearings in the Illinois House du...

Changes to police should be applied to politicians

April 15, 2021

There have been many moves recently to change the way policing is done. Primarily due to incidents o...

We will all feel the lumber price hike

April 12, 2021

178% - That’s the price increase for lumber since this time last year. I’m a carpenter since 2x4’s ...

Our ‘spring’ of being vaxxed

April 12, 2021

The first snow of winter always falls gently, a scenic blanket of white and Christmas card covers, a...

Why Michael Madigan hasn’t yet been indicted

April 12, 2021

Friends ask: “Why hasn’t Mike Madigan been indicted yet? After all, he has been under investigation ...

With proper patent protection, vaccines offer plenty of promise

By Ross Marchand
| April 8, 2021

Since the start of the pandemic, leading drug makers such as Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johns...

Biden confuses a victory with a mandate

By William Haupt III
| April 8, 2021

One of the most abused and misused terms by a recently elected president and his party is “a mandate...

It is time to “get in the game”

April 8, 2021

Now that the spring session of the Illinois General Assembly is underway and there have been literal...

State wheat crop developing

By Randy Harrison
| April 6, 2021

Illinois’ winter wheat crop has begun the maturing process.According to the U.S. Department of Agric...

Illinois social services a Wizard of Oz maze in need of navigation ‘coaches’

April 1, 2021

I was a state agency director on three occasions back in the day, yet I don’t think I could navigate...

FDA needs regulatory review and revamp

By Ross Marchand
| April 1, 2021

It’s not easy to ask federal agencies to regulate — themselves. Despite previously committing to a r...

You are what you eat

By GREGG BONELLI
| April 1, 2021

There are just two ways to look at it; you were born an empty vessel and you are today the sum of yo...

Radical left setting their sights on our Second Amendment rights

By Congresswoman Mary Miller
| March 25, 2021

Nancy Pelosi and her cadre of progressives continue to prove bipartisanship is an unobtainable allus...

New group combines left- and right-leaning scholars in fight for academic freedom

By Tripp Grebe
| March 25, 2021

Whether one is on the right, or the left – or somewhere in between – there’s one topic that often co...

New group combines left- and right-leaning scholars in fight for academic freedom

By Tripp Grebe
| March 25, 2021

Whether one is on the right, or the left – or somewhere in between – there’s one topic that often connects scholars from across the political spectrum: free speech.

Trouble on the horizon

By Gregg Bonelli
| March 25, 2021

I’m just back from a trip to South Carolina to work a weekend at a motorcycle race.   I’ve been officiating at such events for a very long time, and although it is a bit of a chore to drive all night, work long days, and then drive all night to be back home again, its been a part of Spring for me since the 1960’s and I’ll miss it when its over.