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Illinois Governor Hits the Ground Stumbling PDF Print E-mail
Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 18 February 2003 18:00
Just one month into his term as governor, Rod Blagojevich has already alienated legislators and other politicians who should be completely in his corner. Last Tuesday, a group of 20 elected African-American officials from Chicago’s west side, including U.

 
Letter-Writer Should Check Facts PDF Print E-mail
Letters to the Editor
Tuesday, 18 February 2003 18:00
I am writing in reference to a letter recently posted in The Reader entitled “Will War Make Us Safer?” by Cathy Bolkcom. (See Issue 411, February 5-11, 2003.) Ms. Bolkcom, have you been stuck in a box in someone’s basement for the last 60 years? Or do you not bother to check facts before you spout off random opinions to look smart? As an American citizen, you have the right of speech and the right to voice your opinion.

 
Online Exclusive: Illinois Senate Democrats Unleash Pent-Up Liberal Legislation PDF Print E-mail
Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 11 February 2003 18:00
Ten years in the minority often frustrated the Illinois Senate Democrats to no end. They would sponsor bills that had passed the House with huge bipartisan majorities – and often with significant public support – only to watch them quietly die in the Senate Rules Committee, which was controlled with an iron fist by the Republicans.

 
Al Stafne (1917-2003) PDF Print E-mail
Editorials
Tuesday, 11 February 2003 18:00

When the loss of someone dear occurs, I can’t help but stop and reflect on how the measure of our lives is mostly defined by those unique and special humans that we love and are loved by. I find that the greatest blessings God bestows are the significant relationships that we enjoy throughout our lives.

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Am I a Cloutless Wonder? PDF Print E-mail
Illinois Politics
Tuesday, 04 February 2003 18:00
Every now and then it might be healthy for a reporter/columnist to get slammed in the media and have his motives and integrity questioned. It could be a humbling experience for those of us who make our livings routinely and cynically questioning the motives and integrity of others.

 
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