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  • Congress adheres to Constitution only when it wants to

    Now that the debt limit crisis has been kicked down the road for another month or so, we need to consider its lasting impact on our Constitution. For the first time, many members of Congress blithely ignored the clear language of the 14th Amendment...
  • Durbin endorses Duckworth, takes shot at Republicans' anti-tax pledge

    Durbin endorses Duckworth, takes shot at Republicans' anti-tax pledge
    U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Monday he remains optimistic a bipartisan congressional panel of lawmakers can come up with a new round of deficit reduction plans if Republicans realize their “oath is to the Constitution” and not to an anti-tax...
  • Judge hears arguments in Catholic Charities case

    Judge hears arguments in Catholic Charities case
    SPRINGFIELD -- A Sangamon County judge heard oral arguments today from lawyers representing four Catholic Charities agencies who urged him to prevent the state from severing a partnership that has provided publicly funded foster care and adoption services...
  • Agenda debate suggests a highly divided City Council

    COSTA MESA — Earlier this month Councilman Eric Bever suggested the city stop lone council members from putting items on the agenda. Doing so, however, would have further isolated Councilwoman Wendy Leece, the only person on the council opposed...
  • Ron Kaye: Don't always go to the party

    Sipping iced coffee in the Black Cow Café in Montrose on Friday with Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, I found myself suspending my disbelief, putting aside my deep cynicism as a newspaperman and feeling like I was in the company of a politician actually...
  • Archbishop O'Brien has a right to try to influence public policy

    In his letter to The Sun printed Aug. 18 ("O'Malley correct on church-state separation"), Arnold Paskoff suggests there should be "no representation without taxation." This implies that he thinks Archbishop Edwin O'Brien pays no taxes. I believe this is...
  • Ocean City artist sues town

    Ocean City artist sues town
    Spray-paint artist Mark Chase typically spends his summers in Ocean City along the boardwalk where he creates sci-fi landscapes in a matter of minutes, spraying and smudging to pulsating music as crowds gather. He earns his living as a showman, taking...
  • State targets more health workers convicted of sex crimes or violence

    State targets more health workers convicted of sex crimes or violence
    The state is moving to rescind the licenses of 37 doctors and other health care workers under a new law that bans from their professions workers convicted of sex crimes or violent acts — even as the measure is challenged in court. All told, 20...
  • Quinn 'disappointed' Madigan attended Boehner fundraiser

    Quinn 'disappointed' Madigan attended Boehner fundraiser
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn said today he was “disappointed” that veteran House Speaker Michael Madigan, the state’s Democratic chairman, attended a fundraiser featuring Republican U.S. House Speaker John Boehner. But Madigan spokesman...
  • State high court overrules voters on judge picks

    State high court overrules voters on judge picks
    The Illinois Supreme Court has repeatedly granted new life to judges after they were rejected by Cook County voters, despite promising to end the questionable practice nearly 20 years ago. A Tribune review found that since 2000, the Supreme Court has...
  • Think Again: Identifying legitimate democracies

    Some news in the last few weeks has demonstrated the fragile nature of our freedoms. As riots in Great Britain spread, on Aug. 11 the British prime minister’s reaction was to begin an assault on freedom of speech and assembly by attempting to ban...