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  • How a bishop moved Lincoln, and saved 265 Dakota Indians

    The Founding Fathers had good reasons for explicitly barring government from inserting itself into matters of religion. But nothing in the Constitution forbids a president from consulting with clerics, and meetings between presidents and religious figures...
  • Q&A With Voya Financial CEO Rodney Martin

     Q&A With Voya Financial CEO Rodney Martin
    — Voya Financial Chairman and CEO Rodney O. Martin Jr. came to the company in 2011 at a critical time, just as it was about to separate from its former Dutch parent, ING Groep N.V., and venture out on its own. The separation required a rebranding,...
  • Bruce Rauner: Phase out income tax hike, widen sales tax

    Bruce Rauner: Phase out income tax hike, widen sales tax
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner issued his most expansive plan yet to deal with Illinois' finances, proposing Thursday to phase out the state's 2011 income tax hike, broaden the state sales tax to include some services and freeze local property...
  • African American Museum director Charmaine Jefferson steps down

    African American Museum director Charmaine Jefferson steps down
    Charmaine Jefferson is resigning after 11 years as executive director of the California African American Museum in Exposition Park, to focus on an arts consulting business attuned to audience-building and education. Jefferson, 60, said Friday is her...
  • Hundreds of fatigued Syrian rebels give up the fight

    Hundreds of fatigued Syrian rebels give up the fight
    For two years, Emad Fa'aas was a devoted rebel fighter. In the early days when Syrian rebels took up arms against the government of President Bashar Assad, he joined other fighters in attacking military checkpoints, sometimes traveling to neighboring...
  • The carbon taxes we're already paying

    The carbon taxes we're already paying
    In June, a decades-long open secret hit the media like a typhoon: Climate change is the fundamental economic challenge of our time. The bipartisan troika of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, hedge fund mogul Tom Steyer and former Treasury...
  • Pennsylvania voters have power to save themselves

    Pennsylvania voters have power to save themselves
    I started my last column about state government with a joke. Today, I'll begin with an allegory. I confess that I stole this idea from a church sermon I heard years ago and that has stuck with me. While its spiritual point should be clear, I'll be...
  • How to fix Malaysia's credibility gap

    How to fix Malaysia's credibility gap
    There's nothing funny about Malaysia Airlines losing two Boeing 777s and more than 500 lives in the space of four months. That hasn't kept the humor mills from churning out dark humor and lighting up cyberspace. Actor Jason Biggs, for example, got in...
  • Too many governments? Downstate has the biggest share

     Too many governments? Downstate has the biggest share
    Few places in Illinois vote more reliably Republican than Iroquois County, home to 1,120 square miles of mostly corn and soybean fields, 28,982 residents and, according to state records, 218 distinct units of government — one for every 133...
  • Ukraine charges anti-aircraft systems moved to Russia

    Three Buk missile systems have made their way from eastern Ukraine across the border into Russia, Ukrainian officials said Saturday, including one lacking the missile they believe brought down a Malaysia Airlines jet the day before. Officials also...
  • Durban Festival: Rehad Desai Gives 'Miners' a Voice

    The son of a celebrated leader of South Africa's anti-apartheid movement, helmer Rehad Desai has protest in his blood. His first doc, released in 2004, was the Cannes selection "Born Into Struggle," and he's spent much of the past decade examining the...