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  • Talk of the County: Hire Mike Springs as next Waukegan hoops coach

    Talk of the County: Hire Mike Springs as next Waukegan hoops coach
    Editor's note: Talk of the County is a reader-generated column of opinions. If you see something you disagree with or think is incorrect, please tell us. Call us at 312-222-4554 or email talkofthecounty@tribpub.com. For a continuously updating blog of...
  • First lady hosts Girl Scout campout on White House lawn

    First lady hosts Girl Scout campout on White House lawn
    Some lucky Girl Scouts were set for the ultimate camping experience Tuesday: an overnight in tents pitched on the White House South Lawn. Until late-night rain and thunder washed out the campout. It was the first time that one of the country's most...
  • Free at last: The liberation of Barack Obama

    Rarely, if ever, in American history has a president spoken more personally, emotionally or candidly than Barack Obama these past three weeks. Almost as though he had experienced a religious conversion, the president decided to be himself, to show who...
  • Why Hillary's great, 'even though she's a girl'

    On the way to Legoland, the theme park in California, my 4-year-old son sent a wave of horror through this liberal father when he described the heroine of "The Lego Movie" by saying, "She's really good at fighting and getting bad guys, even though she's a...
  • Just how green are state governments?

    WASHINGTON When President Barack Obama this spring ordered federal agencies to cut their greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade to 40 percent below 2008 levels the concept was hardly novel to state governments. For years, governors and legislatures...
  • Noah Feldman: Supreme Court reaches the end of a political era

    The end of this term at the U.S. Supreme Court felt like the culmination of an era or rather of two eras. Periods in the history of the court tend to form in relation to the great, defining political issues of the day, which eventually make their way to...
  • Obama expected to tout health law, not Insure Tennessee

    President Barack Obama's visit to Nashville on Wednesday to tout his health care law is getting mixed reactions from those on both sides of a failed plan to expand Medicaid in Tennessee. A week after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld subsidies underpinning...
  • Clinton on track to raise $45 million to build campaign juggernaut

    Clinton on track to raise $45 million to build campaign juggernaut
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is on track to raise a record $45 million in contributions during her first quarter as a 2016 presidential candidate, building a formidable campaign fund that further solidifies her position as the prohibitive Democratic front-...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Eurozone ministers to weigh latest Greek proposal as pensioners queue for hours to get cash Crowds of anxious elderly Greeks thronged banks for hours from before dawn Wednesday, struggling to be allowed to withdraw their maximum of 120 euros ($134) for...
  • Speak out: 'The Confederate flag has nothing to do with racism'

    Speak out: 'The Confederate flag has nothing to do with racism'
    Editor's Note: Speak Out is a reader-generated column of opinions. If you see something you disagree with or think is incorrect, please tell us! Call us at 312-222-2460. Fighting for the flag: It's really aggravating when see history being manipulated...
  • The GOP's Supreme Court blues

    WASHINGTON -- The sudden breakdown of the conservative majority bloc on the Supreme Court in its two critical rulings on Obamacare and same-sex marriage has thrown the large field of 2016 Republican presidential aspirants for a loop. The votes of Chief...