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  • Sugar: One last time Ernie Banks swung and missed

    Sugar: One last time Ernie Banks swung and missed
    The life and death of Ernie Banks is truly instructive on many levels. Universally acclaimed as a perennial optimist with the sunniest disposition, he was the most beloved Cubs player in Chicago. He was the first African-American player for the Cubs, and the first Cub to have his jersey retired in recognition of his achievements on the field during his 19-year-career. He was named Most Valuable Player by the National League early on in his career in back-to-back years, he was named an All-Star in 11 seasons, and he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his first nomination. Banks started his own foundation that raised money to give to charities and received the Presidential Medal of Honor in 2013.
  • Rita sees new hope for casino expansion

    Most gamblers believe that no matter how bad their luck is running, everything can change with the next roll of the dice, turn of the wheel or flip of a card. State Rep. Robert Rita, D-Blue Island, who has been leading the battle to expand casino...

    Budget battle will be more chess match than bullfight

    Budget battle will be more chess match than bullfight
    "This is the starting gun," said state Senate Republican leader Christine Radogno, referring to the budget proposal Gov. Bruce Rauner revealed Wednesday, "not the checkered flag." Actually, it's more like the red cape — an illusion designed to...

    Rauner takes aim at high prison population

    Rauner takes aim at high prison population
    Nothing but praise here for the executive order that Gov. Bruce Rauner issued Wednesday in which he set the goal of reducing the state's prison population by 25 percent within 10 years. Rauner's order establishes the Illinois State Commission on...

    Rauner is lookin' forward but avoidin' the big issues

    Rauner is lookin' forward but avoidin' the big issues
    I ran into my state representative Tuesday evening at a Northwest Side aldermanic forum, and he told me he was catching the 7 a.m. train to Springfield on Wednesday so he could attend Gov. Bruce Rauner's first State of the State address. I channeled...