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  • John Kass: It's 3 a.m., and Obama's phone is ringing

    As he seeks to rebuild the Russian empire, strongman Vladimir Putin has developed a terribly obnoxious habit. He keeps dragging the Obama White House back to a difficult place. It's called "reality." Putin's military capture of Crimea, a region of...
  • Support Peter Breen

    Thank you for endorsing Peter Breen, Illinois House of Representative Republican candidate for the 48th District, for the March 18 Republican Primary election. ("Tribune endorsements for Illinois House" Editorial, March 4) I heartily shout, "L-O-M-B-A-...
  • Emanuel rips scab off my Soldier Field rehab wounds

     
    I've combined a post from earlier this week with a commentary for my Sunday print column My PDSD — Post-Daley Stress Disorder — is relatively under control. I sometimes cringe involuntarily when inserting my credit card into parking meter...
  • City Council subpoenas insurance records from ride-share firms

    City Council subpoenas insurance records from ride-share firms
    The three major for-profit ride-share companies operating virtually unregulated in Chicago face a Friday deadline to respond to subpoenas calling on them to turn over copies of their insurance policies, which critics contend fail to protect the public....
  • The debate weasel

     
    From the Tribune candidate forum between Republican U.S. Senate primary foes Doug Truax and Jim Oberweis, 2/10/14: Truax: (Oberweis) is actively ducking out of debates with me. And I think if you’re going to be a better candidate this time......
  • Common Sense Predictions, and an `Ike's Law' update

     
    Those who take my political predictions to the bank are wont to come home with empty wallets, but here’s my best-guess list of the winners in 10 key primary races Tuesday. GOP governor: Bruce Rauner GOP U.S. Senate: Doug Truax......
  • Editorial: Endorsements for Illinois Senate and House

    Editorial: Endorsements for Illinois Senate and House
    Are you proud of the state of this state? Happy with the third-highest unemployment rate in the nation? If the status quo meets your needs and wants — for yourself but also for the young people in your life who'll inherit the public debts and...
  • Horse racing

    Illinois Legislators will reconvene in Springfield on Jan. 29 to hear Gov.┬áPat Quinn’s State of the State address. It is imperative that they take the time to pass legislation allowing Advance Deposit Wagering, which allows horse racing fans to...
  • The real costs of gun crimes

    Gun violence is a major social problem in Chicago and other American cities. The Illinois legislature is considering a proposed law that would increase the mandatory minimum prison sentence for having an illegal gun to three years and would require people...
  • Illinois tax breaks for Office Depot stall

    Illinois tax breaks for Office Depot stall
    Office Depot, which recently merged with Illinois-based OfficeMax, was approved for tax breaks by the Illinois Senate that could sway the office-supply company toward a northern headquarters. But the Illinois House adjourned Tuesday, stalling the bill,...
  • Raising Arizona -- Setbacks in the Grand Canyon State suggest Illinois is in a big legal hole

     
    If you think the political battle over pension reform in Illinois was long and tough, just wait for the legal battle. After years of wrangling, ducking and finger pointing, the General Assembly Tuesday passed a series of modifications to certain......