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  • Rosenthal: When PR overshadows the problem

    Rosenthal: When PR overshadows the problem
    The Chicago Bulls apparently have a PR problem, and if it's not friction between their coach and general manager, it's the timing of hobbled superstar Derrick Rose's return to action. Chicago is said to have a PR problem when it comes to public safety....
  • Gay rights activists here cheer Supreme Court ruling

    Gay rights activists here cheer Supreme Court ruling
    Gay and lesbian civil rights activists across Illinois applauded today’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, but the implications for same-sex couples here remain unclear. Because Illinois only...
  • Birth control in sex ed classes passes Illinois Senate

    SPRINGFIELD --- Illinois public schools that teach sex education will be required to provide information about birth control under a measure the Senate sent to Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday. The legislation is a change from current policy, where...
  • House passes gun bill over Quinn, Emanuel objections

    House passes gun bill over Quinn, Emanuel objections
    SPRINGFIELD — Over objections of Gov. Pat Quinn and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the House approved a concealed weapons bill today that is aimed at ending Illinois’ status as the last state in the nation without a law to allow its citizens to carry...
  • Illinois Senate approves medical marijuana bill

    Illinois Senate approves medical marijuana bill
    SPRINGFIELD --- The Senate today approved legislation that would allow doctors to prescribe medical marijuana to patients with serious illnesses, sending the measure to Gov. Pat Quinn. The issue pitted supporters arguing for compassion for those...
  • Illinois Senate approves bill to legalize medical marijuana

    Illinois has come within a signature of becoming the 19th state to allow marijuana use for medical purposes. On Friday, the state Senate voted 35-21 to approve a medical marijuana measure, which now will head for Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk. The...
  • U.S. stagnates under Obama

    U.S. stagnates under Obama
    As President Barack Obama continues to struggle with the economy, his annual budgets and his attempts to unravel the catastrophe of the terrorist attack in Banghazi, Libya where four Americans were killed, I thought examining Mr. Obama's political...
  • Health professionals split over allowing psychologists to prescribe drugs

    Health professionals split over allowing psychologists to prescribe drugs
    Week in and week out for the last five years, Marlin Hoover has boarded a plane for New Mexico, where he sees patients Monday through Wednesday. Then, the psychologist flies home Thursday to treat patients at his southwest suburban office in Tinley Park....
  • Illinois Senate passes pension bill, sets up showdown with House

    Illinois Senate passes pension bill, sets up showdown with House
    SPRINGFIELD — Senate President John Cullerton today sent his version of pension reform to the House, setting up a high-profile clash with the rival plan Speaker Michael Madigan already pushed through the House.   The showdown puts more than 700,...
  • In support of traditional values

    In support of traditional values
    While everyone's attention has been focused on the Illinois legislature's halting efforts to repair the state's financial mess, those who wish to dismantle the traditional family and sexual mores are busy working in the shadows. They're pushing bills...
  • Illinois women win the right to vote

    Illinois women win the right to vote
    Shortly before Illinois women won the right to vote, 100 years ago this week, the state's delegation to a suffragettes march in Washington was bitterly divided over the issue of what to call each other. Belle Squire, herself unmarried, insisted on...