| May 16, 2013
| 6:45 AM
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...
| May 12, 2013
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....
| Mar 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
I can hear 'em now. "He's a good guy"; "He's a family man"; "He'll govern like a moderate"; "It will be so good for the country"; "He's post-partisan."
That the election of a mixed-race candidate for president sent positive messages about America around...
| May 9, 2013
| 3:00 PM
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,...
| May 7, 2013
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...
| May 6, 2013
| 7:12 PM
Illinois Republican Chairman Pat Brady is telling people tonight that he plans to resign Tuesday, sources familiar with his decision say.
The resignation comes after Brady survived an attempt last month to oust him as GOP chairman over his support for...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 3:01 PM
SPRINGFIELD — If Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart ever gets his drone, he could face a series of restrictions on how it can be used.
The Illinois Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a measure aimed at putting in place aerial drone regulations...
| Jun 23, 2013
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...
| Jun 23, 2013
For nearly 60 years, a large baseball with the name "Thillens" on it stood on a pole marking the entrance to Chicago's own field of dreams.
Thillens meant the big time for generations of young baseball players — a stadium with lights, a public...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 5:32 PM
SPRINGFIELD — People who want to carry a concealed weapon in Chicago and elsewhere in Cook County would get an extra layer of scrutiny under legislation being drafted in the Illinois Senate, according to the authors of the proposal.
| Apr 14, 2013
Another collection of dispatches from Somebody Nobody Asked™, America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist
Dear members of the Illinois General Assembly:
While I admire the principle and spirit of thrift behind the overwhelming vote last...