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  • Local Voices Lake: March 13 edition

    Local Voices Lake: March 13 edition
    Letters to the editor from Fox Lake and Mundelein. Increase wages I am writing to support an increase in Illinois' minimum wage. I live in a community in which many of the residents work for minimum wage — or less. People are struggling,...
  • Bill to allow Lyons Twp. H.S. to manage finances advances in House

    Bill to allow Lyons Twp. H.S. to manage finances advances in House
    Lyons Township High School District 204 is closer to managing its own finances after an Illinois House of Representatives bill cleared a committee vote Wednesday. House Bill 5572 would allow the high school to break from the Lyons Township school...
  • Chicago could get to write own rules on medical marijuana facilities

    Chicago could get to write own rules on medical marijuana facilities
    SPRINGFIELD — Chicago would become the only city in the state allowed to write its own rules on where medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation centers could set up shop under legislation the Illinois Senate passed on Thursday. Sponsoring...
  • State Senate approves ERA years after 1982 deadline

    State Senate approves ERA years after 1982 deadline
    SPRINGFIELD—The Illinois Senate approved the Equal Rights Amendment with Democratic support today, but Republican women lined up to condemn the effort as a symbolic gesture that’s decades late and a political ploy that distracts from the...
  • Ratify the ERA more than 30 years past the deadline? Heck, yes! Why not?

     
    In December 1972, the Tribune urged the General Assembly to ratify the proposed federal Equal Rights Amendment with an editorial headlined, “Give the ladies what they want.” The wording was a play on the unofficial founding motto of Marshall...
  • Open Thread: The Week in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
  • In 1890s Chicago, bicycles were all the rage

     In 1890s Chicago, bicycles were all the rage
    Chicago's fastest, rudest bicyclists were called "scorchers." They hunched over their handlebars as they raced in the streets. They were "selfish, reckless, impudent transgressors of the law and trespassers upon the rights of others," the Tribune...
  • Otis McDonald, 1933-2014: Fought Chicago's gun ban

     Otis McDonald, 1933-2014: Fought Chicago's gun ban
    Otis McDonald forever will be known as the man who brought down Chicago's gun ban. After a long illness, he died Friday, April 4, at the age of 80. The landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that bears his name forced Chicago to fall in line with the...
  • Association not required to provide more parking spots

    Q: I live in a vintage condominium building where the parking spaces are common elements. There are fewer parking spaces than the number of units. The board assigns parking spaces, users pay a monthly fee and there is a waiting list for spaces. I am one...
  • 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-...