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  • First, lay off all the state workers

    First, lay off all the state workers
    The Illinois Supreme Court's decision to strike down an attempt at pension reform has many saying Illinois has no choice but to raise taxes. The state's pension system is underfunded by more than $100 billion, and beyond repair. When it comes to...
  • How Megan McArdle gets Social Security profoundly wrong

    How Megan McArdle gets Social Security profoundly wrong
    With even mainstream Democrats coming to embrace the idea of expanding Social Security to help address our looming retirement crisis, it couldn't be long before the pushback emerged from conservatives and Republicans.  Bloomberg's libertarian...
  • Mentoring foster kids brings rewards: My Word

    Mentoring foster kids brings rewards: My Word
    Raised by a single mom who held three jobs, every day was a struggle for me. To make ends meet, I went to work in seventh grade. In high school, I assisted bartenders most nights until about 3 a.m. While those teen years toughened me up and gave me...
  • Cloth diapers aren't the greener choice, after all

    Cloth diapers aren't the greener choice, after all
    The invaluable yet lowly diaper was first mass-produced in 1887, a rectangle of oft-soiled, washable cotton fabric unimproved for more than 60 years, until a disposable version appeared. Ever since, the cloth diaper has fought a losing battle against...
  • Senate Medicaid proposal: Extinction, not expansion

    Senate Medicaid proposal: Extinction, not expansion
    What do the riots in Baltimore have to do with the debate in Florida as to whether the Florida Legislature should follow the Senate's lead and extinguish Medicaid, and at the same time expand health care to an additional 800,000 Floridians using a free-...
  • Selck settling into new role at Loaves & Fishes helm

    Selck settling into new role at Loaves & Fishes helm
    When the time came to find a new leader for Loaves & Fishes Community Services, the Naperville nonprofit's board of directors wound up keeping things close to home. Applications for the top job at the social services agency came in from near and far...
  • Car donation helps drive women from poverty to self-sufficiency

    Car donation helps drive women from poverty to self-sufficiency
    The new car feeling is like few others, full of hope, pride, a bit of anxiety and a lot of responsibility. For Caress Pouncy, it means a whole lot more. "This is truly a blessing," Pouncy said before being handed the keys to a fully refurbished 2010...
  • Talk of the County: Family is responsible for vicious dog

    Talk of the County: Family is responsible for vicious dog
    Editor's Note: Talk of the County is a reader-generated column of opinions. If you see something you disagree with or think is incorrect, please tell us! Call us at (312) 222-4554 or email talkofthecounty@tribpub.com. For a continuously updating blog of...
  • Traumatized children living in America's urban cities

    Traumatized children living in America's urban cities
      As a child, I faced what became my biggest personal challenge — I was molested. This was a traumatizing experience and it forever changed me. What happened to me, I would never want anyone, above all a child to endure. My perceptions, my...
  • Legacy Foundation announces grants in Lake County

    Legacy Foundation announces grants in Lake County
    Legacy Foundation, Lake County's community foundation, announced awards totaling $219,479 to 19 not-for-profit agencies providing services to county residents. The foundation accepted applications to its Lake County Community Fund for programs...
  • Op-Alt: The money spent to arrest and prosecute Freddie Gray for nonviolent crimes could have sent him to college

    Op-Alt: The money spent to arrest and prosecute Freddie Gray for nonviolent crimes could have sent him to college
    In the much-anticipated May 1 press conference Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said that Freddie Gray’s arrest was illegal. Freddie Gray should have never been in that van. And the failed policies that have brought Freddie Gray...