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  • Mattingly: Offending your church guests 101

    For generations, this greeting was included in the announcements during Sunday services in the typical American church.
    May 28, 2015 - 10:08 pm
  • Lopez: The powers of free speech

    I ran into Kirsten Powers briefly in Washington, D.C., the other day, and afterward I thought to myself: "I hope she knows she is a profile in courage ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Reeder: Height of hypocrisy for Madigan

    SPRINGFIELD – “We need taller interns,” a statehouse wag told me my first year covering the Illinois Capitol.
    May 26, 2015 - 9:51 pm
  • Miller: Lawmakers still worlds apart

    I spent the better part of Wednesday asking folks around the Statehouse if they had anything positive to tell me. I went looking for anything that mig ...
    May 25, 2015 - 10:59 pm
  • Guest View: Don’t turn out the lights on our most vulnerable citizens

    It’s a warm evening and the sun has just set as a fan gently carries a breeze across the room. Suddenly, the fan and lights go off. You can’t use your ...
    May 23, 2015 - 11:27 pm