It's not easy to pass legislation addressing an issue so complicated that hardly anybody understands it.
CHICAGO — The most portentous election of 2014, which gave the worst-governed state its first Republican governor in 12 years, has initiated this century's most intriguing political experiment. Illinois has favored Democratic presidential candidates by an average of 16 points in the last six elections.
CHICAGO — Andrew Keen's "The Internet Is Not the Answer" is the most devastating book I've read in a long while. Keen describes an Internet that's not as virtuous, open and egalitarian as was promised by those who developed it.
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Twenty years ago, when then-Democratic state Rep. Laurel Prussing was running for re-election to the Illinois House, she was pilloried for a proposal she made to impose sales taxes on a variety of tax-exempt services, including hair cuts and car repairs.
CHICAGO — Like all migrants, the estimated 5 million blacks from the Deep South who moved north during the Great Migration were seeking a better life. Many of them found it — but got fewer years of it in the process.
"We're here today because we all understand that in dealing with violent extremism, that we need answers that go beyond a military answer. We need answers that go beyond force." — Vice President Joe Biden at the Countering Violent Extremism Summit, Feb. 17
A new name has taken up residence along Gregory Drive on the University of Illinois campus. It's a name that is as important to microbiology as Einstein's is to physics.
A columnist for Forbes magazine declared in 2012 that Illinois, among several states, is in a fiscal "death spiral" that results from high taxation combined with population and business flight. Other observers have picked up the term.
The Sword of Damocles that's been hanging over the heads of top officials at Northwestern University finally fell this week.
"$40 Million Lawsuit rocks Northwestern," screamed a front-page headline from Wednesday's Chicago Tribune.