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Tom Kacich: Gill faces uphill climb with lawsuit to get on ballot

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A federal lawsuit filed Monday by independent congressional candidate Dr. David Gill, seeking to get his name on the Nov. 8 general election ballot, may be a heavy lift, according to an elections law expert at the University of Illinois.

Jim Dey: Driveway dispute takes a turn

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A University of Illinois physician who was ordered to pay $242,400 in damages for parking his car in his Urbana neighbor’s driveway for 12 years has won a huge legal victory.

Jim Nowlan: Open enrollment for schools

My friend Jennie is an attorney and mother of a youngster entering elementary school this fall. Jennie and her husband live in a central Illinois city, but Jennie travels 30 miles each day to her law office in another town.

George Will: How entangled with Russia is Trump?

WASHINGTON — To gauge the opportunism and hypocrisy that define Donald Trump's Republican Party, consider this: Imagine the scalding rhetoric that would have boiled from the likes of Newt Gingrich, that Metternich of many green rooms, if Hillary Clinton had offhandedly undermined the collective security architecture of U.S. foreign policy since NATO was created in 1949.

Dan Corkery: Sharing your opinions -- in person and in print

One of our readers had a question last week.

"How do you decide which letter goes in that gray box?" he said, while pointing to our daily editorial page.

Good question.

The short answer is, I have no specific criteria.

George Will: Path ahead for Clinton to White House

PHILADELPHIA — En route to fight one of his many duels, French politician Georges Clemenceau bought a one-way train ticket. Was he pessimistic? "Not at all. I always use my opponent's return ticket for the trip back." Some Hillary Clinton advisers, although not that serene, think her victory is probable and can be assured.

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Words of oppression, from the 'oppressed'

By Leonard Pitts Jr.

We're not going to spend a lot of time talking about what happened.

Jim Nowlan: The three tribes of America, all in conflict

Warning: The following includes broad, some might say simplistic, generalizations. I also ascribe perceptions by groups of people that certainly don't hold in all cases. Yet I consider both the generalizations and perceptions overall to be important in understanding American society today.

The people of small Norway and Finland belong, respectively, to a single "tribe," if you will.

George Will: Will pliable Pence amend his convictions?

WASHINGTON — Crucial political decisions often concern which bridges to cross and which to burn. Donald Trump's dilemma is that he burns some bridges by the way he crosses others. His campaign depends on a low-probability event, and on his ability to cause this event without provoking a more-than-equal and opposite reaction.

Dan Corkery: Learning the fine art of editorial cartoons

Whether it's the pompous presidential candidate, the sententious senator or the rambling representative, someone has to keep them humble.

In steps the editorial cartoonist.

Equal parts jester and artist, the cartoonist has a tricky job. He has just seconds to connect with his readers.