I confess that when I learned things because I had to, it was not always interesting or enjoyable. However, when given the opportunity to learn something because I was curious and wanted to learn, the experience has always been much more positive.

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In the wake of the horrific anti-Latinx mass murder in El Paso, Texas, a loud cry for a domestic terrorism law reverberated across the country. Like gun control, the call for a domestic terrorism law harbors potential danger for African-Americans.

With the November 2020 general election 13 months away, Illinois Democrats and Republicans are taking some time off from their on-again, off-again political battles. But just because the Ds and Rs aren't rumbling, don't think there's not a lot of nasty politicking going on.

Last week, Lake County State’s Attorney Michael Nerheim dismissed murder charges his office had filed against a group of teenagers, not because the charges did not fit the allegations against them but because he said they were, under the circumstances, too harsh.

During his first year in office, Gov. J.B. Pritzker was able to attain numerous legislative wins, which included everything from legalizing sports betting and the recreational use of cannabis, to passing a General Fund budget through the Legislature with bipartisan support.

East St. Louis is home to the highest murder rate of any American city. Two-thirds of its children live in poverty. In other words, $2.2 million for the city goes a long way. But thanks to the reckless promises of Illinois politicians, $2.2 million in state funding for East St. Louis is set …

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In Dave Chappelle’s latest Netflix stand-up special, “Sticks & Stones,” the comedian challenges America’s “gun love” culture. Chappelle observes, “I’ve given it a lot of thought, and I don’t see any peaceful way to disarm America’s whites.” I share Chappelle’s perspective.

If past was prologue, a group of ambitious Republicans in the 15th District would have been lining up to announce their candidacies for a relatively rare open U.S. House seat. But a funny thing has happened — virtually nothing.