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Shaw: Remedy for Illinois fiscal crisis is a decade's worth of bitter medicine
Dec 27, 2016

The state's prognosis is pretty grim, but there are bitter pills our leaders could prescribe if w...

Andy Shaw: Rauner, Democrats busy keeping budget impasse alive
Dec 20, 2016

Both sides' reluctance to propose new taxes and fees, close loopholes or make massive budget cut...

Election 2016: The new mainstream comes of age
Nov 16, 2016

Regardless of who won the election, the democratic process lost — but there's hope. I’...

Vote "no" on Illinois lockbox amendment
Nov 02, 2016

By the time Robert Frost’s most famous poem, “The Road Not Taken,” was published in 1916, I...

Are Illinois residents ready to vote with their feet?
Oct 26, 2016

“Should I stay or should I go?” That’s the title of an iconic 1982 song by the Clash, a ...

Illinois needs modern Diogenes to find way to redistricting reform
Oct 12, 2016

The cantankerous Greek philosopher-cynic Diogenes gained notoriety by carrying a lantern through ...

Paul Green was one of a kind and will be missed
Sep 22, 2016

Paul Green's inside view of Chicago politics gave him a unique perspective on the battle between ...

Food for thought at BGA luncheon: Elections matter
Sep 14, 2016

“Elections Matter.” That’s the theme of this week’s annual Better Government Associati...

Time to think outside the box to stem Chicago violence
Aug 24, 2016

One thing's for sure: with more than 450 people killed this year, current anti-violence strategie...

Time to let Chicago voters weigh in on elected school board
Jul 27, 2016

The City of Chicago has an excellent vehicle for gauging public opinion on important policy issue...


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