This week is Lifeline Awareness Week, and, as chairman of the non-profit board that helps to administer Lifeline in Illinois, I want to share some information about the program.

In 1998, Jesse White was elected to lead an Illinois Secretary of State’s office that was mired in scandal. 

It’s not hard to believe, but President Donald Trump is again showing his troubling stance on entry into the United States for immigrants in need.

Libraries are like supermarkets for the soul.

Imagine the disappointment of getting ready to put on civilian clothes and walk out a prison gate and then being told, “Oh, never mind.”

The Amazon rainforest, considered “the lungs of the world,” is on fire—and everyone around the globe should care.

Some teens will come to school suffering from a black eye or emotional pain from sexual harassment or domestic violence.

Morgan Park High School (MPHS) opened in 1916, and like any school building that’s over a century old, it needs to be updated to provide the best learning atmosphere for students.

The Chicago Police Department (CPD) unveiled an online “Gun Offender Dashboard” on Aug. 5, listing adults arrested with at least one felony weapons-related charge and any associated bond information.

I was deeply troubled to see the first daughter and senior advisor to the president, Ivanka Trump, exploit the violence that took place in Chicago recently so as to distract from the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

Last week, I sat in the small Texas town of Santa Fe and listened to a mother tell me how a gunman killed her son as the teen hunkered in a classroom closet.

Their skin is brown; mine’s white. They embrace socialism; I love capitalism. Their parents were born elsewhere; mine were born in Illinois. They live in big cities; I was reared on a farm.

It is promised that when one door closes another will open.

I went to the office of 19th Ward Ald. Matt O’Shea on Western Avenue the other day, and I asked the two young men in the front office whether the city was making any progress fixing potholes.

Facebook is a great place for ideas.

In my opinion, the only times that Palos Township Trustee Sharon Brannigan has spoken honestly were the times she posted her numerous Islamophobic and racist Facebook posts prior to this controversy.

Racist fliers were discovered in the 19th Ward recently, re-igniting the conversation about what residents can do to ensure Beverly/Morgan Park and Mt. Greenwood are welcoming to everyone.

As The Beverly Review reported, fliers promoting white supremacy have appeared once again in the 19th Ward. This is becoming a regular occurrence, and we as a community must improve our response.

I work from home now, so I have more freedom than I did previously. With that new freedom, I have the opportunity to ride my bike in the morning through the neighborhood.

When I first heard that folks were protesting in front of a Lutheran church, I couldn’t help but wonder about what transgression they were protesting.

Illinois residents likely aren’t happy with an array of new legislation that went into effect on July 1, but they should agree on one law that began on that day.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot has been busy trying to eliminate aldermanic privilege in Chicago, where aldermen have the final say on important matters in their wards, including city permits.

For the past week, we have listened to angry politicians and read many critical articles in the newspapers blasting President Trump for his wish to have a military salute and parade in Washington, D.C.

When I hear the word “layoff,” the same image always comes to mind.

Fourth of July will arrive again with a divided United States of America and citizens clashing over race and politics, among other social issues.

Summertime in the 19th Ward is synonymous with 16-inch softball, and two tournaments that draw hundreds of supporters to raise money for local charities are rapidly approaching.

A bill sits on Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk that would make Illinois the first in the nation to regulate the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in job interviews.

After being elected to the Illinois Legislature in 1936, Richard J. Daley would do the same thing every morning in Springfield.

June weather has felt more like fall weather, but art events this week will have residents warming up with celebrations of summer fun.

A whirlwind end to a historic legislative session has resulted in two important pieces of good news for Illinois trucking companies: a new capital bill to fix our infrastructure and the end of a misguided truck fee that only added to the work we must do to address our roads and bridges.

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