As Americans fled Kabul and desperate Afghans sought to follow, Jerry and Brett Young stood in the yard of their rural Rochester, Ill., home recently and remembered their boy who never got to see his 26th birthday.
On a cold December night, Cook County Sheriff’s Office police responded to a frantic 911 call from a family whose son was behaving erratically and threatening to kill himself.
Under a well-intentioned, but really dumb, bill that passed both state houses on May 31 and was sent to Gov. J.B. Pritzker on June 29, pet shops can sell dogs and cats only if they are obtained from a pound or rescue group.
As demonstrators in Havana, Cuba, marched through the streets earlier this month waving U.S. flags, former Illinois Gov. George Ryan sat in his Kankakee home, watched the reports on television and remembered another controversy regarding the Stars and Stripes and Cuba.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot landed in a maelstrom of controversy last month when she said she only would allow “journalists of color” to interview her for pieces about her first two years in office.
Imagine a state government with the worst credit rating in the nation borrowing money to pay off the personal debts of individuals with six-digit incomes who are buying homes that cost as much as $500,000.
Every year, some Illinois legislator proposes a bill to remove public notices from being published in newspapers and to allow units of government to post their public notices on their websites.
We live in a society where it is unacceptable to ridicule a candidate’s race or religion, but increasingly, a politician’s physical size is fair game. As politics have become increasingly mean-spirited, fat “jokes” have become more commonplace. Politicians such as former New Jersey Gov. Chri…
A candidate concession speech is an important rite in a democracy that is done, not for the benefit of the winner or the loser, but as a means of honoring the voters and our system of government.
On July 30, three Chicago Police Department (CPD) officers were shot and wounded when a carjacking suspect opened fire in the 25th District police station’s loading bay. On July 28, for the second time in 2020, a member of the CPD died by suicide. During a recent weekend, 59 people were shot…