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Realistic cycling This is in response to "Impact of natural laws felt after daughter's bike crash; Mayor's proposal to improve road safety sensible, but cyclists are always vulnerable" (News, May 13). There is a reason why pedestrians and cars are...
Tom Livingston may be new to the village presidency, but he's no stranger to La Grange. In addition to serving as a trustee for eight years between 2003 and 2011, Livingston, 45, grew up in the village, attending grade school at LaGrange Highlands and...
In 1986, Woods Bowman, then a state representative from Evanston, heaped faint praise on the public servants who'd shouldered the job of Illinois lieutenant governor. "They've done what we ask them to do, which is next to nothing," he said. Next to...
Tags: Voting, Government, Executive Branch, Evanston, Elections
Eight years ago Bellamy Road went into the Kentucky Derby as the favorite after carrying the colors of late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner to a 171/2-length victory in the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct. Bellamy Road's son, Chatfield Road, did something...
It is unfortunate that most of the people of Illinois did not get to know Dawn Clark Netsch. Her vision and courage to take a stand on the tough issues has not been matched by any politician in Illinois since her run for governor in 1994. One of Netsch&...
Tags: Personal Income, Taxation, Politics, Dawn Clark Netsch
Frankfort's new upscale grocery store opened to rave reviews from some of the folks who helped lay the groundwork for its arrival. "It's a very exciting store indeed. If you haven't been there, you're going to want to get into that store and take a...
Clout StreetIllinois Republican Party leaders are scheduled to gather behind closed doors Saturday to discuss the fate of state GOP Chairman Pat Brady following his endorsement of same-sex marriage. But it’s unclear whether the Republican State Central...
Dawn Clark Netsch seemed to have been around forever, and so it seemed as if she always would be. She must have been young once, but from the time she came into my consciousness, 20 or so years ago, she seemed old. I mean old in a good way, the kind...
Tribune reporterAs word spread that her health was worsening, Dawn Clark Netsch got a call last week from an old colleague in politics. It was Saul Shorr, the media consultant who made a famous campaign ad of Netsch winning a game of eight ball to sell her image as a...
A day after suffering devastating election losses up and down the state, Illinois Republicans could point to one bright spot: Barack Obama's name won't ever be on the ballot again. In 2004 as a U.S. Senate candidate, in 2008 as a presidential contender...
Tribune reporterGov. Pat Quinn, Senate President John Cullerton and Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today they will push the state legislature to once again try to pass a measure creating a special driver’s license for illegal immigrants. This time, the Democrats who...
To the Honorable U.S. District Judge James Zagel Dirksen Federal Courthouse, 219 S. Dearborn St., Chicago Dear Judge Zagel: I'm not some Indonesian orphan, or a young man suffering from cerebral palsy, or a Chinese political asylum seeker. And I'm...
Tags: Trials, Judges, Punishment, Government, James Robert Thompson
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