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I awoke this morning in a different place. Everything is new. I rose around 3: a.m. and walked straight into a wall. I thought for a moment that I broke my nose. I did not. Everything is unfamiliar, yet this is our new home.

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President Donald Trump decided to rescind the Obama administration’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, which put pressure on suburbs to construct more low-income, high-density housing in their communities. Trump’s decision met with a predictable outcry.

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As you read this, I’m checked in at the Holden Cancer Center at the University of Iowa. I came here with a positive plan to improve my health. I was full of optimism, and my spirits were high. The plan was to have my stomach removed, but things do not always go according to plan. When they w…

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As I walked a country road near my rural town this past week, a local slowed his pickup alongside me. “We’re moving to Florida, Jim.” Then: “Illinois is not well managed, you know.” Three weeks ago, a successful commodities trader friend, who lives on a big swath of Lake Michigan in Lake For…

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Recently, the National Freedom of Information Coalition and the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information issued a statement calling for greater transparency and accountability from law enforcement. They were joined by more than 50 groups, including the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Coun…

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Amid a global pandemic and mass protests against police brutality, it’s easy to forget Illinois government remains the target of the largest federal corruption probe in the history of the most corrupt state.

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As a nation, we are bearing witness to unrest and divisiveness that is the result of long-standing oppression, mistreatment, and racism. The killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, by Minneapolis police, has forced us all to take stock in who we are as a nation. It has forced us to qu…

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With some states beginning to open up for business and relaxing restrictions put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, a new study on these efforts found Illinois’ stay-at-home order was one of the most restrictive in the nation.

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