As vaccines become widely available and the COVID-19 pandemic wanes, the true extent of its devastation is continually coming into view. A steep rise in overdose deaths is among the problems now in plain sight.


Since the new wave of race consciousness that has been sweeping our country, precipitated by the graphic video of the killing of George Floyd by police officer Derek Chauvin, something very strange has happened.

Nothing has changed in a week’s time. Gun violence is still taking away multiple lives on a daily basis. We need to Make America Safer Again (MASA) from gun violence. Unlike the Make America Great Again campaign that failed to define a time period to substantiate its great claim, there is a …

Ken, several weeks ago you wrote a column on Trump, who has been facing legal peril on multiple fronts. Since then a 24-page indictment has arisen by the Manhattan district attorney’s office, which details criminal charges against Donald J. Trump’s family business as well as its chief financial officer, Allen H. Weisselberg.

For a long time, pork barrel legislation and corruption have been close companions. Politicians had ways of bringing federally funded projects to their districts, and special interests that stood to profit from those outlays sought to influence the politicians. Members of Congress could inse…

In Kankakee County, according to the most recent unemployment figures, 7.5 percent of eligible workers are jobless. Also in Kankakee County, there are currently anywhere from 4,000 to 5,000 unfilled jobs.

Illinois will lose one congressional seat in 2022, going from 18 to 17, after the release of preliminary U.S. census numbers. This should come as no surprise. In fact, if you want to uncork the bubbly, go right ahead. It could have been worse.

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