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Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 12:00 am

Expungement summit gives hope to people with a past

 A conviction and prison time for marijuana possession more than 10 years ago prevents him from becoming a registered nurse, said one of the 204  who showed up for the “Expungement and Rec
Editor's Note
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 12:00 am
 Once a year or so we like to thank the community that makes a community newspaper possible. That includes the readers who soak in what we offer, in print and online, and the advertisers, who are
Editor's Note
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 12:00 am
J.B. Pritzker may not even know that he isn’t well known in the capital city. What most of us know is that he’s a rich, heavyset Chicago guy who isn’t Bruce Rauner. It would be nice – when the
Editor's Note
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018 12:00 am
 Aside from the defeat of Gov. Bruce Rauner, the most exciting election result here was approval – by a wide margin – of a one-cent countywide sales tax increase for school buildings. The tax
Editor's Note
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 12:00 am
The only campaign excitement we’ve seen around here is generated by Betsy Dirksen Londrigan, who is smart, energetic, practical and new. In her uphill battle to unseat Republican Congressman Rodney
Editor's Note
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 12:00 am
Last week we said farewell to Scott Faingold, Illinois Times staff writer who has been with us full time for the past five years, covering arts, culture and business. He has accepted a full-time teach
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Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 12:00 am
This needs to be a country that does not go crazy over editorial cartoons. That happens elsewhere, where free speech is not so well understood, or so deeply ingrained as a defining value. Chris Britt,
Editor's Note
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 12:00 am
This week’s cover story by Dusty Rhodes emphasizes one solution to the teacher shortage, but clearly many solutions are needed. The statewide report, “Strong Teachers, Strong Classrooms,” by the
Editor's Note
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 12:00 am
 Some of us are trying to build a constituency for historic preservation while working to assemble a coalition that will come together to save historic buildings. Too often preservationists don�


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