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I have never been a must-have-coffee-in-the-morning-before-I-kill-someone sort of person; my morning caffeine choice has always been diet coke. I prefer coffee in the late day; after a meal or for a sluggish 3pm pick-me-up. For some reason, however, I’ve slowly switched to wanting coffee when I wake up. I’ve taken to hitting McD’s drive-thru first... Read more »
Dennis Hastert, former Speaker of the House, has been indicted for trying to cover up cash withdrawals from the Feds, allegedly to pay blackmail for misconduct with a male over 30 years ago. Before he became a politician, Dennis Hastert worked for 17 years as a teacher and coach at Yorkville High School. He was,... Read more »
If you haven’t heard about Maureen Dowd’s Op-Ed for the New York Times about her recent pot experience, let me fill you in on the high points: Maureen goes to Colorado, gets a pot candy bar, eats the whole thing, has a bad trip, writes about the dangers of ingesting too much pot. Now, Ms.... Read more »
In politics, nothing is sacred, not even- not especially- your voting record. True, only you know who you vote for in the privacy of the voting booth, but your voting history is public record. Which election you voted in and whether you pulled a Republican or Democrat ballot in a primary election is all recorded... Read more »
Illinois’ Open Meetings Act (OMA) is neither difficult to find online nor understand. It’s straightforward: With few exceptions, elected officials can’t deliberate public business in private. “In order that the people shall be informed, the General Assembly finds and declares that it is the intent of this Act to ensure that the actions of public... Read more »
Scott Simon, the Peabody Award-winning host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday, is a practiced and talented storyteller. For 36 years, he’s reported on events throughout the world, winning admirers from listeners and critics alike. Eight days ago, he began to share the story of his mother’s last days. Ensconced in the ICU of a Chicago... Read more »
Chicago, it’s hot outside. Asphalt-melting, temper-flaring, sweat-dripping, heat-stroking hot. And let’s not even start on what this mix of heat and humidity does to our hair. There’s plenty of advice on how to stay cool and hydrated during this heat wave, but as a former Floridian, I have experience in surviving day after day after... Read more »
Yes, the Blackhawks lost last night. Yes, they also lost game 2. Yes, the Bruins are leading the series 2-1. Based on what I read on social media last night during and after the game, some of you are ready to give up. Some of you (you know who you are) seem ready to hand... Read more »
When I had my children, part of my parenting plan involved staying married to their father forever. That didn’t turn out to be the case. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about how many revisions my initial plan has had over the years. Most women don’t want to have be single mothers. It’s not our... Read more »
In the past two days, we’ve learned that the government is reading our emails, checking our credit card statements, viewing our internet browsing history and making a record of every phone call we make. The spymasters at the National Security Agency (NSA) are trolling our Facebook pages, reading our tweets, watching our videos and Skype... Read more »
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