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In a Northwest Side game of musical chairs, you — the voter — don’t get to play

And why would the political insiders appoint to the state Senate or House somebody who already has a public job?

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So much was left undone by Gov. Pritzker

And while there’s no disputing Pritzker and lawmakers got loads done this spring, the way they went about it was the same old, same old that needs to go.

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What Illinois can do to fight sexual harassment at work

A lawmaker did something wrong and then several of them colluded to keep it from all of us who employ them to work for us. Are you OK with that? Not me.

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Suburban double dippers hit taxpayers in the wallet

Several collar county board members are being paid salaries for their work at the same time they also are collecting pensions for the same work.

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Take it from California — we can do more to make every vote count in Illinois

What matters is who you believe should draw the maps. When politicians draw them, self-interest and conflicts of interest are blatant.

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Some creative ways to save money in Illinois public schools

Illinois pays far more than other states on school administration. We could cut costs by consolidating districts and sharing services.

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Make it easy for overlooked eligible voters to cast a ballot

Once you’ve served your time, punishment should be over. One person, one vote. These are some of the bedrock principles of a functioning, healthy and equitable society. I cast a vote for that.

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Get behind bills that would further women’s progress in Illinois

All the shoutouts on social media last week about International Women’s Day were nice, of course, but how about we all — men and women — push for the legislative changes we need to truly protect, honor and respect women?

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How Chicago’s powerful control the ballot, map — and weather — to win elections

As you contemplate casting your vote, consider asking your state lawmakers to support these four bills that would restore fairness to elections.

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Illinois, give voters the power to dump township government

If we’re going to start getting a handle on reducing bureaucracy and cutting property taxes, we’ve got to give voters the power to make the decisions.