When a child in the 1990s was horribly abused, Illinois politicians responded all wrong. Now, as they react to the death of 5-year-old AJ, they should learn from that.
The message to corporate America, entertainment media and even Hollywood isn’t that social issues shouldn’t matter — it’s that politics shouldn’t overtake the experience of watching sports, buying a cup of coffee or eating a hamburger.
Every year on the anniversary of Lt. Fassl’s death, I tie a bouquet of flowers to his memorial, at Fullerton and Orchard streets. Having been in the Air Force myself, I always give a salute.
Studies keep rolling in that say climate change is a crisis. But you’d never know it from the foot-dragging in Springfield and Washington.
The Reproductive Health Act would keep abortion and reproductive care safe and accessible by repealing decades-old laws that restrict, and in some cases criminalize, abortion.
Even if they are able to make initial investments in marijuana businesses, we’ve seen in other states that many of those businesses are quickly absorbed and squeezed out by Big Marijuana.
A 1989 song that spoke to the crisis and uncertainty of a difficult labor could be a metaphor for the female triumvirate of Lightfoot, Anna Valencia, City Clerk, and Melissa Conyears-Ervin, City Treasurer.
The new mayor is asking the City Council to reinvent itself and become a true collaborator in governing. For that matter, she is asking the same of us.
The new laws generally deem abortion murder after six or eight weeks, no exceptions. This is often before women are even aware that they are pregnant.
Our community and others targeted by Farrakhan must never turn a blind eye to bigotry or be derailed from building relationships with our African-American, Muslim and Catholic partners.
In 2011, Rahm Emanuel, listening to the Civic Federation, outsourced outpatient health services and closed six mental health clinics. Meanwhile, other large urban areas have expanded mental health.
A Sun-Times investigation found that being a woman can add $370 a year to an insurance quote — even for a woman who has a spotless driving record.