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Max Torres, 23, was riding his motorcycle when he was struck in a hit-and-run accident in Aurora. He died several days later. The driver who hit him remains at large. (HANDOUT / June 1, 2012)

Kass: Hit-and-run driver, please come forward

Maxwell Torres, 23, had his bags packed for a Disney World vacation with his girlfriend, Sara. It was only a few weeks ago, a gorgeous … Read more ›

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Chicagoland Residents Value Teachers

As we embark on Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7-May 11), an encouraging new poll conducted by Everest College indicates that young adult Chicagoans do, in … Read more ›

Momma Cuisine at WGN Midday News for the Lunchbreak segment.
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Momma Cuisine: Visiting WGN Midday News

Last Wednesday April 11, 2012, I was a guest on the WGN Midday News Lunchbreak segment with anchor Dina Biar, showcasing some of my Great … Read more ›

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Obama is unprecedented in setting precedents as Federal Appeals Court orders explanation

Let me get this straight, President Barack Obama thinks it would be unprecedented for the Supreme Court to find a law unconstitutional, right? In particular, … Read more ›

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Should Corporations Have Free Speech?

Corporation Free Speech (Citizens United), Are You For or Against? In January 2010, the Supreme Court had a landmark ruling stating that Corporations should be … Read more ›

For the Illinois Senate

25th District: Humbled by past defeats for high-profile offices, Republican dairy magnate Jim Oberweis of Sugar Grove has dialed back his famously abrasive style and … Read more ›

Carole Cheney

For the Illinois House

84th District: Democrat Carole Cheney impressed us in her 2010 run for DuPage County Board chairman. “We’re glad to see her in the race,” we … Read more ›

Back Talk: Talkin’ ’bout my generation

TribLocal and The Mash, the Chicago Tribune’s weekly newspaper and website serving teenagers in the city and suburbs, recently asked area high school students about … Read more ›

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Safe I’m finding myself in rooms and conversations that center around people who have been broken down by life, or more accurately, by other people. … Read more ›

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Hey, Wall Street Occupiers – there's enough blame to go around

I know a lot of people who are facing serious financial trials and tribulations that would make teeth grind in the most pacifistic Wall Street … Read more ›