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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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Mandating residential fire sprinklers in Gurnee: the case for consumer choice

At first glance, government-mandated fire sprinkler systems in new single-family construction homes might make sense. But digging deeper, the case for allowing home owners, not … 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 ›

Gurnee Grade School will become River Trail School in late 2012
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Home Town Stories – Lake County

March 26, 2012 In my first column in this series, I spoke about how I lived in Lake County my entire life and specifically in … 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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LCCTSC Lauds Trib Coverage of Local Transit

Dear Editor: Kudos to the Chicago Tribune for adding to your “Chicagoland report” section with a special “Focus on Public Transportation.” The recent article [“Pace … 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 ›

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Lake County DOT Presents Facts around Selected Realignment of US Rte 45

There has been increased public interest in a proposed project to realign U.S. Route 45 at Millburn Road and Grass Lake Road. It’s important for … Read more › 2 comments

Leo Kirwan, chairman of the board of directors for the Evanston-based Over the Rainbow Association, sits in front of the association's Hill-Arboretum apartment complex in Evanston.
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Op-Ed: Increasing Disabled Housing While Decreasing State’s Debt

By Leo Kirwan When you hear Illinois state budget, what’s the first word that comes to mind? Over-extended? Disastrous? Crisis? What if our State could … Read more ›

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Governor Quinn Must Not Slash Funding For Sexual Abuse Treatment and Prevention

From Toren Flink, Executive Director of Zacharias Sexual Abuse Center in Gurnee. This letter was recently sent to Illinois Governor Pat Quinn after ZCenter received … Read more ›