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Emeritus English Professor David McGrath
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College of DuPage Races Backwards: Can Trustees Stop Runaway Train?

Last week I toured the newly built facilities at College of DuPage. They were beautiful. They cost $50 million. They were mostly empty. It was … Read more ›

Emeritus English Professor David McGrath
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COD President and Wisconsin Governor's Assault on Teaching

With good reason, people in Illinois will be closely watching Wisconsin’s historical recall election on June 5th, which will determine whether Scott Walker will end … 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 ›

For the Illinois House

42nd District: It’s a close call between the two best candidates in this Republican contest of four like-minded conservatives. As former legislative staffers, Chris Hage, … 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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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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Remembering 9/11 with Acts of Loving Kindness

This morning my husband took a bike ride along the Fox River, pulling our youngest son in the bike trailer. They ride this route often … Read more ›

coach boatright
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More is More Mom: Chicago Tribune's Triblocal Charity of Choice….the Aurora Flyers!

As the More is More Mom®, I’m all about…….more Chicago Tribune’s Triblocal Charity of Choice contest! I was sooooo excited this weekend; I was scrolling … Read more ›

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.
From the community

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 ›

Bees at work/The Morton Arboretum
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The grace of nature, at a hive near you

Most days, my family seeks solace at The Morton Arboretum. It’s also the summer home to three million bees and more. So, I thought I’d … Read more ›