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The Big Bad Lopinot gets blowback

The Madison County Record Nov. 30, 2015, 12:55pm

They don't teach nursery rhymes and fairy tales in law school, but maybe they should.

EEOC's ‘awesome outcome’ could have unintended consequences

The Madison County Record Nov. 17, 2015, 1:58pm

Star Transport of Morton, Ill. must pay $243,000 in back pay and compensatory and punitive damages to two Somali-American Muslims who were terminated in 2009 after claiming that their religious scruples prevented them from participating in the shipment of alcohol..

Lawyer wannabes against the First Amendment

The Madison County Record Nov. 10, 2015, 9:29am

Ever notice how people demanding tolerance are often intolerant?

Senator Anti-Student Durbin

The Madison County Record Nov. 3, 2015, 7:12am

We'll never forget East St. Louis Assumption Catholic High School, which closed in 1989.

Go ahead, Thomas Maag, make our day!

The Madison County Record Oct. 27, 2015, 2:14pm

“Uh uh. I know what you're thinking. 'Did he fire six shots or only five?' Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I kinda lost track myself. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and would blow your head clean off, you've gotta ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?”

The Madigan Mob and the property tax protection racket

The Madison County Record Oct. 20, 2015, 2:27pm

You know how the protection racket works. Some big ugly goon shows up at the front door one day and offers to protect you from some big ugly goon who might show up at the front door one day.

It's amazing what one person can do

The Madison County Record Oct. 14, 2015, 6:56am

One might legitimately ask why there aren't more heroes today, but the answer to that is simple, too. There aren't more heroes today, or at any time, because too many people are content to ask “What can one person do?” and assume it's a rhetorical question.

Are we wasting money on the Citizens Utility Board?

The Madison County Record Oct. 6, 2015, 10:50am

You can't judge a book by its cover, or a proposed law by its title.

The kingdom of Madison County

The Madison County Record Sep. 30, 2015, 10:01am

“A political machine has run government as its own kingdom for 50 years. It’s time for a change.”

The crazy cartoon world of Illinois public pensions

The Madison County Record Sep. 23, 2015, 6:59am

Strange things happen in cartoons – things that could never happen in real life, things that are physically impossible – but cartoon lovers know that and delight in the alternate “reality.” The absurd goings-on are an essential part of animated humor.

We're Number One! We're Number One!

The Madison County Record Sep. 15, 2015, 2:50pm

We all want to be the best at something: the best athlete, the best musician, the best actor, the best whatever it is we've chosen to be.

'So corrupt it would make Rod Blagojevich blush'

The Madison County Record Sep. 8, 2015, 2:14pm

“It’s political payoff, pure and simple,” Rep. Peter Breen, R-Lombard, said of Senate Bill 1229.

Trio of judges should not game the system

The Madison County Record Sep. 1, 2015, 3:42pm

There's the letter of the law and there's the spirit of the law.

A man walks into a bar . . .

The Madison County Record Aug. 25, 2015, 3:17pm

During the cultural revolution of the 1960s, young people were encouraged to “let it all hang out,” and they did as they were told.

State government should strive to make things easier for business to innovate

The Madison County Record Aug. 18, 2015, 3:42pm

If it's new, you can't do it. That's pretty much the default position of bureaucracy.

How much will the Illinois Clean Jobs Bill cost?

The Madison County Record Aug. 11, 2015, 4:38pm

When are we going to learn that the green in green energy represents the money that crony capitalists roll in when we buy into their boondoggles?

Is Jack Daugherty even capable of being impartial?

The Madison-St. Clair Record Aug. 4, 2015, 3:13pm

“I do not deny that I am very biased for people with mesothelioma.” “[T]he large businesses who profited from poisoning and killing people made a fortune which dwarfs what any lawyer makes.

If you have no proof, don't go to court

The Madison County Record Jul. 28, 2015, 4:10pm

Ever wonder how much time you waste doing things that don't need to be done?

Warning: Conniving plaintiff ahead

The Madison County Record Jul. 14, 2015, 11:34am

Stop, slow, yield, merge, caution, curve, no passing, no left turn, no right turn, no U-turn, wrong way, do not enter, dead end, no outlet, pedestrian crossing, soft shoulder, slippery when wet, only this way, only that way, school, hospital, road work ahead.

Lisa Madigan’s partisan move

The Madison County Record Jul. 7, 2015, 7:11am

In what for too long has essentially been a one-party state, you expect the dominant party to be – partisan.