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Every Illinoisan must see these two charts

By Mark Glennon, Wirepoints | Apr 12, 2019

Whether you know nothing or everything about Illinois’ state and local fiscal crises, take a moment to digest these two charts below, recently published by the Wall Street Journal.

It's a Wonderful County!

By John J. Hopkins | Dec 21, 2018

... This time, he was filled not with despair, but hope. Hope born of the realization that despite all the negative publicity, it really was a Wonderful County, and the power to change the current course of events comes from within–within him and all who think alike.

It’s the pension promises, stupid!

By Ted Dabrowski, Wirepoints | Aug 13, 2018

You can trust public pension apologists to deflect any critique that calls out the failure of defined benefit plans. Unsurprisingly, their response to a recent Wall Street Journal editorial highlighting Wirepoints’ research was just that – deflection via misdirection and victim playing.

It's a Wonderful County!

By John J. Hopkins | Dec 22, 2017

... This time, he was filled not with despair, but hope. Hope born of the realization that despite all the negative publicity, it really was a Wonderful County, and the power to change the current course of events comes from within–within him and all who think alike.

New Trier High School avoids diversity like the plague

By The Madison County Record | Feb 8, 2017

It should be obvious that it’s not ideological diversity that we find in government schools today. It’s ideological incest committed by leftists. And the kind of de facto censorship of conservative ideas that is corrupting New Trier’s All-School Seminar Day is what transmogrifies education into indoctrination.

It's a Wonderful County!

By John J. Hopkins | Dec 23, 2016

Sitting on the bar stool at the Stagger Inn, he reviewed the past year not with any sense of holiday cheer, but with despair and doom–a clear and unmistakable feeling of foreboding for the future.

Moms: Stop worrying - organic food is no safer than GMOs – it just costs more

By The Madison County Record | Jul 18, 2016

Just as important...is to know what a GMO isn’t. It’s not an ingredient in the food we eat, which may be made using one or more of the eight common GM crops. Nor are GMOs the same as processed foods — which may contain one or more of the eight GM crops, or they can be made with organic or other non-GM ingredients.

It's a Wonderful County

By John J. Hopkins | Dec 21, 2015

Hope born of the realization that despite all the negative publicity, it really was a Wonderful County, and the power to change the current course of events comes from within–within him and all who think alike. He finally felt a sense of Holiday Peace. He headed out – not to the office, but home to his family…

Texas lawyer indicted over BP oil spill litigation had sought 'tens of millions' in '07 MC Vioxx trial

By Ann Maher | Nov 5, 2015

Texas attorney Mikal Watts, under indictment for fraud and identity theft in the BP oil spill litigation, may be hoping for "red and black" jurors if the case against him ends with trial rather than a plea in the Southern District of Mississippi.

Should old Pat Quinn then be forgot and never brought to mind?

By The Madison County Record | Dec 23, 2014

Ho ho ho! Outgoing Gov. Quinn has the last laugh, or so he thinks.

Asbestos attorneys: 'Trust us. We know what we’re doing.'

By The Madison County Record | Nov 14, 2013

The title character in the 1986 TV cop show parody Sledge Hammer, played to perfection by David Rasche, was a comically alarming combination of Dirty Harry, Maxwell Smart, and Fearless Fosdick. His catch phrase (“Trust me. I know what I’m doing.”) inevitably preceded his next foray into mayhem and inspired confidence in no one.

Asbestos trustees need to open the books

By The Madison County Record | May 25, 2013

At a time of heightened concern over terrorist attacks, it’s appropriate to have a national debate about the extent of, and legitimate limitations on, our personal right to privacy.

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