Fight looming over ‘game changer’ idea

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. By Rich Miller . One of the bigger state budget expansion fights we could see play out in Springfield this spring is the creation of a permanent $300 Child Income Tax Credit. The new proposal has been scaled back from last year’s $700 per child tax credit bill, which went nowhere in the House…

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A remembrance service I won’t forget

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. By Tim Hadac Editor Clear-Ridge Reporter & NewsHound . As a news reporter who started out professionally in 1984, I’ve covered any number of stories involving death and the fear of dying—usually packed with emotion, sometimes so close (to cite one example) I felt the breath of parents at a candlelight vigil, frantic to…

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Twisted Shamrock Pub brings fun to Midway area

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. Earning reputation as a ‘community gathering place’  . By Tim Hadac In its bid to become the Midway area’s go-to spot for good times in 2024 and beyond, Twisted Shamrock Pub appears to have a leg up on everyone else. Under a new ownership and management mix, the pub at the northwest corner of…

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New Harold’s Chicken off to a great start

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. By Kathy Headley Your correspondent in Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor 6610 S. Francisco • (773) 776-7778 . I have been planning on checking out the new Harold’s Chicken location since it opened at 2900 W. 63rd St. This week I did. This is the first business venture for new owner Alicia Cooper. What…

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Keep your New Year’s resolutions sensible

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. By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place •  (773) 504-9327 . Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? The most popular ones seem to do with food. I would never vow to diet or give up any kind of food. This would be a recipe for disaster because I just love to cook, eat…

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Only vets should hold elected office

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. By Ray Hanania . It annoys me immensely when we learn that some politicians served in the militaries of foreign countries, either full-time or as a volunteer, but not in the U.S. military to defend this country. Military service should be an essential requirement to qualify to hold public office and also demonstrate of…

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Pols should learn from Burke verdict

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. By Rich Miller . Perhaps the weakest federal criminal charge against former Chicago Ald. Ed Burke was about his plot to extort the Chicago Field Museum because a friend’s daughter never heard back about an internship after Burke sent over her resume. U.S. District Court Judge Virginia Kendall seemed “unimpressed” by federal prosecutors’ reasoning…

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A bit more sunshine each day

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. By Mary Stanek Your correspondent in Archer Heights and West Elsdon 3808 W. 57th Place •  (773) 517-7796 . The middle of January is here. Days are getting a little longer, mostly in the evening. I notice it when I walk Oliver. According to what I have read, we are gaining about two minutes…

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Sometimes, older is much better

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. By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place •  (773) 504-9327 . I recently decided that this is a good time of year to organize my old address book, which I actually started using before cellphones had been invented. Yes, I know it’s 2024 and we have all our friends and…

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