Chicago Tribune Opinion Express


November 28, 2016 View email in browser

Fixing Illinois: Will Madigan, Cullerton let workers comp be a starting point for compromise?

When the General Assembly reconvenes Tuesday for its fall session, workers’ comp could be a starting point for compromise on the budget and other issues — if House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton get on board.

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Why is working not worth the effort for some men?

Men between the ages of 25-54 are dropping out of the workforce at an alarming rate, and economists and sociologists are trying to understand why.

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Trump’s illegal voters lie is just a distraction

Donald Trump is a Twitter arsonist, setting fires with lies meant to distract, writes Rex Huppke.

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Unsolved: Did Elfrieda Knaak fatally burn herself in a furnace in 1928?

Taking a look at the strange case of the woman who died in 1928 after she suffered burns in the Lake Bluff police station furnace.

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Want a great school? Start with a great principal

Chicago Public Schools need to train, recruit and retain more great principals, a new study from the Chicago Public Education Fund says.

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Democrats, don’t fall for Trumps infrastructure promises

Trump’s infrastructure plan is a tax-cut plan for utility-industry and construction-sector investors, and a massive corporate welfare plan for contractors.

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Nobody cooks anymore, but is that a bad thing?

Americans are increasingly outsourcing the preparation of their food. Does that mean they’re eating less healthy meals?

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Scott Stantis cartoons

Check out the latest cartoons by Tribune editorial cartoonist Scott Stantis.

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