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University of Illinois admits it bowed to clout on admiss...

Illinois is a public school, so whatever private schools do on this subject is besides the point. We can disagree on what makes a student qualified (academics, sports, character, etc.), but no one really thinks political pull should be relevant. The legislature should make the practice illegal and make it a felony for any person to engage in it.  (May 30, 2009 | post #45)

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So far, Jim Hendry's off-season moves look bad

Lou will be out as manager by the second half. This team is going down, and Lou will not want to go there with it.  (Apr 29, 2009 | post #17)

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You look absolutely ridiculous in jeans

George commits the classic fallacy of origin. Because jeans were created for cowboys and farmers, they don't belong on anyone else. Nonsense. Jeans are comfortable and belong on anyone who likes them.  (Apr 17, 2009 | post #76)

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Drink! Old Style returns to the joys of kraeusening

I always thought Old Style was old swill. As for Pabst, perhaps the worst beer I ever tasted. Then, again, I'm from St. Louis where they know how to make beer.  (Apr 1, 2009 | post #2)

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Metra service: Why Metra is riding slow train to future

I ride the Union Pacific North Line and I'm pretty satisfied with the experience. Trains are invariably on time leaving Chicago and there is always a seat, maybe not in the first car I choose, but somewhere on the train just the same. Of course, there are those who take up extra space for their luggage or whatever, but I can deal with it. Now incoming trains from the burbs are not as good time wise. My own train is off the schedule at least 80% of the time. When on time performance is that off, it's time to adjust the schedule instead of making people invariably wait. How's Metra compared with the CTA bus or L? I've taken the others and this is not a close call. Metra is far and away better.  (Mar 23, 2009 | post #16)

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PAUL HARVEY DEAD: Radio legend Paul Harvey dead at age 90

Once there were many great broadcasters on radio. As a youngster, I had the privilege of listening to many, Lowell Thomas, Alex Dreier and Paul Harvey, to name a few. With the death of Paul Harvey they are all gone. He had a long and glorious run, but now, sadly, it's over, as is the era of radio news.  (Feb 28, 2009 | post #14)

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MLB Network shows early potential

Why trot out a new channel and not put it in HD? Get with it baseball!  (Jan 5, 2009 | post #18)

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Bears flop in season finale

The team won 9 games and just missed the playoffs, so a little tweaking is all that is called for. Certainly, the coordinators could be upgraded and the drafting has been less than stellar, so that's also an area in need of improvement. Orton is adequate. An upgrade would be nice, but who would that be? Not Grossman!  (Dec 28, 2008 | post #69)

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On with impeachment

The editorial has it right. Blago and his minions are just trying to buy time by sowing confusion (which is not too difficult given the quality of people in the Illinois legislature). Perhaps they hope time will assist them in getting a plea bargain free pass out of jail (a deal both sides should accept with glee to resolve this mess). The impeachment should be done Monday and I like trial the day before Christmas. Removal of Blago would be a terrific Christmas gift to the citizens of this state, not to mention the entire United States.  (Dec 21, 2008 | post #47)

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Bankruptcy boosts 'creative lawyering'

The up tick in big bankruptcy cases has been anticipated for several years now, but such cases are few and far between. Debtor in possession financing is tough to come by. Although the lender gets paid first, that's not much encouragement when the business is hard to reorganize and the assets are hard to sell. Little wonder that the only debtor in possession financing for such bankruptcy candidates as General Motors and Chrysler is the taxpayer. Bush's pontificating that the loans to the automakers must be repaid if they don't shape up is more of his usual empty-headed thinking, because there will be no source for such repayment if the companies fold. That money will be recovered when the weapons of mass destruction are found.  (Dec 19, 2008 | post #1)

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Alaska troopers arrest mother of Bristol Palin's boyfrien...

Maybe Cindy McCain can lead an intervention. And take Rush with her.  (Dec 19, 2008 | post #49)

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Rahm Emanuel talked with governor's office about who shou...

And if Emanuel didn't confer with the governor's people about who should be Obama's successor in the Senate, then he would be completely useless. The only question is whether something illegal was offered and this article says nothing on that issue. Let me know when you have something on that.  (Dec 13, 2008 | post #118)

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Why not just file for bankruptcy?

The Bankruptcy Code allows a Chapter 11 debtor to stay in possession. A trustee could be appointed to replace current management, but that kind of thing does not always or even frequently happen. Don't expect that it would necessarily happen in GM's case. So the argument has to be whether a debtor in possession case would be better for the country than an out of court workout assisted by Congress. The answer to that question is not in this column  (Nov 19, 2008 | post #108)

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Electronics retailer Circuit City files for Chapter 11 pr...

To see what the company says about its bankruptcy, go here:http://newsro /releasedetail.cfm ?ReleaseID=346614  (Nov 10, 2008 | post #19)

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Top 25 worst TV shows ever

How did "The Michael Richards Show" not make this list? As for Mr. Beledere, I liked that one and anything else with Uecker.  (Oct 27, 2008 | post #68)

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