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  • Lehigh nail salon among businesses, professionals sanctioned by state licensing boards

     
    These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently (June 3) by Pennsylvania's licensing boards against businesses and professionals in the Lehigh Valley area. The information is taken verbatim from the PA Department of State's website, where...
  • Allentown chiropractor, Bethlehem nurse among professionals sanctioned by state boards

     
    These disciplinary and licensing actions were announced recently (for January and February) by Pennsylvania's licensing boards against professionals who live and work in the Lehigh Valley area. The information is taken verbatim from the PA Department of...
  • Today's spit-take

     
    How big a jerk is Michael Jordan? The near pathological competitiveness and narcissism of the greatest basketball player of all time is fairly well known, but for all the joy he gave us in winning six NBA championships with the......
  • The Only Winner is ...

     
    Maybe it’s this weather, but more and more, I find myself seeing things in a very negative way. I used to be much sunnier. I need to get back to that. For example, I had an extremely negative reaction to......
  • The Illinois Supreme Court on convicted felons -- when and where they can run for office

     
    Highlights from two key rulings: Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District. COLES v. RYAN (1980) On March 26, 1976, plaintiff Donald R. Coles was convicted of extortion in violation of 18 U.S.C. s 1951 in the United States District Court......
  • Convicted felons -- when and where they can run for office

     
    My Wednesday column deals with the efforts of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to block former Ald. Ike Carothers -- who pleaded guilty to political corruption in 2010 and was sentenced to 28 months in......
  • You'll like 'Ike's Law'

     
    Wednesday's print column As if we’re not closely enough identified with political corruption, the Chicago area is poised to make forehead-smacking headlines around the nation the morning after the March 18 primary election. Democratic state Rep....
  • Should we send Amanda Knox back to face prison in Italy?

     
    Story: An Italian appeals court has upheld a guilty verdict against a former American university student convicted of murdering her roommate while studying abroad in Italy. The court imposed a 28 1/2 year sentence on Amanda Knox (above, Reuters photo).......
  • Dopey proposal

     
    Senseless law would say medical pot users can't have guns Friday's print column Gun-rights organizations have been conspicuously reserved in their response to a proposed state regulation that would prohibit patients with medical marijuana permits from...
  • Medical malpractice suits not rising

     
    Listen to health officials and you'll believe that tort reform -- essentially, limits on individuals' right to sue when they're allegedly harmed receiving care -- is necessary to stem the rising cost of health care. While it is true that health care costs...
  • Kate Gosselin withdraws suit against Jon

     
    Kate Gosselin has withdrawn her lawsuit against ex-husband Jon Gosselin but it moving forward with the suit against author Robert Hoffman who wrote a tell-all book about the Berks County mom, according to Radaronline. On Tuesday, the former star of......
  • Webliography: Can the state reduce pension benefits?

     
    UPDATED! There have been a variety of formal opinions issued on the question of whether the Illinois Constitution allows the state to state reduce pension benefits and if so in what fashion. Here are some: No Is welching on public......