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  • Know your rights if you're hounded by debt collectors

     
    The worst thing you can do if you get a call from a debt collector is to panic. Stand tough even if they call you a deadbeat, threaten to throw you in jail or tell you they'll rat you out......
  • 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...
  • What does Jon Gosselin smash on premier of "Couples Therapy?"

     
    VH1 has released a trailer for “Couples Therapy,” which will feature Jon Gosselin and girlfriend Liz Janetta, a divorced mom of three, as one of the celebrity couples getting counseling on the fourth season of the reality show. The show......
  • Small Illinois primary races poll voters on big issues

     
    Wednesday's print column Is there still political life in the anti-gay marriage movement? Are union forces strong enough to win a battle with the Democratic establishment over pension reform? These questions are central to two of the most interesting...
  • Ice & Oberweis, your GOP senate race roundup

     
    Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery to Republican strategist and frequent thorn in my side Dan Curry (left), who was struck by falling ice today. Curry received stitches at Northwestern Memorial, and there was concern that he might......