Pritzker seems to care more about canines than citizens

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker gives short shrift to the workers in Illinois. The system he initiated to comply with the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most rigid of the 50 states.


Downstate Illinois follows rules ignored in Chicago

"State of Hypocrisy" -- Illinois has a new nickname. We are all too familiar with the various mandates handed down by the Illinois governor. But why do the same rules not apply in his beloved Chicago?


We failed to learn lessons from great pandemic of 1918

Getting my parents to talk about their parents during my childhood in Colorado was always difficult. However, my father, would talk about his mother's death during the great pandemic (a scary word) of 1918.


Expanding existing pipeline cheaper, safer than truck, rail

The use of hydraulic fracturing to extract oil from shale -- fracking -- has made America the world's largest oil producer. Domestic oil production is roughly 13 million barrels a day, up from 5 million in 2008.


Grandmother had a colorful phrase to describe Trump

Thinking of President Donald Trump. I'm reminded of another of Grandmother's sayings.


Carefully consider war vets who protected your rights

I am a physician at a long-term care facility responsible for the lives of 400 elderly war veterans. Healthwise, they are a vulnerable population.


90th birthday was made special

Thank you so much to my family and friends for the many birthday cards, letters, phone calls and Facebook posts on my 90th birthday.


Blessing Health System offers thanks for employees' efforts in trying circumstances

May 10-16 is National Hospital Week. I have celebrated a number of these events during the course of my career. None, however, can compare to this one.


Thanks to all workers on the job who are often overlooked

Thank you to all workers. It is easy to frequently thank our first responders who are usually rushing into danger when others are running from it.


'Deplorables' have found safe harbor living in smaller Midwest city

As the coronavirus has spread throughout the bigger cities and states like New York and Washington.

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