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Day of reckoning is coming for Illinois

Aug 08 2016 | 9:07 am - Guest columnist Madeleine Doubek: If you’re still in shock from that recent property tax bill you had to pay, prepare yourself. There’s plenty more coming in January.

Guest View: Suburban Republicans push Rauner to compromise

Nov 19 2015 | 5:13 pm - A Democrat may have been credited with Bruce Rauner's compromise on eligibility for home care aid, but suburban Republicans are the ones who really made it happen, according to this Guest View by Madeleine Doubek

Schools' continuing need for 'care by committee'

Jul 06 2015 | 10:10 am - Guest columnist Madeleine Doubek: Good skills for children of all economic backgrounds are our collective challenge. These are our kids and they will be our future. We pay attention to them now or we pay dearly later.

Letter to the governor: Don’t forget caring

Apr 16 2015 | 1:40 pm - Guest columnist Madeleine Doubek: Dear Gov. Rauner: Congratulations, you’ve now been our fearless leader in Illinois for 90 days. And yes, fearless fits, doesn’t it?

Two Democrats see budget compromise differently

Mar 28 2015 | 3:32 pm - Guest columnist Madeleine Doubek: The plan to plug the $1.6 billion hole in the absurd 2015 budget Democrats crafted last year took some twists, turns and compromises before it got approved in bipartisan fashion and sent for a vote in the Illinois...

A freshman Democrat’s daring move

Apr 17 2014 | 10:56 am - Guest columnist Madeleine Doubek: An astonishing thing just happened. A freshman Democrat dared to say no to the state’s most powerful politician, Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan. State Rep. Scott Drury, a Highwood Democrat, was one...

A freshman Democrat’s daring move

Apr 16 2014 | 2:04 pm - Guest columnist Madeleine Doubek: An astonishing thing just happened. A freshman Democrat dared to say no to the state’s most powerful politician, Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan. State Rep. Scott Drury, a Highwood Democrat, was one...

Still time for courage, specifics in governor's race

Mar 07 2014 | 3:19 pm - Guest columnist Madeleine Doubek: There are no profiles in courage in the Illinois governor race. I'm not surprised and I probably should know better than to be disappointed, but I am. The level of discourse and detail in this all-important race is...

Rays of hope emerge from dark tales of drug abuse

Apr 04 2014 | 5:30 pm - Drug court worked for some. Or the realization there are reasons to live. People and things to be better enjoyed without the aid of artificial substances. A belief in something greater, a creator. The fulfillment that can come from meaningful...

Treatment options dwindling for families hit by ‘hidden scourge’

Apr 04 2014 | 5:30 pm - Despite a rise in the numbers of drug-addicted teens and young adults in the Northwest and West suburbs, the number of treatment facilities available to help them is shrinking.

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