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  • In Peoria, parody and self-parody

    In Peoria, parody and self-parody
    These days, social media are a big part of politics. So when Rahm Emanuel embarked on his race for mayor of Chicago in 2010, it was no surprise to see @MayorEmanuel appear on Twitter.
  • Women's religious liberty is eroded by ruling

    The Tuesday editorial on the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision claims the decision "bulwarks Americans' freedom." Clearly the Tribune editorial board has a narrower view of freedom than many Americans, particularly American women, whose health,...

    No buffer from the court's hypocrisy

     
    Other instances where the courts have been just fine with buffer zones to protect people from verbal harassment on the public way. From Eugene Volokh: Frisby v. Schultz (1988) — which is relatively uncontroversial on the Court today — held...

    Police raid over tweets leads to lawsuit against Peoria mayor

    Police raid over tweets leads to lawsuit against Peoria mayor
    PEORIA—When Jon Daniel created a Twitter account spoofing the town’s mayor in March, he planned to entertain friends with a steady stream of occasionally profane and often sophomoric messages. The Peoria native said he had no animosity...

    New DCFS chief hopes to restore stability

    New DCFS chief hopes to restore stability
    Restoring stability to Illinois’ troubled child-welfare agency as it faces the possibility of budget cuts are among the challenges the agency’s new director said she will face in coming months. Bobbie Gregg acknowledged that the revolving...