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The CDC placing essential workers in Phase 1b is an important first step to include race and socioeconomics in determining who gets the first doses of the vaccine. However, given that the supply of vaccines will initially be limited, we must prioritize people of color who have suffered most from this virus.
Donald Trump can avoid a federal criminal investigation once he's out of office by not pardoning Rudy Giuliani.
The recent death of Diego Maradona revives thinking on the decades-long tensions between Britain and South America.
If strict COVID-19 safety measures are in place, schools (particularly for younger children) can be safe.
Among many conservatives, Trump’s destructive response to his defeat is seen as the problem. That is certainly a problem. But it’s downstream of the original sin of embracing Trump in the first place.
A Chicagoan who is HIV-positive during the COVID-19 pandemic sees the need for health care policy that fights discrimination.
For the new administration of President-elect Joe Biden and for state and local officials, there’s a warning sign: Anything that smacks of discrimination against religious organizations will run into trouble, pandemic or no pandemic.
December's darkness, especially this year, is daunting. But we can find light within ourselves.
A National Week of Mourning could recall not only the first Thanksgiving but also the Sand Creek Massacre in late November 1864, and those who participated in it .
The power of the nuns at Our Lady of the Angels — then and now.
The tale of how Foxconn failed to deliver in Wisconsin makes the case for doing away with economic development subsidies.
There was a time when a football game at Soldier Field that drew as many as 120,000 people featured players too young to vote. It was a time when the biggest football game for high schools here was played for local bragging rights.
Is conservatism the goal or a means to another end?
By rejecting permits for Pebble Mine in Alaska, the Trump administration did the right thing.
Alaina Hampton, who sued Michael Madigan's organizations in 2018 over alleged sexual harassment, writes about the impact her case has had in Illinois.
The story of Catholicism in America is one that can guide us to imagine greater acceptance of all races and religions.
Eight months into the coronavirus pandemic, Illinois should use what we've learned to adjust its public health strategies.
Commentary from Andy Shaw: Is Michael Madigan the master operative or misunderstood? Two theories, explored.
While we take a COVID-19-imposed break from Thanksgiving gatherings, perhaps we should use the time to rethink the stories we tell on this holiday.
Trump could have won reelection if he'd stepped up as president.
Why efforts to censor Abigail Shrier’s book will backfire and hurt trans people.
A Northwestern medical resident relates his time with COVID-19 patients to the weariness we all feel as we approach another difficult holiday.
Here's why the Democrats are hot to cancel student debt.
I was a Giuliani staffer and, at times, proud of it. Which is why I’m among those especially depressed by Rudy’s long Trump-era unraveling, which of late has gone from merely pathetic to bathetic.
Showwoman Texas Guinan's career spanned the U.S., but her time in Chicago made a significant impact on her life -- and ultimately ushered her to death.
A moment of toilet paper hoarding leads to a greater lesson about the world we're in.
Reviews of Barack Obama's "A Promised Land" reveal a struggle we have with the way Obama may have overthought challenges through his presidency.
Commentary: Football and its code of honor are worth the risks of playing.
Editorial cartoonist Scott Stantis offers his take on current events.