Paul Sassone is a long-time columnist for Pioneer Press and a winner of a first-place award for opinion column writing from the Local Media Association. …Read More
It doesn’t matter. That would be a normal first reaction to the news that Illinois may raise the speed limit on highways to 70 mph.
Budweiser will introduce a bowtie-shaped beer can in May. I’ll concede it’s trendy and maybe eye-catching. But have you, or anyone you know, ever complained that a can of beer is too hard to hold?
Don’t pre-judge. People tell me that. Perhaps because I often have an opinion about, say, a movie before I’ve seen it. But it’s hard not to be squeamish about the upcoming film, “The Lone Ranger.”
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I care about the safety of children. Yet I question the proposal put forth by Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka and the accompanying bill in the Illinois Legislature sponsored by State Rep. Jack Franks (D-63rd) that would prohibit public and private schools from being used as polling places.
I live backwards. Take the Oscars, for instance. They’ve been over for a while. But I’m just catching up to the Oscar-nominated films. What most people do is see the movies nominated before the Oscars are awarded. I see the Oscar-nominated films on DVD after the awards are handed out.