Opinion

Do Illinois residents really want to leave the state? Poll gives insight

By DENNIS GRUBAUGH    The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University Carbondale recently asked registered voters one of the most germane questions in a very tumultuous year in Illinois:     “If you had the opportunity, would you like to move to another state, or would you rather remain in your current state?”    While…

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Congress, stop groveling at feet of Big Pharma, set our people free

By ALAN J. ORTBALS    Sometimes I read things that just burn me up. A case in point was a recent article in The Journal.ie, an Irish Internet news publication, regarding a company called Gilead Biopharmaceutics Ireland.    You’re probably saying, “Jeez, Al, get a life,” but let me explain. Gilead Biopharma is a subsidiary of Gilead…

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