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The crossroads that made Chicago

Conceptually, the words “Chicago, Wisconsin” are sure to baffle almost anyone reading them today. The idea that Illinois’s metropolis (and the nation’s third-largest city) could somehow be a part of the Dairy State seems laughable. Too bound to the long and sordid annals of Illinois politics, despite at times feeling a million miles away from […]

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Jack Higgins

Over the years I have been frequently astonished by the work of Sun-Times editorial cartoonist Jack Higgins. In February 2001 I wrote, “As an ultimate expression of the rabidly right-wing editorial fervor of today’s Sun-Times, and of the rabidly right-wing cartoons Higgins has taken to drawing, the cartoon becomes even more infuriating.” It was a […]