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    On Aug. 31, The Pantagraph printed a “Viewpoint” piece written by Lisa Rickard of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, located in Washington, D.C. (“McLean County courts should end farce”).

      The comedian W.C. Fields once said, “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then give up. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it.”

        It has been 100 years since one of the deadliest industrial disasters in U.S. history. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire caused the deaths of 146 people, mostly women and children, some as young as 13. While trying to escape, many found exit doors locked and they jumped to their deaths wh…

        A National Hockey League team with a Russian player has decided against wearing special warmup jerseys to commemorate Pride Night, citing an anti-gay Kremlin law that could imperil Russian athletes when they return home. The Chicago Blackhawks will not wear Pride-themed warmup jerseys before Sunday’s game against Vancouver. That's according to a person with knowledge of the matter who spoke to The Associated Press. The decision was made by the Blackhawks following discussions with security officials within and outside the franchise, a person familiar with the situation told the AP on Wednesday. Two Canadian players on the Florida Panthers decided not to wear Pride-themed jerseys on Thursday night, while Russian star Sergei Bobrovsky took part in warmups in one.


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