Fifth Annual Poetry and Prose Writing Competition

The Tenth Dems Community Connection 5th Annual Poetry and Prose writing competition invites high school students in Waukegan, North Chicago and Zion Township to submit original, unpublished entries on the theme of “Hope.” Awards will be presented to the winning entries at the Poetry/Prose Contest on Thursday, April 14, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm, at keep reading…

Fifth Annual Poetry and Prose Writing Competition

The Tenth Dems Community Connection 5th Annual Poetry and Prose writing competition invites high school students in Waukegan, North Chicago and Zion Township to submit original, unpublished entries on the theme of “Hope.” Awards will be presented to the winning entries at the Poetry/Prose Contest on Thursday, April 14, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm, at keep reading…

Mark Kirk Meltdown: From “Coffins” To Clean Bill?

After Mark Kirk took heat for his inflammatory remarks that Republicans “should build a number of coffins outside each Democratic office”if there was a terror attack during a potential DHS shutdown and that “all the dead Americans from [an attack] should be laid at the feet of the Democratic caucus,” it seems he has changed keep reading…

The Affordable Care Act Faces Challenges in 2015

By Mark Rosenberg, M.D. While most of us have resolved in the New Year to lose weight, exercise more, and promote peace on earth, the Republican majority in the 114th Congress has resolved to try to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or “Obamacare”) for the 50th time. Not terribly surprising or even very original. keep reading…

PTSD, Guns, the NRA, and the Ku Klux Klan – A Very Lethal Cocktail

By Steven Gan Ongoing news streams throughout my day. Like many of you, I glance at some of it for only a few nanoseconds. In other cases, I’ll actually put my work aside and read through the news bulletin. So it was back in mid-December that I was surprised to read that after a 17-month keep reading…

Congress Watch: Cong. Bob Dold Firmly on Board With House’s Right-Wing Agenda and Limiting a Woman’s Right to Choose

This will be a fascinating two years for Congress Watch.  Republicans not only control the entire 114th Congress; they also have increased their majority in the House. But we hope that will change in 2016. Republican Congressman Bob Dold, who recaptured the seat he held in the 112th Congress, will have to face 10th District keep reading…

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Fifth Annual Poetry and Prose Writing Competition

The Tenth Dems Community Connection 5th Annual Poetry and Prose writing competition invites high school students in Waukegan, North Chicago and Zion Township to submit original, unpublished entries on the theme of “Hope.” Awards will be presented to the winning entries at the Poetry/Prose Contest on Thursday, April 14, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm, at keep reading…

Mark Kirk Meltdown: From “Coffins” To Clean Bill?

After Mark Kirk took heat for his inflammatory remarks that Republicans “should build a number of coffins outside each Democratic office”if there was a terror attack during a potential DHS shutdown and that “all the dead Americans from [an attack] should be laid at the feet of the Democratic caucus,” it seems he has changed keep reading…

PTSD, Guns, the NRA, and the Ku Klux Klan – A Very Lethal Cocktail

By Steven Gan Ongoing news streams throughout my day. Like many of you, I glance at some of it for only a few nanoseconds. In other cases, I’ll actually put my work aside and read through the news bulletin. So it was back in mid-December that I was surprised to read that after a 17-month keep reading…