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Columnist for The Daily Southtown, part of the Chicago Tribune family of publications. I write about people in the south suburbs of Chicago and issues affecting them.

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U.S. military veterans who have been deported to Mexico are seen honoring fallen soldiers on Memorial Day in Juarez, Mexico. (Herika Martinez/AFP/Getty Images)
RT @DailySouthtown: December trial date set for former Lincoln-Way superintendent Lawrence Wyllie's federal fraud case…
@SMCaliendo Tom Robbins wrote, “imprecise speech is one of the major causes of mental illness in human beings.”
RT @chicagotribune: Legendary songwriter Neil Diamond announced Monday that he has Parkinson's disease and will retire from touring as…
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