Author Archives: Michael Feltes

What’s Good for the Goose…

The current brouhaha between Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes and many of the state’s judges over the latter’s financial compensation finds all of our political leaders tiptoeing around a fundamental hypocrisy underlying the debate. Article 6, Section 14 of the Illinois … Continue reading

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Medea’s Cloak Returned

9 January 2002 by Michael Feltes There are moments when I awaken that I feel like my bed clothes are on fire There’s suffering woven into the fabric: the pain of mothers walking beside their young daughters into the gaping … Continue reading

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Firestone Pulls Out of Decatur

Forty miles to the west-southwest of Champaign-Urbana, a sinkhole is growing, slowly but surely. Its name is Decatur. This city’s economy, always reliant on the manual labor of its residents, has been slowly fading as industry emigrates. One of the … Continue reading

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