The Editorial Board

The Editorial Board

Editorial | New leadership in Urbana

Incoming Superintendent Jennifer Ivory-Tatum says she's excited about fixing the district's problems.

After considering three finalists for the superintendent's position in Urbana, the school board opted for a familiar, if somewhat surprising, choice — its former Assistant Superintendent Jennifer Ivory-Tatum.

Editorial | 'Shell' bill packs wallop

When it comes to the serious business of government in Illinois, there's always time for gaming the system.

No one should be shocked to discover politics sometimes intrudes on politics.

Editorial | New life for Landmark?

Urbana Mayor Diane Marlin is hoping to close an important deal.

Saints be praised — there's good news on the Landmark Hotel front at Lincoln Square Village in downtown Urbana.

But don't get carried away — there's been good news before on this issue, and nothing much came of it.

Editorial | Chicago: Out with the old, in with the new

With a new mayor, is it really a new day in the Windy City?

Inaugurations are usually festive occasions, particularly for newly elected public officials filled with optimism and confidence about their plans for the future.

Editorial | A worthy experiment

The Governor should sign the township bill and see how it plays out in McHenry County.

The 50 states that make up the United States are often characterized as "laboratories of democracy." The reference refers to the public-policy experimentation that our federal/state systems not only permit, but also encourage.

Editorial | Heading into the home stretch

For Illinois lawmakers, there's a lot to do in a relatively short time.

With just 12 days remaining before the May 31 legislative adjournment, much of Gov. J.B. Pritzker's ambitious legislative agenda remains unfulfilled.

Editorial | Corporate quotas

The same people who have failed so miserably in running Illinois have decided to expand their management horizons.

The ability to exercise great power is a heady business easily subject to gross abuse, particularly when the only restraint that can be imposed is self-restraint.

Editorial | Booms and busts

Strong economies generate the new revenues that governments at all levels need. State officials should heed the maxim.

Last week's news of a dramatic increase in state tax revenues doesn't begin to address Illinois' many serious financial problems.

Editorial | Pritzker's heavy hand

A chief executive's intemperate moves will come back to haunt him.

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has sent a regrettable message to his appointees and potential appointees to state boards and commissions — don't cross me.

Editorial | Bigger stakes, bigger losers

When it comes to video gambling in Illinois, how much is enough?

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, desperately searching for taxes to increase, hopes to raise $89 million in new revenue by boosting taxes on video gambling.