The Editorial Board

The Editorial Board

Editorial | Hypocrisy on display

Chicago mayoral candidate William Daley is bashing two politicians for doing something he condoned in his brother's race for mayor.

The entertainment factor is almost always significant when Chicago politicians criticize each other because, after all, what can they credibly say?

It's usually a case of the pot calling the kettle black.

Editorial | Public Enemy No. 1 in Illinois

The state's pension mess will be the biggest issue for the winner of the governor's race.

Just another 10 days, and this dreary election year will be over. The incessant political noise will, thankfully, cease — at least for a while.

Federal races remain in doubt. The analysts are all over the place in terms of their predictions of the results.

Editorial | More to come in hoops scandal

The prospect of a prison sentence is going to loosen the tongues of those caught up in one of the biggest sports scandals of all time.

Another shoe dropped in the burgeoning college basketball pay-for-play scandal, and it was a big one.

Editorial | Rauner's 'Hail Mary' ad the latest low

Standards of propriety in political campaigns have fallen lower than a snake's belly.

Down in the polls and desperate to attract public attention to his warnings of impending apocalypse, Gov. Bruce Rauner has launched a television advertisement that would, if the language wasn't so coarse, be accurately characterized as a "Hail Mary."

Editorial | Gutter politics

Truth is a routine casualty when it comes to campaign rhetoric.

About a year ago, Democratic state Sen. Kwame Raoul not only wasn't concerned about his Republican opponent in the general election for attorney general, he was downright dismissive.

Editorial | A substantial hurdle for the defense

Brendt Christensen's trial should remain in Urbana unless the judge sees clear signs the defendant wouldn't be able to receive a fair trial here.

Editorial | For the 13th Congressional District: Rodney Davis

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis may be the bete noir of Champaign-Urbana's political activists, but he matches up nicely with his sprawling congressional district.

Democrats have dreamed for years now of capturing the U.S. House seat from Illinois' 13th Congressional District, a huge geographic area that includes Champaign-Urbana and runs all the way to the Missouri border.

Editorial | A new mayor in Danville

Ricky Williams Jr. faces the same challenges that his predecessor did.

Come Nov. 5, the city of Danville will have a new mayor, albeit an acting mayor.

Voters will have the opportunity to elect a permanent mayor to a full four-year term early next year — first in a February primary and then in an April general election.

Editorial | Double duty for Mendoza

The state comptroller is planning two elections ahead of most candidates this year.

To hear her tell it, Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza is only running for — and, most likely will win — re-election on Nov. 6.

But actions speak louder than words. In this case, much louder.

Editorial | Sen. Warren's flawed judgment

Is the one-drop rule once again fashionable?

Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, for reasons she sees as politically advantageous, argues yes. But one would hope not.