A grocer's daughter who was elected to three terms as prime minister of Great Britain, Margaret Thatcher restored her country to an honored place on the world stage.
Willful evasions of the public's right to know how their government operates cannot be tolerated.
If all public officials in Illinois recognized their obligation to share information with taxpayers, the General Assembly wouldn't have needed to pass a Freedom of Information Act.
North Korea has always been an accident waiting to happen, and now even more so.
Even by the standards of the Hermit Kingdom, the pro-war rhetoric coming out of North Korea is over the top.
Gov. Pat Quinn has again drawn the ire of a public employees' union.
Management and labor go together like love and marriage. But for too long in Illinois, state government has been almost all labor and very little management.
Over the weekend, Gov. Quinn signed legislation to restore that balance, and he ought to enforce it in an aggressive manner.
Following is a summary of News-Gazette endorsements among the contested races in Tuesday's election.
Mayor of Urbana — Laurel Prussing
Champaign City Council District 1 — Will Kyles
Champaign School Board —Scott MacAdam, John Williams III and Chuck Jackson
Urbana School Board District 3 — Regina Parnell
College coaches have the liberty to be harsh and demanding, not the license to be cruel and abusive.
By PETER T. TOMARAS
Joseph Lister, who was born last week (April 5) in 1827, was an amazing physician but a poor salesman. In 1867, this unknown British doctor, having read an article on microorganisms by the French chemist Louis Pasteur, concluded that the same microorganisms — we call them germs today — caused infections in wounds.
By JESSICA ELLIOTT