Guest Commentaries

Guest Commentaries

Voices: In this day and age, having a friend is a precious thing

By Dan Mullis

Standing in a cemetery, your good friend has just buried his mother, he turns to you and embraces you and says "thank you for being here." At that moment there is no better place for you to be.

Friends and family being there during uncertain, difficult, tragic and sad times to help us get through whatever is happening has always been part of our heritage.

We are in need of a third national political party

By Andrew Wilk

Voices: Constitution has continually inspired Americans

By JESSICA ELLIOTT

Guest commentary: Community college movement continues to advance

By GENE BUDIG

For generations the community colleges of America were seen as second-class members of the higher education community, or where the ill-prepared and marginal high school graduates should go. The first to be established was Joliet Junior College in 1901.

UI legal experts weigh in on pension reform

Editor's note: In interviews with News Bureau business and law editor Phil Ciciora, two University of Illinois law professors, John D. Colombo and Laurie Reynolds, weigh in on the constitutionality of the pension reform efforts under consideration in the Illinois Legislature.

By PHIL CICIORA

Guest commentary: Observing Holocaust Remembrance Day

By DIANE GOTTHEIL and CAROL MIZRAHI

Guest commentary: Medicare worth preserving, improving and expanding

By THOMAS O'ROURKE

As the saying goes, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Medicare is a classic example.

Homer mayor offers details on proposed water sale

By DAVID LUCAS

The Homer Village Board is facing a question, whether to sell treated water and sewer services to a potential new business south of Homer.

The board members have been investigating this question for several months. I would like to share some facts on this matter.

1) How much water will be sold?