Editorial | Pritzker's one-eyed trust is no problem

Gov. J.B. Pritzker's effort to reassure the public about his intentions is welcome, but not really necessary.

In these increasingly cynical — with ample justification — political times, there's a new narrative about super-wealthy people who enter politics.

Editorial | Headed down the same road

Expect it to be business as usual with the Illinois Tollway Authority.

Three cheers for efforts to end self-interested patronage politics in Illinois. Nonetheless, those familiar with politics here can only watch with amusement at the recent legislative zeal to bring reform to the Illinois Tollway Authority.

Editorial | Pritzker starting off on right foot

The incoming Democratic governor is set to enter office Monday with the impression that he's willing to work across the aisle.

When Democratic Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker is sworn into office Monday, he'll be expected to outline his plans for the next four years in this problem-ridden state.

Editorial | New wrinkle on old problem

Rising politician Nick Sauer fell quickly.

Former state Rep. Nick Sauer was one of those back-bench state legislators with whom few people were familiar.

But he found a way to remedy his name-recognition problem, unfortunately in the most unfortunate way.

Editorial | More construction

Development at the intersection of Lincoln and University avenues is another shot in the arm for Urbana.

Apartment and townhome construction continues to boom in Champaign-Urbana, to the point that reasonable people can wonder just who is going to fill all this residential space.

Editorial | Pay raises for top state jobs

It takes competitive salaries to attract talent, but in certain cases, there's a limit to what money can buy.

Democratic Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker won't take office until Monday, but he's already receiving a warm and cooperative response from his fellow party members, as well as Republicans in the General Assembly.

Editorial | Another one bites the dust

Life on the run can come to a quick end.

Pretentious fops everywhere like to quote the well-known phrase declaiming that "the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." What they usually mean is that whatever idea they're promoting at the moment will eventually win out because they are on "the right side of history," another tiresome cliche.

Editorial | Green pastures for Lou Lang

The longtime state representative has stepped down and taken a likely lucrative lobbying job.

The decision by longtime state Rep. Lou Lang to resign his Illinois House seat says a lot about state government in Illinois, none of it good.

Editorial | A tall task for the Illinois Department of Corrections

Legal challenges have put a spotlight on the need for improved physical and mental care for inmates, but finding the professionals to get the job done has been difficult.

Pending litigation in Illinois' federal courts demonstrates the serious responsibility and the high cost the state bears in providing health care to prison inmates.

Editorial | Straightforward message from pope

U.S. Catholic bishops, meeting as a groupin suburban Chicago, get what could be described as a severe scolding from the pope. His message seemed directed particularly at bishops in Illinois who recently were content to blame their predecessors for the clergy abuse scandal in the church.