Editorial | On to the next battle

With the 2018 election barely in the record books, it's time to look ahead to the 2020 presidential election.

Editorial | George H.W. Bush (1924-2018)

From a world war through the Cold War and beyond, President Bush met this country's challenges up close and personal.

All American presidents, no matter what their personal qualities, are extraordinary individuals. How else could they have climbed to the top of the political heap?

Editorial | Nancy gets the nod?

U.S. House Democrats have overwhelmingly chosen their longtime leader Nancy Pelosias their preferred choice for speaker. Buta small band of party dissenters say they'll continue to oppose her.

Editorial | Court ruling outlines problem

Will this state ever get out of its pension hole? Not at the rate it's going.

The Illinois Supreme Court last week issued a complicated, unanimous decision that didn't make a ripple on the news.

Editorial | Now you see it, now you don't

That was some rhetorical assault that didn't happen Tuesday in Springfield.

Illinois legislators occupy a make-believe world, one where money grows on trees and chickens never come home to roost.

Editorial | More tax dollars down the drain

The Champaign County Nursing Home's horror story gets more frightening by the month.

When it comes to the Champaign County Nursing Home, there are two kinds of news — bad and worse.

That's why the county hasn't closed the sale yet (bad news) and, as a consequence, must keep throwing away more tax dollars (worse news).

Editorial | Close race in Macon County

The contest for sheriff shows why your vote can make a difference.

Every vote counts.

How often have readers heard that one — perhaps so many times that the phrase to them is nothing more than a tired cliche.

But the thing about cliches is that they sum up a simple truth — as demonstrated by the tentative results of the race for sheriff in Macon County.

Editorial | Murder is bad business

President Donald Trump's business-first approach is at odds with this country's traditional advocacy of human rights.

President Trump rarely misses an opportunity to say the wrong thing on sensitive matters, the latest example being his expression of something akin to indifference to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by agents from Saudi Arabia.

Editorial | GOP bet on wrong horse

It's pretty clear what happened on Nov. 6. Now analysts are digging deep intothe voting numbers and polling datato figure out why.

Democrats scored a series of big wins on Election Day, most notably winning back a majority of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Editorial | Leave criminal investigations to the pros

University administrators can learn a few things after seeing the fallout from Michigan State's missteps.

Anyone who thought the Dr. Larry Nassar scandal at Michigan State was over or nearly over got a shocking surprise last week.