Editorials

Editorials

Management and labor?

Legal questions — and controversy — surrounding the election of a Parkland College faculty member to the college's board of trustees are as predictable as rain in April.

Who's the boss?

Parkland College President Tom Ramage or Parkland faculty member Rochelle Harden?

Tax Day: Past due

For some people, including state employees, the deadline for filing federal and state income taxes came and went a long time ago.

Urbana needs to take its time

City officials need to put the proposed Lincoln Square hotel deal under microscopic scrutiny.

Urbana City Council members voted last week to keep talking about a proposal for the city to underwrite the redevelopment of the Landmark Hotel at Lincoln Square.

Board can't deny reality

In a democracy, election results are supposed to mean something.

Are disappointed county board Democrats determined to double down on the financial failure of the Champaign County Nursing Home?

It's a little too early to reach that conclusion. But board members are showing disturbing signs of rejecting the results of the plebiscite they put on the April 4 ballot.

Ever downward

Failing to decide about how to fix our sorry state is deciding to fail.

The state of Illinois — the city of Aurora and its environs, specifically — got some bad news recently when Caterpillar announced it was closing a machine production facility there and eliminating about 800 jobs.

As bad news goes, it could have been worse.

Failure across the board

Is Illinois really one of 50 states in the United States? Or is it some kind of alternative universe of government dysfunction?

Members of the Illinois Senate aren't scheduled to reconvene until April 25. Their counterparts in the Illinois House are holding a few committee meetings this week, but doing little else.

United in bad decisions

Is the customer always right?

United Airlines didn't do itself any favors over the weekend when it became embroiled in an avoidable dispute over the ejection from one of its flights of a seated passenger who had paid for his ticket.

Education reform?

Limited financial resources require government to spend wisely. So why does government in Illinois waste so much money?

How much money can the people of Illinois afford to squander on unnecessary units of government?

Pritzker throws wallet into ring

Several Democrats are competing for the right to take on Illinois' Republican governor in 2018.

Billionaire businessman J.B. Pritzker has become the latest Democrat to jump into the next year's battle to oust Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner from office.

But first, he'll have to take on a slew of Democrats in the March 2018 party primary election.

Free at last

It looks as if a bureaucratic battle over the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has come to a merciful end.

Establishing Springfield's Abraham Lincoln library and museum as a free-standing state agency could have been done two years ago. But it's better late than never.