Editorial | End politics on state high court

The more judges act like politicians, the less respect the public will have for the judicial branch of government.

Rumors have been swirling around the Illinois Supreme Court for several months now that veteran Justice Charles Freeman of Chicago is planning to hang up his robe and call it a career.

One step at a time

Achieving relatively small savings in large numbers can add up to big money.

When it comes to problems — as anyone who's paying the slightest bit of attention knows — Illinois is a target-rich environment.

Editorial | Who will pay and how much?

"Don't tax you. Don't tax me. Tax the guy behind the tree."

That bit of doggerel is popularly attributed to late Louisiana U.S. Sen. Russell Long, the powerful chairman of the Senate Finance Committee.

Editorial | Blagojevich shot down again

The Supreme Court may have rejected the ex-governor's final opportunity to exit prison early.

Is it finally over?

The U.S. Supreme Court may have finally pulled the plug on the endless appeals of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Editorial | Rauner has two election foes

A third-party candidate for governor isn't really running to win.

Politics is about addition and subtraction, adding votes to one side of the ledger and removing them from the other.

Editorial | Can't pick and choose

Is this country a nation of laws or a lawless nation?

Effingham County drew a good deal of attention to itself, much of it disapproving, when the county board there passed a resolution declaring itself a sanctuary for gun owners.

Editorial | Barbara Bush: 1925-2018

It's hard to imagine how one could live a more full life than the former first lady.

One thing is for sure — Barbara Bush didn't get cheated.

The former first lady of the United States packed a lot of living into her 92 years on this earth.

Editorial | Will legislators do right thing?

Stricken twice from the ballot by cynical legal manipulation in past years, a proposed Illinois constitutional amendment to end gerrymandering is before the Legislature again.

May 6 will be here in the blink of an eye, so the people from Change Illinois don't have a lot of time to help try to save the state of Illinois from itself.

Editorial | It's crucial to have open discussion

What should be standard operating procedure wasn't at a University of Illinois event.

University of Illinois officials apparently decided that one embarrassing screw-up was enough — so today's scheduled "critical conversation" on free speech will be open to all.

Editorial | 'Twas a great victory! Well, not really

The Illinois Senate's action on the Equal Rights Amendment is just a symbolic gesture in an election year.

Better late than never is a common refrain, one that refers doing the right thing in a not-quite-timely manner.

But missing a deadline by 36 years? That's a different story altogether.