Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary

Sunday Extra: The right to die

By DAN McCOLLUM

Guest Commentary: Entertainment industry careens down low road

By JEFFREY M. McCALL

The content of American film and television "entertainment" has undoubtedly become more coarse and adult-oriented in recent years. Some movies and television programs are not fit for kids and many adults don't want to absorb the bad language, skin and gratuitous violence that characterizes mediated culture today.

Louis Liebovich/Voices: C-U legal community lost a unique character

By LOUIS LIEBOVICH

I would be totally remiss if I did not sit down and write a few words about perhaps one of the most unique persons ever to grace the Champaign-Urbana legal community: attorney Richard Joy. Dick was special. He died of pancreatic cancer July 3 and we'll miss him.

Guest Commentary: Crucial resource for Americans with disabilities

By CRAIG GUNDERSEN

As Congress considers making drastic cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), it's more important than ever to dispel myths about the program and shed more light on the families SNAP serves.

Guest Commentary: Recalling fond memories of Mr. Steak

By RAMONA SULLIVAN

If you went out for dinner in Champaign-Urbana between 1990-1996, I may have been your server at Mr. Steak. I was a waitress at the corner of Goodwin and University Avenue several days each week during college and law school.

Guest commentary: A jobs plan to help fix state of Illinois

By BJARNE JENSEN

Many people believe our fiscal crisis will be solved now that a budget has been approved. But passing a budget this year doesn't solve the underlying problem, it only pushes the crisis off to next year and so on.

Sunday Extra: Is obstruction of injustice a crime?

By HENRY SEITER JR.

Raised as a JFK Democrat and someone who recently voted for three Illinois Democrats in the 2016 November election, I find the serial smoke-and-mirror innuendos, illegal surveillance leaks and the CFR Section 45.2 violating investigation into POTUS by special counselor Robert Mueller to be profoundly disturbing and suspicious.

Ray Elliott/Voices: Jarvey dug wells — by hand, too

By RAY ELLIOTT

He braked the old Allis-Chalmers to a stop in front of the house and squinted into the evening sun at the front door. A skinny boy of 12 or 13 years old years old ran out the door to greet him.

"Hi, Jarvey," the boy said. "How are you?"

Sunday Extra: Reducing number of insured not the answer

By RAVISHANKAR HASANADKA

With the current zeal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, I should express my medical opinion that reducing the number of people that have health care, particularly those that have a difficult time affording health care, is not in the best interest of the American people.