Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary: Farm-to-fork movement more than a fad

By LIZ MORAN STELK

Barbara Suggs-Mason, Angela Rivers/Voices: The full story on Uncle Cecil

By BARBARA SUGGS-MASON and ANGELA RIVERS

It is ironic that The News-Gazette interviewed Leo Segedin, Class of '48, about his years at the University of Illinois for its yearlong "Big 10" series commemorating the UI's 150th birthday (Sept. 24), and that Mr. Segedin shared his memories of a fellow student — our uncle — Cecil Dewey Nelson Jr.

Vietnam Stories: UI professor emeritus lost several friends in conflict

By THOMAS O'ROURKE

I have been to the Vietnam memorial in D.C. and saw the entire Ken Burns/Lynn Novick "The Vietnam War" series. I found it informative.

Guest Commentary: Leave 340B Drug Pricing Program alone

By CHAD D. HAYS

For 25 years, the 340B Drug Pricing Program has made a difference in the lives of millions of Americans. The relatively-unknown program, started in 1992, reduces the cost of drugs for many "safety-net" hospitals and providers who serve low-income, underinsured, or uninsured patients.

Sunday Extra: Dream Act deserves support

By KARLA BAYAS

Last week, almost 150 Dreamers, including myself, flew to our nation's capital to ask our members of Congress to pass the bipartisan Dream Act, which would allow us to permanently live, work and study in the country we call home.

Ray Elliott/Voices: Prisons and our responsibilities

By RAY ELLIOTT

"... And as a single leaf turns not yellow but with the silent knowledge of the whole tree, so the wrong-doer cannot do wrong without the hidden will of you all." — Kahlil Gibran, "The Prophet"

Vietnam Stories: UI professor emeritus recalls time served in battle zone

By JOHN ERDMAN

I was in ROTC at Rutgers University during my undergraduate degree days (bachelor of science in 1968). Despite a degree in food science, I was assigned to the combat engineers as a second lieutenant.

Sunday Extra: Childhood cancer ... we must do more

By MATTHEW and JENNIFER WEIDNER

Today of all the days, the best gift that could be given to our oldest son on his birthday would be the words "your sister has been healed!"

Guest Commentary: Reforming health care still elusive

By THOMAS O’ROURKE

Guest Commentary: Interpreting Second Amendment

By DAN McCOLLUM