Guest Commentary

IHSA keeps best interests of student-athletes in mind

Greg Cohen

The Illinois High School Association is an easy target to attack. It is difficult for me to watch quietly as people attack this organization. The people attacking the IHSA get upset over one event, one decision or one action and don't recognize all the good the IHSA does for student-athletes in the state of Illinois.


Why do our public schools never improve?

By Andrew Wilk


The real war on women

By Laura Adrian

I am a woman. I can vote, I have a job, and I'm pursuing an education. Thank you, early women's libbers, for giving me those opportunities. But modern progressive feminism has gone far beyond suffrage and "votes for women." Once capable and virtuous, the new American woman is now petty and promiscuous.


Informed citizens, solidarity needed to save us

By David L. Green


Candidates need to address pensions

By Christopher Z. Mooney

You may not have noticed, but on July 3, the Illinois State Supreme Court dealt a body blow to the state's body politic.


Transfer payment economy is trouble

By Andrew Wilk

Just as filling potholes can only temporarily hide the fact that a road is crumbling, so does our refusal to recognize that government's unprecedented experiment with Keynesian stimulus — known to the uninitiated masses as borrowing and spending on a breathtaking scale — has likely just about run its course.


Congress can help ease family burdens

By Ann Callis

Being a mother is one of the biggest motivating factors for me to stand up and run for Congress. I proudly watched my son become an Army Ranger, and my daughter become a middle school teacher, and was inspired by both. I think all parents reading this will understand what I mean when I say I am in awe of who my children have become.


Group restoring flag from Civil War

By Tom Emery

CARLINVILLE — For the second time, members of a central Illinois Civil War group have successfully spearheaded an effort to restore a Civil War flag.


A conversation and an option not yet explored

By Mike Pemberton


What happens when two roads diverge

By Joseph Bauers

The school parking lot was filled with cars that no teenager ought to drive, at least from my father's point of view.

The summer before my senior year, I had purchased, on his advice, a 1949 Chevrolet, my first car.


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