Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary: An opportunity for Illinois

By Don Fullerton, Megan Konar and Julian Reif

The scientific debate on climate change may be over, but the ethical debate has just begun.

Guest Commentary: Restoring Salaita's position would be right move

By Peter N. Kirstein

The American Association of University Professors censured the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It might be illuminating to clarify what a censure means:

Voices: Emily Klose:'It always rains when a good man dies'

By Emily Klose

The night before Steve Smith's burial with full military honors at Danville National Cemetery, it poured for hours here in Champaign, bringing to mind that old saying, "It always rains when a good man dies."

Hispanic vote will play key role in elections

By Gene Budig and Alan Heaps

The 2016 elections have moved into high gear. Candidates at all levels, along with their political parties, are jockeying for position.

This unfolding story has many subplots. One of the most intriguing is the heated competition for the Hispanic vote.

Guest commentary: Proud to be an SEIU member

By Chris Ivy

Carol Mizrahi/Voices Coffee shop spoilers

By Carol Mizrahi

I was second in line at a local coffee shop. The man ahead of me chatted away on his cellphone while the barista waited, patiently, to take his order.

Sunday Extra: (Strong) fathers know best

By James F. Burns

Guest commentary: Why I stopped paying the SEIU

By Laura Baston

In 1989, I worked as an accountant for the Marathon Pipeline company in Martinsville. I had two small children, and like many mothers, I was torn between my career and wanting to spend time with my family.

Guest commentary: Struggle is between cutting and investing

By Dan Kotowski

As much as Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to frame the budget passed by the General Assembly as a battle between the Speaker of the House and him, the budget that will soon lie on his desk is really a battle between cutting essential services and investing in the people of Illinois.

Guest commentary: Lawmakers must challenge status quo

By Matt Murphy

May 31 is the customary end of the legislative session in Springfield. Not this year though. This year a political storm is brewing in our state capital.