We are writing to respond to the recent opinion piece by Nicholas Burbules and Joyce Tolliver ("Salaita Case Calls for Honest Debate"). We agree with these colleagues that the case calls for dialogue, but note that this very possibility was foreclosed when the chancellor rescinded Dr.
We cannot let investment in our strong transportation infrastructure go the way of state pensions, putting it off until tomorrow — until it's too late.
Our transportation system is the jewel in the state's somewhat tarnished crown.
By Charles Schultz
At its Aug. 11 meeting, the Champaign school board approved the final draft for the wording of the November 2014 referendum asking for $149 million in property taxes. There are many reasons why this tax increase might fail.
The concerned citizen should be made aware of the many factors that are coming into play.
By Greg Cozad
As a member of the Stevick Foundation board since 2007, I enjoy readers' comments about The News-Gazette and its related entities. The Stevick Foundation owns 100 percent of the stock of The News-Gazette Inc., and our mission, in part, is to try to provide a newspaper and radio stations that add to the quality of life for area residents.
By Keith Hays
In 1923, a crowd of more than 3,000 gathered in Urbana's Crystal Lake Park for a Ku Klux Klan rally. The crowd was too big to be accommodated in the Klan-owned Illinois Theatre on Urbana's Main Street.
By Greg Knott
The fall semester at Parkland College is just a few days from starting. I find this time of year very exciting, with new and returning students coming to Parkland, to learn new skills and knowledge that may help them start a new career, begin their college journey or perhaps take a class for personal interest.
By Carol Mizrahi
Flip-flops can be lethal.
Yes, that's what I said. Lethal! They can kill.
I know because they almost killed my son. He was riding his bike and approached an intersection that was clearly marked: STOP! BIKERS AND WALKERS HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY.