Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary | Pedestrian-stop study results troubling

By DURL KRUSE

Has the time come for the Urbana and Champaign police departments to explain why so many African-American pedestrian stops occur in our community? When compared to other municipal law enforcement agencies statewide, the 2016 Illinois Pedestrian Stop Study strongly suggests so.

Gene A. Budig/Alan Heaps | Attending college: A big decision

By GENE A. BUDIG and ALAN HEAPS

It's the end of spring and the beginning of summer, and that means college graduation for millions of Americans.

Guest Commentary | Crisis looms in workers' comp system

By DR. DAVID FLETCHER

There's a crisis looming in our state's workers' compensation system. If allowed to fester, it will keep workers from receiving timely medical treatment for workplace injuries. It will delay workers' recoveries and their return to their jobs. And it will end up costing more for the very businesses and insurers seeking efficiencies in the system.

Illinois Bicentennial | O'Hare has long been a top destination

By MAMI PIKE
(Arlington Heights) Daily Herald

It took just seven years for O'Hare International Airport to rise from an unassuming, former aircraft factory to the world's busiest airport in 1962.

Ray Elliott/Voices | 'Blowing fire' takes the pain out of a burn

By RAY ELLIOTT

I was young, only 6 years old. Although I don't understand it, I do remember what happened, how I felt. Let me tell you about it.

Sunday Extra | Constitutional context

By GEORGE AMAYA

There has been much discussion about some of our Constitutional amendments. The Second Amendment tops the list, but I've also read discussions on the Third and, of course, the First regularly draws attention.

Illinois Bicentennial | Dramatic changes

By ANDY KRAVETZ

Washington, Ill., resident Mary Kerr said World War II caused everyone to sacrifice.

"When we went into Iraq in 2001, there was no difference in my life because we went to war. But then, everyone was affected; from Victory Gardens to rationing of items to the draft, everyone was in," she said.

Sunday Extra | War with Iran is a bad idea

By C.G. ESTABROOK

Israel is pushing the U.S. to go to war with Iran. We shouldn't let it happen.

Fifteen years ago, the U.S. government attacked Iraq and killed a million people — on the basis of lies that Iraq had dangerous "weapons of mass destruction."

During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump talked of his opposition to the attack on Iraq:

Rosemary Laughlin/Voices | Unfolding D-Day from inside France

By ROSEMARY LAUGHLIN

It is a fascinating story told by my neighbor, who recently died in her late 90s.

Marie was born to a French mother and an American father, a French-speaking military officer, who met after the great war.

Guest commentary | Evil resides in men, not guns

By PETER T. TOMARAS