Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary

Peter Buckley/Voices: Waiting, watching at the VA

By PETER BUCKLEY

So I'm at the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System sitting in the waiting area watching aging vets walk, limp or shuffle into the building and head toward the reception desk where two VA employees are seated.

Guest commentary: Understanding the First Amendment

By JEFFREY M. McCALL

Guest commentary: Time for local governments to stop stockpiling funds

By BRAD HOLBROOK

Illinois residents pay some of the highest taxes in the nation, and unfortunately, for Illinois taxpayers, the situation is only getting worse.

Guest commentary: Video gambling having negative impact

By ANITA BEDELL

The News-Gazette had two articles about the recently released report, "Wagering in Illinois, 2017 Update."Video gambling began in Champaign in October, 2012, at two establishments. Area gamblers are now losing more than $1,000,000 a month in the video gambling machines at 54 establishments in Champaign.

Donna Reed/Voices: There'll be some changes made

By DONNA REED

Guest Commentary: Support the People's Delegation

By SCOTT R. TESS

Sunday Extra: Reforming the Electoral College

By BEN CHAPMAN

As a resident of central Illinois, I've heard all the complaints. Republicans are sick of Chicago painting the state blue year after year, and Democrats bemoan the Electoral College's propensity for choosing Republican presidents, despite the popular vote's dissent. Nobody is happy.

Asha Bernard/Voices: A romantic walk ... and run

By ASHA BERNARD

Sunday Extra: N-G forces readers to work too hard

By JOHN PALEN

It's Sunday morning, and the New York Times hasn't come yet. My wife, still in her bathrobe, settles down in her favorite chair, picks up The News-Gazette and rifles through the sections.

"Where's the front page?" she asks.

Sunday Extra: Leaders must denounce hate crimes

By DIANE SIEGLE ORE