By David A. O'Brien and Harry H. Hilton
Recent articles in this newspaper and elsewhere reveal a number of misconceptions about the nature and purpose of the AAUP.
By James W. Loewen
Recently, Tom Kacich wrote a column in The News-Gazette, "Racism accusations need better proof," referencing my website on "sundown towns," sundown.afro.illinois.edu/sundowntowns.php, and particularly my list, "Possible Sundown Towns in IL." Sundown towns are communities that for decades were "all white" on purpose.
By Ray Elliott
Time was when there wasn't much for convicted murderers to look forward to after completion of their sentences. Take old Elizabeth Reed from Purgatory Swamp south of Palestine, Ill., for example.
By Dennis Kimme
The Champaign County Board is considering the creation of a "Racial Justice Task Force" to investigate "racial disparity" at the county jail. As a longtime criminal justice planner, and as a county resident, I oppose this proposal because I believe the premise behind it is flawed and even harmful.
By Jim Hronek
I was hired to work in an office at Champaign County Nursing Home about three months after the move was made to the new facility in 2007. As part of the interview, there was a tour of the building.