By Tom Carper
I serve on the Amtrak board of directors, and as mayor of Macomb from 1991 to 2003 worked with local, regional and state leaders to preserve Amtrak services. Most importantly, I live in west central Illinois where Amtrak is essential to our economy.
By Mike Pemberton
"I knew it. Look, a bat," I said to Yolanda.
"On the siding. By the door," I pointed.
By Robert Silverman
Remember when cult behavior upset us? Now cults saw off heads and we sip cappuccino.
In the 1980s, I directed many retreats for a program called Champaign County Operation Snowball. A new adult volunteer, at her first retreat, told me she felt guilty and had to tell the truth. My anxiety spiked.
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:
By Don Fullerton, Megan Konar and Julian Reif
The scientific debate on climate change may be over, but the ethical debate has just begun.
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."