Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary: Top 10 reasons for state's financial stalemate

By Christopher Z. Mooney

Guest Commentary: No need for workers' comp reform

By Perry J. Browder

Guest Commentary: Put the brakes on Amtrak service cuts

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.

Mike Pemberton/Voices Oh, bats! Cue the pipe organ!

By Mike Pemberton

"I knew it. Look, a bat," I said to Yolanda.


"On the siding. By the door," I pointed.

Guest commentary: Opportunity to reinvent broadcast news

By Jeffrey M. McCall

Guest commentary: Weeding out editorial inaccuracies

By Steve Shoemaker and Alexander E. Sharp

Robert Silverman/Voices: Teens should learn the art of thoughtful argument

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.

Guest Commentary: Restoring Salaita's position would be right move

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:

Guest Commentary: An opportunity for Illinois

By Don Fullerton, Megan Konar and Julian Reif

The scientific debate on climate change may be over, but the ethical debate has just begun.

Voices: Emily Klose:'It always rains when a good man dies'

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."