By JUNE ELLEN LEYERLE
I admit it. I'm a liberal — but I'm not a left-wing nut job. I'm semi-normal. I'm an accountant and a mom. My husband was an auto mechanic until his back gave out, and now he's a parts clerk — and a dad. We are worried about our children and yours.
By DENNIS ROBERTS
As alderman of Ward 5, whose boundary includes the greatest part of downtown Urbana, I am naturally highly vested in the vitality of our downtown. I have placed considerable personal time into projects that could add energy to the downtown, and naturally I have great interest in the redevelopment potential of the Urbana Lincoln/Landmark Hotel.
By STEVE RUTLEDGE
We didn't have Facebook or even email; rather, we '80s teens communicated through written notes passed in class, slipped into lockers, and mailed to homes over the summer.
By JOHN KINDT
In Illinois, Lincoln's essential premise of "government of the people, by the people and for the people" has been corrupted into "government of the casinos, by the casinos and for the casinos"— as exemplified by the new casino legislation in Senate Bill 7.
By JAMES GOLASZEWSKI
A piece of University of Illinois heritage is about to be given away, and the transaction has garnered none of the attention usually associated with such events.
Editor's note: University of Illinois labor and employment relations Professor Michael LeRoy is an expert on immigration and employment policy. In an interview with News Bureau business and law Editor Phil Ciciora, LeRoy discusses the implications of President Donald Trump's controversial immigration ban.
By PHIL CICIORA with MICHAEL LeROY
By RAY TRANCHANT
In recent weeks, sanctuary city officials, mayors, university presidents and even the governor of California have held press conferences that further draw a "line in the sand" with the Trump administration regarding the elimination of sanctuaries for illegal visitors.
By State Rep. CAROL AMMONS, D-Urbana
While the Affordable Care Act (also called Obamacare and ACA) is a federal program, many community members have expressed to me concerns about plans to repeal it.
I want to discuss the issue and the implications for you, my constituents, regardless of your political persuasion.
By EMILY KLOSE
The News-Gazette's recent front-page story on the decline of foot traffic to banks surely does not apply to my 93-year-old father.
By ZAINAB SUSI
I was part of the Women's March in Champaign last weekend. This was my very first time protesting ever, and I am really proud of it. The march's energy and the women (and men) who united together was indescribable.