Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary: Crucial resource for Americans with disabilities

By CRAIG GUNDERSEN

As Congress considers making drastic cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), it's more important than ever to dispel myths about the program and shed more light on the families SNAP serves.

Guest Commentary: Entertainment industry careens down low road

By JEFFREY M. McCALL

The content of American film and television "entertainment" has undoubtedly become more coarse and adult-oriented in recent years. Some movies and television programs are not fit for kids and many adults don't want to absorb the bad language, skin and gratuitous violence that characterizes mediated culture today.

Guest commentary: A jobs plan to help fix state of Illinois

By BJARNE JENSEN

Many people believe our fiscal crisis will be solved now that a budget has been approved. But passing a budget this year doesn't solve the underlying problem, it only pushes the crisis off to next year and so on.

Guest Commentary: Recalling fond memories of Mr. Steak

By RAMONA SULLIVAN

If you went out for dinner in Champaign-Urbana between 1990-1996, I may have been your server at Mr. Steak. I was a waitress at the corner of Goodwin and University Avenue several days each week during college and law school.

Ray Elliott/Voices: Jarvey dug wells — by hand, too

By RAY ELLIOTT

He braked the old Allis-Chalmers to a stop in front of the house and squinted into the evening sun at the front door. A skinny boy of 12 or 13 years old years old ran out the door to greet him.

"Hi, Jarvey," the boy said. "How are you?"

Sunday Extra: Is obstruction of injustice a crime?

By HENRY SEITER JR.

Raised as a JFK Democrat and someone who recently voted for three Illinois Democrats in the 2016 November election, I find the serial smoke-and-mirror innuendos, illegal surveillance leaks and the CFR Section 45.2 violating investigation into POTUS by special counselor Robert Mueller to be profoundly disturbing and suspicious.

Joseph Bauers/Voices: Dogs and the thin veneer of human dominance

By JOSEPH BAUERS

The sad dog barks, but no one really hears him. His pattern goes like this: a long W-O-O-F, drawn from the lowest registers of his voice box, followed by an equally long silence. Then another W-O-O-F, and another silence. He can go on like that for long stretches, believe me.

Sunday Extra: Reducing number of insured not the answer

By RAVISHANKAR HASANADKA

With the current zeal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, I should express my medical opinion that reducing the number of people that have health care, particularly those that have a difficult time affording health care, is not in the best interest of the American people.

Sheila Ferguson: Rosecrance focuses on future

By SHEILA FERGUSON

Richard Tryon/Voices: Let's find a way to fully restore Solon house

By RICHARD R. TRYON

My first view of the Solon house was in 1958, when my travel home from a new job with the Colwell Publishing Co. led me to observe an architectural style I hadn't seen since growing up in the East Coast states of New York and New Jersey.