Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary

Illinois Bicentennial | A friend to Lincoln

By JULIA EVELSIZER
The (Bloomington) Pantagraph

Grand manors make up the skylines of many Illinois communities, but the history encapsulated at the David Davis Mansion in Bloomington holds it above the rest.

Built in 1872 on Bloomington's then east side, the mansion was home to Judge David Davis and his wife, Sarah.

Ray Elliott/Voices | Reunion brings Iwo Jima veterans to C-U

By RAY ELLIOTT

Two Iwo Jima veterans and I made our way to the elevator through a group of young students in the lobby of the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel in Arlington, Va., a few years ago during the annual Iwo Jima Reunion and Symposium to commemorate the Feb. 19 anniversary of the invasion of the island during World War II.

Guest Commentary | Pritzker's toilet trouble is problem for all Cook County taxpayers

 

By BRETT ROWLAND

"We followed the rules."

That's what Democratic candidate for governor J.B. Pritzker said before he decided to repay $330,000 in property tax breaks he received that an inspector general's report described as a "scheme to defraud" taxing authorities.

Guest Commentary | College access and affordability: A better future for Illinois

By ERIC ZARNIKOW

Illinois has the talent and capacity to build a workforce pipeline for the skilled jobs of tomorrow. But to do that, we need to make sure that all Illinoisans — regardless of income or where they grow up — can choose to earn a postsecondary credential or degree.

Illinois Bicentennial | Caterpillar still playing in Peoria

By STEVE TARTER

For The Journal Star

Caterpillar continues to call central Illinois city 'home' despite moving corporate offices

Peoria wasn't always a company town. It was a distillery town, a farm implement town and a river town before the Caterpillar Tractor Co. set up shop.

Guest Commentary | Chambers of commerce have roots in merchant guilds

By BRIAN MURPHY

When we think of medieval times, we typically picture knights, kings and queens, royal courts, wars of conquest, plagues and mythical tales. Sneaking right past our collective consciousness was one of the most important institutions of the Middle Ages, the merchant guild.

Illinois Bicentennial | Lincoln turned tide against Douglas in Galesburg

By OWEN W. MUELDER
For the Register-Mail of Galesburg

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates are among the most important events in the history of the U.S.

Guest Commentary | Kepley's column on bike rules misleading

By LEONARDO COVIS, CHARLIE SMYTH and JEFF YOCKEY
Champaign County Bikes

Champaign County Bikes read last week's "The Law Q&A" column by Brett Kepley with great interest and concern. We advocate for bikes and bike riders and are very much in favor of all road users knowing and following the rules, but we found his article misleading.

Cartoonist: 'I have failed in communicating my idea'

By ROBERT ARIAIL

I have received several very angry emails addressed to you at The News-Gazette about my cartoon, "Teen angst in the era of #MeToo."

I want to assure you the meanings being ascribed to the cartoon are not what I had intended.

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