Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary

Basic questions remain on mine

By Tyler Rotche

Solutions for fixing state's pension crisis

Editor's note: John D. Colombo, the Albert E. Jenner Jr. Professor and interim dean of the University of Illinois College of Law, spoke with News Bureau business and law editor Phil Ciciora about what's next for pension reform in the state of Illinois.

Q: Was there anything from the Illinois Supreme Court's ruling that particularly stuck out to you?

Sunday Extra: AT&T in need of a wake-up call

By David Kolata

In claiming that Illinois' system for regulating telephone service is behind the times, AT&T seems to have forgotten that consumer protections never go out of date.

Good farm policy deserves support

By Mark Pflugmacher

I grow soybeans in Champaign County. Farmers, like me, believe it's important to care for the environment because we want the next generation to be able to enjoy the farm community like we have.

End cronyism in state hiring

 By Karen McConnaughay

Why Illinoisans should back free-trade pact

By Clark Packard

Illinois' Congressional delegation is straddling the fence on the most significant and contentious issue facing Congress right now: a free trade bill known as Trade Promotion Authority.

No quick fix for state's pension crisis

By Robert F. Rich

Donna Reed: A bad kitty, a good dog and a '63 Chevy Nova

By Donna Reed

I live with escape artists. They each have their own motivations and means, but they all have escape as their goal.

In Illinois, funding pensions was never sexy

By Dannie Mahoney

Earlier this month, the Illinois Supreme Court blocked the former governor's plan of recovery for the state's pension debt crisis.