Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary

Guest commentary: Time for local governments to stop stockpiling funds

By BRAD HOLBROOK

Illinois residents pay some of the highest taxes in the nation, and unfortunately, for Illinois taxpayers, the situation is only getting worse.

Guest commentary: Video gambling having negative impact

By ANITA BEDELL

The News-Gazette had two articles about the recently released report, "Wagering in Illinois, 2017 Update."Video gambling began in Champaign in October, 2012, at two establishments. Area gamblers are now losing more than $1,000,000 a month in the video gambling machines at 54 establishments in Champaign.

Donna Reed/Voices: There'll be some changes made

By DONNA REED

Guest Commentary: Support the People's Delegation

By SCOTT R. TESS

Sunday Extra: Reforming the Electoral College

By BEN CHAPMAN

As a resident of central Illinois, I've heard all the complaints. Republicans are sick of Chicago painting the state blue year after year, and Democrats bemoan the Electoral College's propensity for choosing Republican presidents, despite the popular vote's dissent. Nobody is happy.

Sunday Extra: N-G forces readers to work too hard

By JOHN PALEN

It's Sunday morning, and the New York Times hasn't come yet. My wife, still in her bathrobe, settles down in her favorite chair, picks up The News-Gazette and rifles through the sections.

"Where's the front page?" she asks.

Asha Bernard/Voices: A romantic walk ... and run

By ASHA BERNARD

Guest Commentary: All eyes on Illinois case

By DAN McCALEB

Americans went back to work this week after celebrating another Labor Day holiday.

By the time the next Labor Day rolls around in 2018, the country's labor laws — particularly as they relate to public employee unions — could be dramatically different.

That's thanks to a lawsuit emanating from Illinois.

Mike Pemberton/Voices: Lovie, the Illini and gold days

By MIKE PEMBERTON

"Memories, Seem like yesterday, Old days, Good times I remember, Gold days..." — "Old Days," written by James Pankow and recorded by Chicago.

With the recurring hub-bub about the Chief and cartoon-show war chants, perhaps it's worth remembering some gold days.

Sunday Extra: Leaders must denounce hate crimes

By DIANE SIEGLE ORE