Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary

Sunday Extra: Urbana as a sanctuary city

By KAREN ARAM

For those in fear of sanctuary cities being defunded, as has been pointed out, the president must go through Congress, and it then goes to the states.

It was a threat made by the Reagan administration in the 1980s.

Guest Commentary: The ultimate service business

By PETER T. TOMARAS

Guest commentary: State should create Tax Revision Commission

By MICHAEL D. BELSKY

It is clear that the two major sources of revenue for the state of Illinois — income and sales taxes — are not adequate to fund government services. The state has $130 billion in unfunded pension liabilities, $11 billion in unpaid bills and a deficit of more than $5 billion. And if nothing is done, these daunting liabilities will continue to grow.

Guest Commentary: Resist Trump's deportations

By RICARDO DIAZ

Krista Vance/Voices: The day Uncle Don rose from the grave

By KRISTA VANCE

Twenty-ish years ago I visited relatives in Louisiana, and what transpired between my Great-uncle Don and me has been a secret since. He gave me permission to share the story after he died and when the time seemed right.

That time is now.

Guest Commentary: Small nuclear reactors way to future

By J. WINSTON PORTER

Guest Commentary: Requiem for the American Century

By KRISTIN HOGANSON

Sunday Extra: Public libraries vital to community

By EVELYN SHAPIRO

At the Champaign Public Library, we recently had the pleasure of hosting an evening with No. 1 New York Times best-selling author David Sheff, who wrote "Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction."

The talk was attended by a standing-room-only crowd. He was very complimentary about the library and staff: