Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary

Sunday Extra: Eight months later, still waiting on state

By JOYCE NISBET

This is in response to recent articles in the News-Gazette regarding "The Illinois State Treasurer's I-Cash program wanting to return $178 million to central Illinois residents."

Sunday Extra: In defense of free speech

By ANDREW WILK

Guest Commentary: Marching in support of science

By MAY BERENBAUM

Between the 19th Annual Ebertfest and the 9th Illinois Marathon on Saturday, April 22, you may have missed Champaign-Urbana's first March for Science. The March for Science was a nationwide event organized by scientists to showcase the value of science in everyone's life and support evidence-based policymaking and robust funding for research.

Guest Commentary: The power of tourism marketing

By JAYNE DeLUCE

People across the country and the world are making plans for summer travel, and it is essential that Illinois destinations and attractions,like those here in Champaign County, remain top of mind.

Guest Commentary: Support teachers across state

By JENNIFER SMITH

I will never forget the excitement I felt when I received my first teaching job in Paris, Ill. I had such exhilaration as I carried my box of beautiful decorations into my new classroom.

Sunday Extra: Nursing home's 'failure to thrive'

By GEORGE AMAYA

My mother lived her last months at the Champaign County Nursing Home. The official cause of death listed was "failure to thrive."

I thought that odd initially, but it was appropriate. After 92 years, her body had just worn out.

Guest Commentary: Reform critical for our classrooms

By DALE RIGHTER

As Illinois policymakers continue to wrestle with a number of critical issues in Springfield, there exists another, equally important matter that deals with our children and schools. For now it lurks just beneath today's headlines; but if it's not dealt with soon, it will be as detrimental to our schools as any other problem we face.

Guest Commentary: Taking the initiative with Project 500

By TERRY TOWNSEND

In 1963, President John F. Kennedy called on the nation to take action to eradicate the interrelated and interconnected social problems of African-American citizens in the United States. The country was in a crisis.