In January 2014, union organizers on the Urbana campus distributed a glossy brochure entitled, "We Support the Faculty Union" (sic: there is no faculty union).
It included a number of featured advocates and testimonials, and on the inside cover listed about 700 names in fine print.
By Jeff Biggers
As Illinois, as well as farmers and residents in Vermilion County, find themselves again in the throes of a short-term coal rush with devastating health and environmental impacts, it's time to turn the page on the past and transition to a future with more sustainable economic development.
By Cathe Capel and Becky Roach
March is National Nutrition Month and what better time to talk about food — local food.
Knowing where our food comes from can help us choose to eat more fruits and vegetables to have a more healthful diet. But increasing our use of local foods can do so much more than improve our nutrition — it can boost our economy.
By Richard F. Dye
The state of Illinois' budget problems are severe, even after all the budget cuts of recent years, and even assuming the pension changes enacted in December 2013 survive a constitutional challenge.
By Corey Johnson and Tim Boersma
By Richard Blahut
It is with great concern for the University of Illinois that I write this letter, putting thoughts in writing that I would prefer to leave unwritten. Unfortunately, an effort to unionize the campus faculty is underway, much of this effort behind closed doors.
By Carol Mizrahi
The wise old owl sat on an oak
The more he heard, the less he spoke.
The less he spoke, the more he heard.
I wish more folks were like that bird!
By ANDREW WILK
We are approaching the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, that point in time when America emerged intact from the ruins of a ravaged world as the most powerful nation in the history of our planet. We had an industrial base in place that had served as the arsenal of democracy — and which now stood ready to bombard both friend and foe with consumer goods.
By Andrew Wilk