Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary

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

Guest Commentary: Commission should reject Ameren's filing

By CINDY SHEPHERD

Advocacy is part of Faith in Place's mission. We help people of faith understand the moral dimensions of policy decisions that affect the home that we share. We work with legislators and other public officials, knowing that they must balance many considerations and believe that they are doing a difficult job to the best of their ability.

Joseph Bauers/Voices: JFK, the unspeakable and me

By JOSEPH BAUERS

Sunday Extra: Editorial was partially off base

By EDWARD A. KOLODZIEJ

The lead editorial on Tuesday, Aug. 22, dutifully condemned white supremacists, while registering sympathy for President Trump's morally obtuse and uninformed assertion that all sides were at fault for the Charlottesville tragedy.

Guest Commentary: Garbage-collection inefficiency

By DAN McCOLLUM

The Champaign City Council has approached and backed away from the question of garbage collection more times than I can remember. And there is little expectation that the current council can do any better than those of the past, although there is always hope.

Sunday Extra: A simplified approach to 'unified budget'

By GEORGE HESS

I believe the "unified budget" as a method of government revenue collection and budgeting is a mistake. It hides the cost of government and creates problems for Social Security and Medicare. Let me suggest a simplified and fair approach.

1. Create two separate budgets: a general revenue budget and a social services budget.