Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary

Asha Bernard/Voices: Enchantment of movies remains

Before TV came to my place in 1985, we had theaters and "Tackees"(from Talkies, I should think). Tackees was the thatched building where movies were shown, whereas the theater was the modern concrete one in town. Call it a local quirk!

Guest Commentary: Time to think bigger on revenue options

By DANIEL BISS

I'm running for governor because our state doesn't work for middle-class families like mine. For too long, we've heard that our state is broke, and that we need to accept that our schools will be under-resourced, our health care will be expensive, and our social services will be few and far between.

Guest Commentary: Taxing tuition, loans detrimental to economy

By WALTER W. McMAHON

The elimination of the tax exemption for tuition waivers and the student loan interest for Ph.D., master's and professional students in the tax bill recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, and now going to the conference committee with the Senate version, which does not eliminate the exemption, is very short sighted.

Sunday Extra: Celebrating Jane Addams Day

By SALLIE MILLER

Illinois Bicentennial: An extra 50 miles

By MICK ZAWISLAK
(Arlington Heights) Daily Herald

Were it not for the action of an enterprising lawyer 200 years ago, the northern portion of Illinois would have the badger as the state animal and Green Bay Packers as the home football team.

Guest Commentary: City planners left out in cold

By LAURIE REYNOLDS

Sunday Extra: Federal tax cuts to harm local taxpayers

By DAVID J. ROBERTS

Republicans have long advocated a smaller federal government, with more functions handled by state and local governments. And now their proposed federal tax cuts would place new demands on state and local taxpayers. Consider a few examples.

Illinois Bicentennial: The Liberty Bell of the West

By TRAVIS LOTT
(Percy) County Journal

No exploration of the 200 years of Illinois history would be complete without a look at what preceded those two centuries.