SPRINGFIELD — I remember taking my oldest daughter Gracie fishing 14 years ago at Lake Springfield.
On tap: a back-to-school 3-on-3 basketball tournament and book bag giveaway
The 2021 audience was appreciative of his presence, but Robert O’Neill said he wanted to return to Champaign to make a better appearance in 2022.
Writes Clarissa Nickerson Fourman: "We don’t want to hear from you, the White saviors, about how hard life is for Black and Brown people. Take a step back and let those Black and Brown people speak and occupy those spaces."
"Perhaps if more of our community spoke with the boldness of Dr. Cha-Jua and those like him, then being seen as radical would be normalized and not considered an anathema in our space," Bethel AME Pastor Terrance Thomas writes.
If you are at Saturday’s University of Illinois-Penn State men’s basketball game at State Farm Center, keep an eye on the Orange Krush.
As a teacher, Ray Elliott writes, you get to know your students and, sometimes, you learn about some of their struggles and hardships. This is one of those stories.
That whole “rage against the dying of the light” thing that Dylan Thomas wrote about ... how different is that from beating your head against the wall? It is an exercise in futility. The end for everyone is inevitable.
The “Till” above refers to Mamie, the mother, not Emmett, the martyr. And rightly so. Refreshingly, the film focuses on Mamie Till Mobley’s decision to get justice for her son. In a powerful performance, Danielle Deadwyler captures her love, intelligence and determination.
The self-congratulation was effusive when the state’s top elected officials announced plans to pay off a loan from the federal government.
By the time this is published, we shall have celebrated Thanksgiving and be looking forward to Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. I am thankful for many things, including the end of the 2022 political advertisement season.
Rietz was among 100 of Illinois’ 102 state’s attorneys who opposed the 700-page SAFE-T Act passed after brief consideration in January 2021.
It’s time once again to dive in to another round of quick takes on the people, places and events that were being talked about over the past week:
Over the past couple of days, a few coworkers and I spent time in Las Vegas attending a career pathway convention, and it was a great experience.
I am the arraignment court judge in Champaign County, and I set most of the bonds in criminal cases. On Sunday, The News-Gazette published a Letter to the Editor from a Champaign resident who claimed to have observed “bond court” and concluded that “all of the accused people were overwhelmed…
Holidays don’t have to be as stressful as we make them. We don’t have to go overboard to make things special. The tree, the decorations, the cards, the presents are just the outer trimmings. They set the stage but they aren’t the main attraction — which, of course, is spending time with loved ones.
Champaign County Executive Darlene Kloeppel is concluding her four-year tenure by coming out on the short end of a power struggle over appointments with the county board chairman.