'Let’s each start now to do what we can to stop the shaming and bullying. Bring civility back to public discourse and make sure that each of us sets an example by doing so,' Peter Ashbrook writes in a guest commentary.
Wearing mask best way to go
As 18-year-old Adel Daoud, a self-described jihadist, contemplated the mass casualties caused by a bomb he helped plant outside a popular Chicago restaurant, he compared his experience to winning the “lottery.”
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There will be an election in Urbana and in other parts of Illinois on Feb. 23. As of now, it will be run as if there isn’t a pandemic raging in the state.
Despite its status as a top school, the University of Illinois finished near the bottom in a ranking of 55 educational institutions’ standing on campus speech issues.
'I almost wish that poll duty was like jury duty and more people were required to participate in it because I think it would put back trust in a system that is being selectively questioned,' Urbana's Gale Walden writes in a guest commentary.
President Donald Trump won counties such as Iroquois, Douglas, Ford, Edgar, Moultrie and DeWitt with more than 70 percent of the vote — wiping out Biden’s 59.7 percent-to-36.9 percent advantage in Champaign.
On Dec. 1, 1955, Rosa Parks courageously refused to surrender her bus seat to a White man. She was arrested for violating Chapter 6, Section 10 of the City Code of Montgomery, Ala. This ordinance mandated that seats be assigned “in such a manner as to separate white people from the negroes.”…
A September Guest Commentary essay noted diminishing small wildlife in Urbana’s Crystal Lake Park. The writer worried that new “people-friendly amenities” were largely the cause.