The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored what we in health care see every day: When your health is at stake as a patient, you deserve and demand the highest-quality, safest care possible — no matter where you live, how old you are, or where you are seeking that care.
The Biden administration's proposal is "a smart first step, but the current bill is narrower than it should be," write UI Chancellor Robert Jones and Princeton President Christopher Eisgruber.
Now that the spring session of the Illinois General Assembly is underway and there have been literally thousands of proposals filed for consideration in the House and Senate, it is time to begin following bills that interest you and let your voice be heard.
It’s hard to imagine getting on the wrong plane these days.
Writes Champaign County Executive Darlene Kloeppel: The public can have an impact on this process by contacting their county board representatives, following the work of the Redistricting Advisory Group, submitting ideas through the online mapping tool, and participating in upcoming hearings.
It wasn’t long after I met native Floridian John Butler on an annual “Reunion of Honor” tour on Iwo Jima, held in conjunction with the Japanese government, that he mentioned his affinity and admiration for All-American and Olympic gold-medal pole vaulter Bob Richards and football great Red G…
I must have been a squirrel in a previous life. Definitely not a hoarder or a packrat, I prepare for winter each year like many of our furry little friends. I search for new and creative projects; I like to be productive. When I lived in my home near downtown Champaign’s sesquicentennial nei…
Energy makes the high standard of living most Americans enjoy possible. Affordable, reliable energy is the lifeblood of our economy. And as University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology director Dr. Scott Tinker recently noted, “All forms of energy come from the earth.”
President Joe Biden is considering a range of potential investment options for the federal government covering everything from traditional infrastructure like roads and bridges to housing, school buildings and even environmentally friendly technology. And while his press secretary, Jen Psaki…
For far too long, Illinois lawmakers have neglected the Illinois business community. They seem to have forgotten these local businesses make up the backbone of our state’s economy.
Back in college, I had a double major — English and journalism. It was an interesting swing from one to the other. The English language was about all they had in common.
This month, four exciting artists — Danzel Thompson-Stout, Roxane D’Orleans Juste, Rachel Rizzuto and Jaylen De’Angelo Clay — will present works engaging ideas and social phenomena.
It’s too easy for officials who have failed us to point fingers, blame the media and wait for their side of the partisan fence to rally to their defense. We deserve better.
At last count, there were more than 3.8 million women across the U.S. with a history of breast cancer — some still battling the disease, others who’ve conquered it. Champaign’s Evangeline Clark falls into the latter category.
Beginning on Jan. 1, 1978, an important process became law that very few people know about and even fewer people understand. But the Illinois Administrative Procurement Act affects your everyday life in a very real way, especially lately.
On March 1, someone — allegedly a man wearing a dark coat and a light hoodie with a bag slung over a shoulder, and seen “walking around the neighborhood overnight” — toured southwest Urbana slashing the tires on over 100 cars. Damages could exceed $100,000.
In this extremely divided political climate, it is rare to find common ground between the left and right sides of the aisle. However, Reps. Darin LaHood (R) and Brad Schneider (D) are two Illinois members of the powerful Ways and Means committee who have put aside partisan politics to introd…
It’s too early to tell what the upstart league Overtime Elite means for Illini basketball, but it’s not a good development for a program that has broken through in recruiting the best teenage players.
This past weekend, we had another family evening. We had dinner together, watched a movie, made popcorn on the stovetop. A typical weekend evening for us, at least of late.
Illinoisans who thought new House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch might change the direction the state is headed in just got a dose of reality.
Monday began a new chapter in my 52-year broadcast career. Last fall, after our FCC licenses were renewed, I let my corporate bosses know I was ready to retire sometime early in 2021. Larry Perrotto and Paul Barrett asked me to continue on air with WHMS and WKIO — plus work on some projects …
Our current criminal justice system was not serving us, and it needed to be reformed, if not transformed. The Black and Brown community has been voicing their concerns, sending messages to our elected national, state and local leaders for many years.
As a veterinarian, I took an oath to “use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health and welfare.” In veterinary medicine, welfare and health go hand in hand. This is the basis of our standard of care for any companion, livestock or …
It never fails to amaze me that when you’re away from home and least expect it, you run into people by chance and discover you have some connection with them.
More than 75 years after Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal took the iconic photograph of the second flag raising on Mount Suribachi during the World War II Battle for Iwo Jima on Feb. 23, 1945, an effort was begun to have a ship named after him.
We were excited to be headed to Disneyland; few people we knew had been there. Dad gassed up the two-toned 1964 Dodge Dart at the corner Sinclair Station. The attendant filled the tank for 30 cents a gallon, checked the oil and tire pressure and washed the windows. Since it was Sunday, we al…
When it comes to Illinois’ fiscal system, the old adage “the more things change, the more they stay the same” rings hollow. It’d be far more fitting to recognize that in this state, the more things stay the same, the worse things get, at least from a fiscal standpoint.