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A City Opts To Pay Racial Reparations Mar. 14, 2021

Steve Chapman

Difficult tasks often don't get done, because they are, well, difficult. It's easier to ignore them,... Read More

Determined Judges Could Stop the No-Cash-Bail Madness Mar. 06, 2021

Diane Dimond

This is an open letter to District Court judges in Harris County, Texas. But honestly, it could appl... Read More

A New Illinois Law Would Let Judges, Not Finances, Determine Who Stays in Jail Feb. 25, 2021

Daily Editorials

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday signed a sweeping legislative package that will, in two years,... Read More

Why Aren't School Districts Giving Taxpayers Their Money Back? Feb. 16, 2021

Stephen Moore

In Naperville, Illinois, the school board announced it would distribute $10 million back to taxpayer... Read More

Safely Resuming Classes Will Require Expert Advice, Not Presidential Musings Apr. 29, 2020

Daily Editorials

As he tends to do, President Donald Trump on Monday injected an arbitrary and potentially dangerous ... Read More

With Trump Finally Acknowledging The Crisis, Unified Public Action Is Possible Mar. 19, 2020

Daily Editorials

Restaurants in Illinois and Ohio have been ordered to cease all dine-in service. In California, eate... Read More

Legal Pots Meets the Not-in-My-Backyard Crowd Nov. 21, 2019

Steve Chapman

The effort to legalize recreational marijuana for adult use has been long, slow and arduous, but in ... Read More

An Embarrassing but Very Teachable Moment for College Journalists Nov. 19, 2019

Daily Editorials

Much as conservatives blast the news media for a supposed liberal bias, the sting of press scrutiny ... Read More

Do Americans Want Liberal or Conservative Policies? No. Sep. 08, 2019

Steve Chapman

If you want to confirm the folly of liberal policies, Illinois is not a bad place to start. The tota... Read More

Illinois' Approach to Legalizing Marijuana Strikes the Right Balance Jun. 05, 2019

Daily Editorials

Illinois' newly approved plan to legalize recreational marijuana appears well thought out, with stri... Read More

Ohio the Comeback State May. 14, 2019

Stephen Moore

I recently took some flak from Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown for saying in a speech at the Heartland Insti... Read More

Short Takes on Charity, Kindness, Meanness and the Weirdness of R. Kelly Mar. 11, 2019

Daily Editorials

Keeping Josiah on the Move The thief who made off with a 3-year-old's prosthetic leg deserves all th... Read More

The Four States of the Apocalypse Feb. 26, 2019

Stephen Moore

"This is the flip side (of) tax the rich, tax the rich, tax the rich. The rich leave, and now what d... Read More

Laugh, Cry or Do Something Feb. 06, 2019

Classic Zig Ziglar

We've all used the phrase, "I didn't know whether to laugh or cry." To this, I will add there is a t... Read More

Hire an Adviser Jan. 02, 2019

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: Please don't use my initials or city, because my comments might encourage the local ... Read More

Together, Illinois Gubernatorial Candidates Might Have a Plan to Fight Gun Violence Oct. 19, 2018

Daily Editorials

For all their disagreements on a variety of major policy issues, Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Raun... Read More

Investigated for Letting Her Kid Walk the Dog Aug. 23, 2018

Lenore Skenazy

Corey Widen let her 8-year-old do the most normal, cheerful thing in the world — walk the dog ... Read More

Which Politicians Look Like Their Home State? May. 12, 2018

Mark Shields

West Virginia — which, between 2015 and 2016, was the only state to see both more deaths than ... Read More

Liberal Conscience AWOL? Mar. 24, 2018

Mark Shields

In one of the most closely watched 2018 congressional campaigns, avidly followed nationally as a pot... Read More

Harmful Cures for Government Failures Feb. 08, 2018

Steve Chapman

Illinois has made many contributions to America, but lately its biggest service is making other stat... Read More