Guest Commentary

Guest Commentary

Sunday Extra: Public libraries vital to community

By EVELYN SHAPIRO

At the Champaign Public Library, we recently had the pleasure of hosting an evening with No. 1 New York Times best-selling author David Sheff, who wrote "Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction."

The talk was attended by a standing-room-only crowd. He was very complimentary about the library and staff:

Guest Commentary: Requiem for the American Century

By KRISTIN HOGANSON

Guest Commentary: Celebrating National Engineers Week

By MATTHEW JOHNSON

Guest Commentary: An antidote for national restlessness

By BRIAN O'NEILL

In the past weeks, and less than a month after the inauguration of Donald J. Trump, many strange, at times disturbing, but nonetheless interesting things have happened.

Steve Rutledge/Voices: The passing of notes

By STEVE RUTLEDGE

We didn't have Facebook or even email; rather, we '80s teens communicated through written notes passed in class, slipped into lockers, and mailed to homes over the summer.

Sunday Extra: It's time to send a message to Davis

By JUNE ELLEN LEYERLE

I admit it. I'm a liberal — but I'm not a left-wing nut job. I'm semi-normal. I'm an accountant and a mom. My husband was an auto mechanic until his back gave out, and now he's a parts clerk — and a dad. We are worried about our children and yours.

Guest Commentary: Preserve, renovate Urbana hotel

By DENNIS ROBERTS

As alderman of Ward 5, whose boundary includes the greatest part of downtown Urbana, I am naturally highly vested in the vitality of our downtown. I have placed considerable personal time into projects that could add energy to the downtown, and naturally I have great interest in the redevelopment potential of the Urbana Lincoln/Landmark Hotel.

Guest Commentary: We've been here before

Editor's note: University of Illinois labor and employment relations Professor Michael LeRoy is an expert on immigration and employment policy. In an interview with News Bureau business and law Editor Phil Ciciora, LeRoy discusses the implications of President Donald Trump's controversial immigration ban.

By PHIL CICIORA with MICHAEL LeROY

Guest Commentary: PTI's closure would be huge loss

By JAMES GOLASZEWSKI

A piece of University of Illinois heritage is about to be given away, and the transaction has garnered none of the attention usually associated with such events.

Guest Commentary: 'Government of the casinos ... for the casinos'

By JOHN KINDT

In Illinois, Lincoln's essential premise of "government of the people, by the people and for the people" has been corrupted into "government of the casinos, by the casinos and for the casinos"— as exemplified by the new casino legislation in Senate Bill 7.