As the state prepares to enter Phase 4 of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s “Restore Illinois” plan on Friday, we want to reflect for a moment.
Katie Williams, the 2008 Altamont Community High School grad who has been banned from the 2019 Ms. America pageant, is now more famous than any Ms. America we can name.
Illinois' new governor made a triumphant appearance before legislatorsweek, delivering a well-received speech about the state's woes that included promises to tax and spend his way to a $38.7 billion balanced budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1.
We understand the meaningless gesture by some state legislators from our area suggesting that a cleaver be taken to the Illinois map, separating Chicago from the rest of us.
Former Democratic state Rep. Daniel Burke was unceremoniously tossed out of office last year by the residents of his increasingly Hispanic Chicago district.
How fitting is it that President Trump's first Oval Office address, which he requested be televised live in prime time by every major network, was aimed at stirring up the American public about a crisis largely of his own making?
The Democrats' return to control over the House of Representatives is much more than a victory for one party. It is a sign of health for American democracy.
Flu season is a numbers game, and the top U.S. health officials say as more people get vaccinated against the likely strains the chances of a deadly flu outbreak decline greatly.
Widely perceived to be in deep political trouble, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner took important steps Sept. 13 that he hopes will lead him back into the political promised land.
From the armchair quarterback's perspective, the solution seems obvious: Maintain the integrity of the Southern Illinois University system by providing equitable funding to both the Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses.
Fatal aviation disasters are a rare event in the modern age. It would come as a shock to hear of a passenger jet crashing and killing everyone aboard. Now try to imagine it happening today, tomorrow, the next day and the day after. That will give you an idea of the death toll from drug overd…
Climate change and all its troubles — wildfires, droughts, flash floods and extreme storms — once were a matter of theory.
U.S. Rep. John Shimkus, R-Collinsville, has never been one for town hall meetings with constituents. He prefers to meet one-on-one and in small groups with the people he represents – like he met with the Shelbyville Daily Union editorial board on Wednesday. And the way he talked by phone to …