DAILY JOURNAL EDITORIALS
QUESTION OF THE WEEK
Voting in Illinois by absentee ballot commenced on Sept. 24. As usual, some races are deemed more important to the voter than others. Of course, leading the ballot will be for president of the United States. And we have certainly been bombarded on that race.
SPRINGFIELD — A friend who is an old newspaperman contacted me the other day and wanted to know what I thought of the local newspaper no longer endorsing political candidates.
President Donald Trump decided to rescind the Obama administration’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, which put pressure on suburbs to construct more low-income, high-density housing in their communities. Trump’s decision met with a predictable outcry.
So many of us enjoy that slice of Americana scenery, and a prime example of it can be found along the business district of Broadway Street in Bradley.
As you read this, I’m checked in at the Holden Cancer Center at the University of Iowa. I came here with a positive plan to improve my health. I was full of optimism, and my spirits were high. The plan was to have my stomach removed, but things do not always go according to plan. When they w…
Some off the most important and overlooked races on the ballot this November are judicial races. As citizens, we have a responsibility to choose qualified judges for our appellate courts and circuit courts throughout the state. The problem as I see it is the method in which judges are chosen…
Mason Schweizer explains why he believes the IHSA, Gov. Pritzker and the IDPH should be commended for their decisions on the 2020-21 sports schedule that was released Wednesday.
As I walked a country road near my rural town this past week, a local slowed his pickup alongside me. “We’re moving to Florida, Jim.” Then: “Illinois is not well managed, you know.” Three weeks ago, a successful commodities trader friend, who lives on a big swath of Lake Michigan in Lake For…
“Only two things protect America, the grace of Almighty God and the United States Military. It will always be that way as long as America remains a free and sovereign nation.”
We all want to see sports return, especially at the local level, but with that desire must come a sense of responsibility.
Recently, the National Freedom of Information Coalition and the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information issued a statement calling for greater transparency and accountability from law enforcement. They were joined by more than 50 groups, including the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Coun…
As a nation, we are bearing witness to unrest and divisiveness that is the result of long-standing oppression, mistreatment, and racism. The killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, by Minneapolis police, has forced us all to take stock in who we are as a nation. It has forced us to qu…
Following up on the recent Daily Journal story regarding drug overdose fatalities in Kankakee County, here is information on what two organizations in particular are doing to educate, save lives and treat substance use disorder for the longterm.
As "The Last Dance" concluded Sunday, Mason Schweizer breaks down how Michael Jordan is remembered through different scopes.
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