Opinion

Why raise the minimum wage?

Raise it to stimulate the economy. Raise it for economic justice. Raise it to tell Springfield and Washington you want public policy based on honest analysis, not partisan brinkmanship. Raise it to tell WalMart you’re tired of subsiding its profits.…

Why legalize recreational marijuana?

Illinois has legalized medical uses of marijuana as part of a pilot program, but recreational marijuana remains illegal in the state. Colorado, on the other hand, legalized medical marijuana in 2000 and recreational marijuana eight months ago. Colorado has not…

Editorials

One Plantation at a Time! Dolores M. Klein, Peoria, IL Those of us who participated in, and lived through the struggles to enact the Civil Rights Act of the ‘60s, remember well the unwillingness of many who did not support…

Get out and vote

It’s election time again. We’re all getting more than just a little tired of the TV commercials and billboards and mailers, and various ads. People moan and declare that they’re all crooks or that they have their own ego-driven agendas.…