“Tough day for us at Twitter,” company chief executive Jack Dorsey tweeted last Wednesday, after several high-profile accounts on his site were hacked. This was an understatement.
It’s time for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, the long-serving Democrat from Chicago, to resign.
The Commonwealth Edison agreement with federal prosecutors gives Illinoisans $200 million reasons to demand legislators immediately get back to work on ethics reform.
The emails continue to pour in. Thousands of workers furloughed or laid off due to COVID-19 shutdowns still have not received unemployment help from the state of Illinois, to which they are entitled.
Area school officials deserve credit for their careful and thoughtful discussions about how best to return students to the classroom.
Did you see which Illinois millionaires got big bucks from the federal government’s coronavirus rescue package . while most businesses suffered? That’s one interpretation of the data released Monday on organizations that received aid via the Payroll Protection Program.
Although it was painful to read the announcement on Thursday morning, we applaud the Effingham County Fair Board for making the right decision about this year’s fair. Most of the activities are canceled.
So many aspects of our lives are connected to the internet today. That makes an announcement this week very welcome news: Rural areas of Effingham County are among 28 projects in line for broadband expansion.
Remember how bitterly Democrats complained when Republicans stalled President Barack Obama’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Merrick Garland?
Suppose you were strolling through Forest Park and came across a flattering statue of Adolf Hitler. Or Fidel Castro. Or Osama bin Laden. Of course, nations don’t generally bestow statuary upon enemies — unless those enemies happen to be Confederate leaders in the Civil War.
We’re impressed by the effort underway in Altamont to meet a portion of the community’s energy demand with solar power.
Members of our community plan to peaceably assemble on Saturday in downtown Effingham to promote unity and racial equality. We applaud and support this effort.
It should not surprise you that the Illinois legislature passed another state budget that doesn’t add up. It should not surprise you that spending will outpace revenue by billions of dollars, and lawmakers bragged about it anyway.
Sometimes public officials are put between a rock and a hard place. The harsh glare of public scrutiny does little to soften either side.
Illinois Republicans are rightly calling for the removal of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s graduated income tax referendum from the November ballot.
We thought the Effingham County Board intended to have a serious discussion on Wednesday about “reopening” Illinois. That’s why we devoted so much newsprint in that day’s paper to State Rep. Blaine Wilhour’s plan to do that.
We’re as anxious as anyone for the local economy to get rolling again. The plan to do that regionally proposed by Rep. Blaine Wilhour of Beecher City has its merits. It also raises questions – but any plan worth considering should be able to stand up to questioning.
We feel the frustration that drove state Rep. Darren Bailey to file a lawsuit challenging Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s extension of the state’s “stay-at-home” order, which has caused incredible hardship in our community and across the state. We think Bailey raises important issues regarding the stat…
For weeks now, this editorial page has beat the drum for at least one more big federal stimulus package to help all states — red ones and blue ones — recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
The coronavirus pandemic is a stress test of our nation’s most fundamental systems, institutions and safety nets, just as the Great Depression was during the 1930s.
Given the other things on our minds, it is hard for any of us to turn our attention these days to Illinois’ sorry practice of gerrymandering, and it feels particularly unfair to expect Gov. J.B Pritzker to place any of his attention on it.
The coronavirus pandemic is changing life on the outside and the inside — the outside world where the vast majority of people live and inside Illinois’ prisons.
A primary argument of Gov. J.B. Pritzker and legislative supporters of a graduated income tax is that we can trust them. We can trust them to use additional money it would generate to shore up the state’s finances. We can trust them not to use it to come up with new ways to spend money. We c…
In a time of national despair, Congress rushed to pass an economic stimulus bill aimed at assisting individuals and businesses — both large and small — whose financial status is jeopardized by the ongoing and open-ended national economic shutdown.
When a coronavirus infection advances through the body in more severe cases, the lungs begin to fill with fluid and breathing becomes difficult. In a hospital intensive care unit, life-saving ventilators can help a patient survive by pumping oxygen into the impaired lungs. But what if thousa…
Thanks to coronavirus, the phrase “social distancing” has entered the social consciousness. It means to avoid crowds and personal contact, such as shaking hands.
On June 1, 2019, the votes of state Rep. Allen Skillicorn on two dozen bills and resolutions that came before the House that day were placed into the legislative record, and the East Dundee Republican was listed as present at the 12:15 p.m. roll call. But Skillicorn was nowhere near Springfi…
Remember the original threat-level warning established by the United States following the Sept. 11 attacks? The since-abandoned color chart gave the degree of alert under which the country should be.
There is nothing wrong with suggesting Illinois should be the first state to vote in presidential primaries. The idea is fine. Just don’t expect it to be adopted.
There’s a lot of political hot air and insincere rhetoric floating around Springfield about a proposal filed in the General Assembly that would allow voters to consign legislative gerrymandering to the ash heap of Illinois history.
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