After taking some extra time to review videos of the situation that took place on April 10 in the arrest of Aleyah Lewis by Urbana police, the NAACP Champaign County Branch believes that the videos show the officer using excessive force to arrest a female who was clearly impaired in some manner.
If we’re talking about calculating the distance I traveled on my front porch swing in mathematical terms over the years, well then we’re talking about a few inches forward and a few inches back. In terms of the memories made there, however, I traveled “way up into the big numbers.”
‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ (Deuteronomy 8:3)
Did you know that there’s been such a recent demand for dogs to adopt that kennels and breeders are on near-empty?
Poverty kills. Recessions kill. Depressions kill tens of millions.
The chaos of the coronavirus pandemic has undoubtedly affected each one of us in some way or another. For most, in the world and our country, it has had a salty effect on lives — one that you wish you could just spit out and be done with.
Last spring, the worst flooding in more than 25 years created havoc for farmers across much of Illinois, impacting more than 40 percent of the state’s population. Months before that, in a rare December outbreak, 27 tornadoes tore through parts of central and southern Illinois, destroying or …
Our nation is suffering through an extraordinary shutdown because the president and governors are following expert medical advice. The experts assert that in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus, we must shelter in place and not engage in normal business activities. The question now i…
Would it be possible in the current environment for the federal government to simply mandate that all payments due be suspended for three months, at least initially?
With this new COVID-19 and accompanying language from the experts on the “new normal,” I’m told to change some old habits. “Wash your hands — frequently”; “Use sanitizer”; “Keep 6 feet of physical distance between you and others”; “Stay at 青鹏棋牌.” What’s a person to do?
Langston Hughes once wrote, “What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore — and then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over — like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode?”
A permit for Sunrise Coal’s proposed Bulldog coal mine in Vermilion County approved by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ Office of Mines and Minerals is now under administrative review.
This week, labor and antitrust lawyers are presenting at a Cal-Berkeley Law School conference. We are discussing changes to the NCAA amateur model. Our conference is evaluating future possibilities, including NCAA athletes as employees.
Looking for a place to eat in the heart of Champaign-Urbana is not an excessively difficult task. Drive a couple of minutes in any direction, and it’s likely you’ve already passed several dining options.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker recently gave his annual budget address in Springfield. In his speech, he laid out his priorities for funding, and there were certainly some good things in there that we can all agree with.
Spending my first 11 years living on Chicago’s near north side (1952-1963), I often travelled with my parents and siblings to central and southern Wisconsin, which offered myriad options for a modestly priced family summer vacation. Some of my fondest memories are of trips to the Wisconsin Dells.
On a recent cold January day, a small bird alighted on the tip of a nearby spruce tree. It was light gray-brown. It had a slightly angled tail — like a wren’s.
Jim Nowlan and I go back a long way, and I can’t think of anyone I know who I respect more. That being said, I have a much less dystopian view of the future of newspapers, and particularly community journalism, than the one Jim shared in his piece, “Stop the hand-wringing over decline of new…
It won’t be long before we start getting our 青鹏棋牌 U.S. Census questionnaires. When the postcard announcing a need for census takers arrived in my mailbox late last year, I was tempted to apply. My last gig as a census taker was in 1980, when I worked as a field representative in the northwes…
Sadly, the topic of racial disparities in C-U public school students’ academic outcomes isn’t new. But it’s high time the community fixed it, once and for all, Urbana High grad the UI clinical associate Professor writes. Here’s how.
I never knew just how significant a corner was both metaphorically and literally until I spent some time with the word. We’ve all turned a corner, gone around the corner, felt like we were being cornered, chosen a corner piece, gone to a neutral corner, sat catty corner, looked out the corne…
As the long presidential primary season kicks off, here are three reminders about some key rules that are easily forgotten, ignored or mischaracterized, courtesy of UI political-science Professor Brian Gaines.
There are 61 national parks. California has nine. Illinois has none. In the past couple of years, the Arch in St. Louis and the Dunes in northwestern Indiana have both been designated as national parks. Illinois had better rattle its tin cup out in D.C., as it appears to be “let’s get a park…
It’s that time of year again. Over the past few weeks, we strived to wear the perfect outfit, get the perfect gift and host the perfect holiday party. While it was a festive time, many of us got perfectly stressed out.
What are some ways here in the New Year that people can show a simple act of kindness to others? In this “unkind” time in which we’re living, this might be a new year’s resolution to try.
Everyone has heard Shakespeare’s comparison: “All the world’s a stage,/ And all the men and women merely players.” We are very much aware of the plays we are individually acting in — all those conflicts small and great with family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, health, luck, beliefs, achievement.
Farmers continue to be greatly harmed by the president’s ill-conceived trade war with China青鹏棋牌. Following previous direct subsidy payments to farmers, the administration has recently proposed boosting ethanol production to aid corn farmers.