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The Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board is the opinion voice of the hardest-working newspaper in America. It is headed by editorial page editor Tom McNamee and includes Thomas Frisbie, Lorraine Forte, Lee Bey, Ismael Pérez and Mary Mitchell as members.

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Mayor Lightfoot’s plan to use asset forfeiture to curb violence looks like an empty move

This might’ve worked in the 1980s against East Coast mob bosses and South Florida drug dealers, but there’s good reason to believe it will be useless here.

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Illinois takes a national lead in promoting green energy — now it’s time to deliver

It’s up to every level of government — and up to us — to get behind the new law and make sure it delivers on its promises.

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Every Chicago alderman in these tough times should turn down that big 5.5% pay bump

Chicago’s 50 aldermen have until Wednesday to decline the automatic pay hike, which they’ll otherwise get without even having to take a vote.

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Park District takes the wrong path to protect Jackson Park’s Wooded Island

The park district’s installation of grim-looking wrought iron gates at the island’s entrances is wrong.

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Twenty years after 9/11, America’s still driving the low road

A line can be drawn from the reactionary politics embraced after 9/11 and the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

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DCFS caseworkers with Spanish-language clients should be able to speak Spanish

For almost 50 years, the agency that cares for the most vulnerable children in Illinois has failed to abide fully by a federal court order to provide Spanish-language services when necessary.

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The compassion that drives a search for people who are missing

Often, the person is found but not alive. And a missing person case becomes a murder case. But not always. And in either case, the family wants to know.

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Half a million people in Cook County struggle with food insecurity during the pandemic — but you can help

Last year, the Greater Chicago Food Depository distributed more than 117 million pounds of food — the largest amount of food in the nonprofit’s history.

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Any plan to make water affordable for all in Chicago can’t ignore the cost of providing it

As a nation, we have a bad habit of not paying enough to keep up our infrastructure.

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On this Labor Day, a visit to Pullman reminds us that the fight for working people goes on

The seeds planted by the Pullman strikers in 1894 would bear fruit to this day, including the right to a living wage, the eight-hour workday and the creation of Labor Day.