Editorials

The Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board is the opinion voice of the hardest-working newspaper in America. The board includes Editorial Page Editor Lorraine Forte and members Thomas Frisbie, Marlèn Garcia, Lee Bey and Rummana Hussain.

The Rev. Ira Acree withdrew his RTA board nomination last week. Now is not the time for on-the-job training when it comes to selecting public transit leadership.
Reign Ware’s mother said her 5-year-old daughter was in “the wrong place at the wrong time” when she was shot to death over the Memorial Day weekend. At least five other children 15 and younger have been killed in homicides in Chicago since January,
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If Democrats wanted to change the rules for nominating candidates, they should have waited until 2025, a non-election year. Even then, it would need some lively debate. Oh, wait, maybe that’s what they were trying to avoid.
The neighborhoods where people aren’t seeing many cicadas remind us many insect species are in decline: 40% of insect species are threatened by extinction. Nature-based solutions are needed to nurture native insects and keep our ecosystem in balance.
It could not be clearer the Supreme Court needs genuine ethics rules, not the hazy, unenforceable guidelines it approved last year. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin has said he is thinking about holding hearings on the matter since the Alito flag controversy. The Senate has a civic duty to do so.
The episode, which the mayor denies, is yet another example of the scattershot, unnecessarily ham-fisted way the Johnson administration has done business.
La decisión de la Municipalidad de regresar temporalmente a los comerciantes de Maxwell Street a su hogar histórico a partir del próximo domingo, es una bonita manera de homenajear a un lugar que sirvió de punto de partida a una oleada tras otra de migrantes.
The new Peterson-Ridge station, plus the one under construction on the South Side, are positive steps for city transit — and, perhaps, another sign for leaders to find some solution to the ‘fiscal cliff’ the region’s transit agencies face in 2026.
Many people are flocking to social media for healthcare guidance from online quacks and laypersons, research shows. A recent University of Chicago study on TikTok videos regarding sinus infections is a case in point.
Roughly 60% percent of the state’s 102 counties do not have a full-time public defender. That needs to change for Illinois to meet its legal obligation to provide criminal defendants with legal counsel.
The city’s decision to temporarily return Maxwell Street merchants to their historic home beginning Sunday is a nice bow to a place that served as a stepping-stone to wave after wave of immigrants.
Once poison gets into the food chain, it kills predators and wildlife that help control vermin.
We urge lawmakers to approve Karina’s Bill, legislation named in memory of domestic violence victim Karina González.
The arguments against clearly disclosing “junk fees” come off as flighty to anyone who has felt ambushed seeng extra, unexpected charges for checked luggage, canceling and changing reservations.
Chicagoans who responded to a Public Agenda poll give Chicago Public Schools mediocre grades on teaching kids, question the district’s spending and ultimately favor school choice. Lawmakers in Springfield should take note.
We’re sighing at the news that, once again, public servants are accused of defrauding honest taxpayers. But we’re not surprised, given the dozens of previous allegations of PPP fraud in Chicago and Cook County.
The number of people who consider climate change a very serious problem should be 100%, but now it’s less than half. Meanwhile, most scientists believe global warming is accelerating quickly toward the point of irreversible ecological damage.
The investigation by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability into excessive force complaints tied to arrests of pro-Palestinian demonstrators should be an educational tool to gauge what methods are most effective in deescalating potential hairy situations.
Without the Harrison Street bus terminal, or another site, Chicago would become the largest U.S. city without an intercity bus terminal. A new report should light a fire under the city — and state — to take action.
The truth is, it would be safer for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists if drivers drove even slower — 20, 15, even 5 mph. So where to draw the line? Why not start with tougher enforcement of the existing speed limit?
Police shut down the Little Village Cinco de Mayo parade Sunday after shots rang out along the route. No one was killed or injured, but people who came out to enjoy the event shouldn’t have to rejoice that their celebration didn’t turn tragic.
Barbara Glusak warned two of Washington Federal Bank’s board members about loan fraud, but the two did nothing to stop it — and were later convicted of participating in it. Glusak is now scheduled to testify at the sentencing hearing for Janice Weston and George Kozdemba.