Commentary

The opinions in and around Chicago that inform, analyze, hold power accountable and entertain.

This is good news that we hope leads to a full-on effort to preserve the historic school — and rebuild its curriculum also.
Is it the American thing to do?
People who bring violence into a community destroy property values and the spirit of those who have invested in this city.
An 11-8 stretch has been a pleasure and a pick-me-up — even if it doesn’t mean much with the Aug. 2 trade deadline looming and the Cubs all but certain to toy with fans’ emotions again.
Democrats must create a coalition that spans the political spectrum — a coalition that includes Independents and even Republicans repulsed by what their party has become
Agency’s perverse combination regulatory strategies would undermine public health in the name of promoting it.
Overnight, two colonies of national and local broadcast press set up shop in the suburb, bracketing the east and west sides of the barricaded Central Avenue.
A nation is acting irrationally when it allows, as police allege, a 21-year-man to walk into a store and legally buy a high-powered rifle that he will use to massacre parade goers.
I just wanted to go to this parade and enjoy the day. And then the shooting started.
Little changes when these kind of shootings happen in Black communities. But now that it’s happened in a community that is mostly white and affluent, let’s see if things will change now.
Retiring incumbent Jesse White is widely regarded as having used his position to help libraries, readers, writers and lifelong learners.
If only “Choose Life” were applied to guns as well as the reproductive decisions of strangers.
This could look like volunteering to help Chicago-bound refugees learn to speak English, set up their new apartments, navigate the U.S. health system or adapt to the culture of their new home. It could look like monthly financial sponsorship.
With additions of USC and UCLA in 2024, conference will go from coast to coast — all in the name of money.
When government refuses to act, it betrays the ideals we celebrate on the Fourth.
On July 5, 1947, the unassuming 22-year-old joined the Cleveland Indians and played at Comiskey Park, the first Black player in the American League. Every July 5, AL players should wear his No. 14.
Bailey isn’t under any legal obligation to make his tax returns public. But if the state senator is serious about serving the public as governor, he ought to play ball.
Voting, supporting election workers and fighting back against the Big Lie are part of saving our “grand experiment.”
We cannot live together as a community unless we accord others the same respect we ask for ourselves.
Was the Sox’ three-game sweep of the Giants in San Francisco a declaration that they’re finally ready to heat up like a backyard barbecue?
Breathtaking footage on Disney+ celebrates the vast diversity in North American animal life, landscape and climate.
The question for a prosecutor considering possible charges would be whether anything more than headlines would result from an arrest of Carolyn Bryant Donham.
The long-vacant, two-story former Lake Meadows professional building at 31st Street and Rhodes Avenue — a dormant but architecturally significant modernist South Side office building — is getting a major fix-up.