How Gov. J.B. Pritzker addresses his gubernatorial to-do list matters to Illinoisans — as well as to his prospects for the presidency.
Greising: Mayor Lightfoot, aldermen should be able to agree on transparency, accountability
In the struggle between the mayor and the City Council, a separation of powers is the way to go.
Zarou: Zoom Meetings Make State Government Accessible. But It’s Critical To Preserve In-Person Meetings
From this point forward, online systems — on Zoom or similar platforms — should always be available for the benefit of those who can’t attend public meetings. But that’s as far as it should go.
Cubbage: It’s Past Time for the City Council To Name Its Own Committee Leadership, Not the Mayor
There’s no reason for the City Council to maintain its unspoken power-sharing agreement with the mayor when it comes to committees.
Greising: Accusations of Abuse at State Facility Show How Government Can Fail the Most Vulnerable
Abuse cases at the Choate Developmental Center are one example of the myriad ways in which government can fail the most vulnerable.
Greising: Strengthening Journalism Is the Best Antidote for the Scourge of Fake News
Real reporting can stand in contrast and expose Dan Proft’s costume content for the counterfeit concoction it is.
Greising: TIF district for the Bears? Resist any urge, Arlington Heights.
Dear Arlington Heights: Don’t back up a truck to the public vault and load it with the millions in incentives the Bears will ask for — and may not truly need.
Greising: BGA Report on Pritzker Shows Illinois Needs a Law Governing Blind Trusts.
A law that establishes minimum standards for blind trusts might help cure some of the problems to which Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s trust fell prey.
Greising: Illinois’ patronage history endures. Illinois still needs the Shakman decree.
A recent federal court’s decision about Illinois’ Shakman compliance is a leap of faith.
Greising: Bailey Says Chicago Is in Crisis. Pritzker Declares City Is on the Rise. Who Is Right?
Gov. J.B. Pritzker is right to be exuberant over the Thompson Center deal. And rival Darren Bailey’s indictment of the city has elements of truth.