Editorials

Editorials

Denying you're a racist is never the whole truth

An O'Fallon school board member and the Edwardsville mayor campaigning for the Illinois state Senate both face accusations of racism. Denials fail to convince. Blackface is never OK. Using race for political gain inspires mistrust. News opinion.

Editorials

Teachers become criminals when they have sex with students

A scandal in the Chicago Public Schools is not shocking because teachers and students are having sex, but because the cases are so poorly handled and allow predators to continue molesting and raping children. Schools should not be in the investigation business, but rather call the police. News opinion.

Editorials

Make Chicago a state, but we want the aquarium

An Illinois House resolution seeking to split Chicago off as the 51st state sounds like a good idea. City's culture, politics, values are foreign to the rest of the state. They can keep Illinous House Speaker Mike Madigan, but we want the Shedd Aquarium. News opinion

August Adolphus Busch IV released from Swansea Police Department

August Adolphus Busch IV, the former CEO of Anheuser-Busch, was held in the Swansea Police Department until Tuesday afternoon after a helicopter landed at Bronze Pointe Office Park overnight. Busch is a commercial pilot with certificates in airpla