Editorial Archive

Joltin’ Joe Reminds Us of the Importance of One Cleanup Hitter Batting for Taylor Street

Joltin’ Joe has left and gone away. The National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (NIASHF) has removed the statue of New York Yankees great Joe Di Maggio from the piazza at Taylor and Bishop Streets.

Gazette Chicago offers Wish List for troubled times, with the hopes of the Magi as inspiration

Last December, when Gazette Chicago offered its traditional Holiday Wish List, we shared the story of the Three Wise Men and their search for the Christ Child centuries ago.

TIF madness results as politicians game the system while public goes about its business

It’s a very different political world out there these days, to say the least.

Will new Department of Housing actually address affordable housing crisis?

Eliminating governmental departments is a favorite tactic of conservatives. While they say such actions are for efficiency, cost-savings, and other positive sounding words, usually the result is that key services needed by the public, especially middle- and lower-income groups, are eliminated.

Republicans Gerrymandered Supreme Court as Well

The Republicans not only have gerrymandered legislative districts, but, in a sense, they have gerrymandered the Supreme Court as well.

The world and God watch as the United States does immoral things. What will you do to change things?

Depending on how you voted (or refrained from voting) on November 8, 2016, dealing with the Trump presidency is the most unnerving thing since an older generation of Americans hid under their classroom desks during the Cold War school safety drills of the 1950s and ’60s.

Graduated income tax is a smart and fair way to begin to address Illinois budget deficit

The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability (CTBA) contends that Illinois’s current flat-style income tax model benefits high income earners (gee, what a surprise) and puts a disproportionate tax burden on everyone else,…

Census citizenship question would cost this community representation, dollars

The candidacy of Democrat Barack Obama for the presidency in 2008 mobilized many young and first-time voters around the country who helped put him in the White House.

In the aftermath of the March Primary, it’s a tale of two parties

There’s a lot to take away in the aftermath of the March primary election. Not many political pundits expected that the alley fight between Republican incumbent Governor Bruce Rauner and challenger Jeanne Ives would have been as close as it was.

This time it is going to be different; the loss of Commander Paul Bauer and our high school students and teachers in Florida demand it

Each day, the City of Chicago and our country reel from the tragic aftermath of gun violence. The onslaught is like a tidal wave that just keeps coming at us, battering the invisible shutters we put up to protect us from the threat outside our door. We are now living this reality on a daily basis.

School funding cuts result in vicious cycle of forced gentrification

Gubernarorial candidate Chris Kennedy in early January caused a major ruckus when he accused Mayor Rahm Emanuel of leading a “strategic gentrification plan” to force minorities out of Chicago…

Father Time bids farewell to 2017 as Baby New Year looks to better the world in 2018

Are you old enough to remember the images on New Year’s Eve of Father Time passing the baton of another year to Baby New Year?