Editorial Archive

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?

This holiday season, we seek wisdom and goodness and all things to better our city, state and nation

Wise men still seek Him. What image does this conjure up in your mind?

In times like these, no wonder why so many Americans are working against one another

There used to be a pattern of covering the news locally and nationally for the majority of these past 35 years,…

Resistance begins at home, and there is a lot to resist right in our own communities

There is a lot to resist these days, and Pilsen Alliance is showing us the way.

President, Governor turning country and state into banana republics

We hope you don’t mind Gazette Chicago beginning this editorial with a brief civics lesson. Let’s take a look at what normally defines a banana republic.

When elected officials and community leaders don’t talk to the media, you get shortchanged and democracy suffers

Just what do you expect after you have made your way into the voting booth and cast your ballot for those you hope are the best candidates in whatever races are most important to you at the moment? What is your expected reward for, sigh, being among the minority in this country who actually see the importance of exercising your constitutional right to vote?

The greater good for the public, not the elites, should be most important reason for change

Gazette Chicago’s news coverage this issue shows that the City is contemplating several changes in our communities. We hope that City officials go slow, and keep quality of life and the greater good for all uppermost in mind before making their decisions.

Higher education is being decimated and the blame lies squarely with Governor Rauner

Two-and-a-half years ago, we would have called it a political stalemate. Twelve months ago, it would have best been described as a financial challenge. Today, it wouldn’t be hyperbole to call it a fiscal crisis of epic proportions.

Anti-Semitic efforts can’t stand up against the strength and diversity of UIC

Twice during March, anti-Semitic flyers were found strewn about the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) campus. The flyers were upsetting to students, faculty, staff and campus leadership and resulted in swift and strong opposition to the cowardly acts.

Times have changed, but Arrigo Park should not—oasis of peace needed more than ever

Decades ago, when the late Oscar D’Angelo, the University Village Association, and others in the community began working to make Victor Arrigo Park a passive, rather than active, park, we were against it.