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Guest Opinion
Thursday, May 30, 2019 12:00 am
There is a way forward with criminal justice: examine what works, and strengthen it; examine what doesn’t work, and change it. Law enforcement and the community share the responsibility and share th
Guest Opinion
Thursday, May 2, 2019 12:00 am

There are good alternatives to mass incarceration. We need to regain our balance.

Four decades ago, we began to create a new problem: mass incarceration. In 1974, Illinois had 6,000 people in prison. Now, Illinois has more than 40,000 people in prison. In the same period, other sta
Guest Opinion
Thursday, March 21, 2019 12:00 am

Former U.S. attorney shares lessons learned

I believe, based on experience, that we can reduce gun violence. When faced with a surge in gun violence, Peoria adopted “focused deterrence,” and this seems to reduce the problem.David Kennedy, i

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