Newspapers often use their influence to sway the opinion of one group or another, but, besides the occasional email address or phone number, it ends there. You read, you digest, you move on.
In the Chicago Tribune's latest effort, 'Take Action', they are calling on you, residents of Illinois to become more actively involved with the issues affecting our state and our region.
If you're reading Sunday's Tribune, go to chicagotribune.com/action to reach a page that's simple to navigate. If you're reading online, a Take Action! box is adjacent to this editorial. Enter your street address and we'll guide you to the officials who represent you -- and who have some say in whatever issue the editorial discusses.
Of course, we can't discuss the issue of taking action without directing you to the Illinois is Broke 'Take Action' page. But, regardless of the issue, it's you, the resident of your district, the citizen of your state that must make a proactive effort to influence the issues that affect you, your family and your community.