RHS student going to U.S. Figure Skating Nationals

Paige Rydberg qualified for the competition by finishing third in the Midwestern sectional this past weekend.

Police blotter: Reckless driving, DUI, robbery, theft, more

Arrests made by the Joliet Police Department and other law enforcement agencies.

Wayne's Words: City employees have it good compared to Obamacare users

The city employs a consultant to help negotiate health benefits for employees -- a service that would be extremely helpful to folks trying to purchase insurance on their own through the federal plan, columnist Wayne Horne says.

How to Win Elections behind the Cotton Curtain

We won the Voting Rights Act of 1965 at Selma, combining the power of a principled mass movement led by Dr. King and a compassionate president who did the right thing despite the heavy political price.

Dr. Ben Carson and the Lessons from Clarence Thomas

I will never forget the debate that engulfed Black America at the time of the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the US Supreme Court.

Poll: Should Illinois be closed to Syrians because of Paris attacks?

The governor issued an edict Monday that the state would not be accepting new Syrian refugees until there's been a full review of the country's security procedures.

State, U.S. legislators holding public events

Manley, Lipinski to hold meetings with constituents and fairs aimed at seniors and vets.

Letter: Let's try these options to end state, federal gridlock

The people have the power to end the impasses in Congress in the Illinois General Assembly and Congress; it's time to elect business people who will to treat government like commerce.

What’s wrong with the truth?

Award-winning film director Quentin Tarantino gets high props for stepping up to tell some truth about the many murders of African Americans at the hands of misbehaving police officers.

Feds award HAJ $149,000 to help homeless vets

The funds will be for housing and supportive services and will be administered by the Housing Authority of Joliet, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said.

Take our poll: Will you boycott Starbucks because of its red coffee cup?

Some say the company's move signals yet another effort to remove "Christmas" from the holiday season while others charge that it's a controversy over nothing. Where do you stand?

Wayne's Words: Thank a vet for their sacrifice this Wednesday

Veterans Day is a solemn occasion for those who served in the military, especially if they lost friends or family in battle, columnist Wayne Horne says.

Letter: Boycott Tarantino for calling cops involved in shootings ‘murderers’

Dear Editor: The Illinois Fraternal Order of Police has joined FOP lodges in Chicago, New York City and elsewhere in calling for a boycott of films directed or produced by Quentin Tarantino because of comments Tarantino made that police involved ...

Social Security: no COLA in 2016

The Social Security Administration has announced there will be no automatic cost of living adjustment (COLA) for Social Security beneficiaries next year because there was no increase in inflation as measured by Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and ...

Black presiding bishop installed as head of the Episcopal Church

Michael B. Curry, installed on Sunday as the 27th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, is the first African-American man to hold the post in what many argue is the nation’s most-influential church because of its wealthy members.