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NAACP sues U.S. Education Secretary over COVID-19 School Money

The coronavirus pandemic has focused the nation’s attention on the essential role public schools play in families and communities’ lives. The NAACP said it’s also exposed severe racial inequalities that continue to plague the country’s education system and disadvantaged students ...

Legislating curb appeal

Axioms are statements that, according to definition, are “regarded as being established, accepted, or self-evidently true.” When referring to commercial/industrial development, for example, infrastructure follows development and is seldom the other way around. Will County has experienced that in the ...

A plea to our community – Wear a mask

As we begin to see another uptick in the number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19, I believe it is important to share some of what we’ve learned at Edward-Elmhurst Health during the past six months.

All of us need to help revitalize our democracy

Amid all the troubles occupying our attention, one of the more worrisome is also one of the least visible. It is the loss of public faith in the effectiveness of our representative democracy. While most state and local governments—and certain ...

District 202 students start school year with remote learning

Thank you. Rather than my regular column, this is a short, but sincere letter to thank all our families, staff and community for the support, patience and understanding you have already given, and for what you will give in the ...

Will County Health contract tracer team working to slow spread of Covid

thetimesweekly.com COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease that is transmitted from person-to-person, mainly through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or speaks. The spread is much more likely if you have been within six feet of an ...

To the editor: Wear a mask

Illinois made great strides fighting COVID-19, but it will take sustained effort and discipline to keep the virus under control. Illinois doctors are asking everyone to take two simple actions when in public: always wear a face covering and continue ...

Reflection on 30th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

July 26 marked the thirtieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, ADA. Due to the measures we must make to curb the spread of COVA 19, public celebrations will not take place. We can, however, reflect on a few ...

Wayne’s Words: Porta-potty overtime?

It is not a great stretch of imagination to understand we humans face a worldwide crisis that threatens all of us. The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated almost all aspects of our lives for the past six months and that is ...

IN MEMORIAM: John Lewis, an American hero and moral leader

Born in 1940, John Lewis, the son of a sharecropper, helped to lead America out of an era of racism. Through his activism and bravery, Lewis carried the moral authority that few other leaders in U.S. history could claim. On ...

Foster statement on report of Federal Agent deployment to Illinois

Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) issued the following statement on reports that the Trump administration is preparing to deploy 150 federal agents to Illinois, without sharing information about their mission or scope of duty

It’s time to learn what our system’s about from the inside

I’ve spent a long time in politics, and over those years one thing has remained constant: There are a lot more Americans who criticize government than there are who serve and do something about it. I’ll admit, there have been ...

COMMENTARY: The American economic system works just fine—for white people

For the past four hundred years, and most recently after the brutal killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, and other Black citizens by police forces in America, Black people and progressive Whites in America have protested that “the ...

Wayne’s Words: Slammers make brilliant decision

Life continues from day to day no matter what struggles or victories are presented to our specific circumstances. The past few months have tested most of us in one way or another. Many (too many) have lost their lives from ...

Edward-Elmhurst Health thanks area legislators

As our communities and state fight and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more critical than ever that we have a strong healthcare delivery system that provides high-quality, accessible care in this unprecedented and challenging time.

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