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JTHS Anti-Racism statement – Hate has no home at JTHS

Within the first few words of the JTHS Mission Statement you will find our school district described as both “diverse” and “unified.” While the first word comes easily to us with the natural make up of our student body, we ...

Dear Residents of Bolingbrook

My condolence goes out to the family of George Floyd and the community of Minneapolis. It’s been reported that Mr. Floyd “moved to Minnesota for a fresh start — an opportunity to better himself and to be a better father”. ...

Exceptional? Only if we get to work

Like most Americans, I have always considered the United States an exceptional country. We possess a political system built on checks and balances, an ideal of giving voice to ordinary people across a diverse land, and a Constitution that favors ...

COMMENTARY: Old, Sick and Incarcerated

Older people don't commit violent crimes (although they commit financial crimes and perjury). Releasing those over 65 who were convicted of drug crimes and other nonviolent crimes saves money and has little social cost. But incarceration is an economic driver ...

Wayne's Words: Memorial Day is the first holiday in the new normal

The pandemic caused by COVID-19 continues to alter the way we conduct our lives. The first three-day holiday since the shelter-in-place began back in March will be the Memorial Day weekend that starts on Saturday the 23rd and ends with ...

Illinois Treasurer’s Note: Helping Small Businesses and their workers during COVID-19

We know people are hurting. We are hearing the stories from our friends and from our families. We are seeing businesses close in our own communities. The COVID-19 pandemic has created an immense amount of uncertainty and we need all ...

Worrisome trends affecting Representative Democracy

We’ve seen plenty of evidence lately of the deep polarization in this country. Even in the midst of this crisis, national politicians, the political parties, and their adherents are finding plenty to fight over—even as, for the most part, ordinary ...

Silver Cross honors nurses

Dear Editor, This year, more than ever, is a chance to recognize the outstanding efforts of our dedicated team of over 1,300 Silver Cross Hospital registered nurses and certified nursing assistants during National Nurses Week, May 6-12. The World Health ...

Pandemic and Mother's Day

I wish mom were still here so I could take her out to Sunday dinner. The problem with Sunday dinner this Mother's Day is that most of the restaurants either won't be open yet or operating under new guidelines. Restaurants ...

Wayne’s Words: Will Joliet council make tough decision?

It was just about eight weeks ago that voters in 14 States voted in Primary Elections to select Republican and Democratic candidates for National, State and County offices that will be voted for on November 3, 2020. Just two weeks ...

Sheriff’s office thanks those who donated

In these uncertain times, we have all seen the stories of the heroes who are on the front lines fighting for all of us and risking their own lives. We as first responders have been faced with the added fear ...

What COVID-19 reveals about racism in America

Unhooded and Exposed: It’s shameful that the novel coronavirus 2019 pandemic should be a model for human behavior. That is, COVID-19 does not discriminate. But among death, severe disease, and toilet paper depletion, xenophobia and racism to have found their ...

Joliet Police squad Birthday request program

Since the Stay-At-Home order was issued by Governor Pritzker, all of our lives have been changed in ways we never previously considered. Things that all of us took for granted are no longer taking place. Tragically, many of our youth ...

COMMENTARY: The political and healthcare system is broken and corrupt

“History is bound to repeat itself. Look at what went wrong in 1918 (Spanish Flu). Then do the opposite,” says the History Channel. President Woodrow Wilson was the American President in 1918, when 675,000 Americans died as a result of ...

Full financial picture distorted

The people of Joliet have heard from the City’s financial professionals that currently run our city and the news is bleak. Joliet could run out of money to pay all of its obligations by October. That includes the city employees’ ...

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