OP-ED: Don’t delay, sign-up for Affordable Healthcare today

The deadline to enroll or modify healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act is December 15. So, time is running out.

Wayne's Words: Joliet City Budget time

It has been several years since the Joliet City Council has received much hue and cry relating to the Joliet City Budget and this year doesn’t seem any different.

Letter: congressman stands up to sugar cartels

Nicholas A. Pyle, President of the Independent Bakers' Association, praises Congressman Dan Lipinski's strong stand against the sugar cartels.

Letter: Don’t legalize marijuana

Letter writer Dr. Aarin Weiner warns against legalizing marijuana as a means to solve the state's fiscal crisis.

In our own backyard: JJC Project Success celebrates 15 years of student achievement

Kay Bolden is an author, Times Weekly blogger, and travel writer.

Op-Ed: Payday Lenders want to charge triple-digit interest on your loans

"If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again” is a well-known adage. In recent weeks, it seems that phrase could also be an apt description of the unrelenting efforts of predatory payday lenders to sell their wares.

Proposed tax reform plan will destroy black America

The proposed Tax Reform Plan 2017-2018 is actually a re-fighting of the U.S. Civil War.

Wayne's Words: Happy Thanksgiving!

The start of every holiday season should begin by being thankful for what we have, but, more importantly, for what we have been able to share with others. The Thanksgiving Day holiday is the most American of our holidays.

In our own backyard: Warren-Sharpe Center selected as Obama Legacy Site

Warren-Sharpe Community Center was recently honored to be selected as an Obama Legacy Garden. The Center, which planted its first garden on a vacant lot in 2014, now grows vegetables on four urban lots in a south side neighborhood.

The church and the future of ACA

Despite the Trump Administration’s efforts to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, it is still the law of the land, and because of the federal mandate everyone is required to have some form of health insurance.

In Our Own Backyard: Sweet Home Alabama

Alabama: the state where, in January 1963, Governor George Wallace famously declared his commitment to “segregation today, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever”.

In Our Own Backyard:The Artist’s Way

“Art isn’t just a way for me to express my creativity,” says Antonia “Toni” Ruppert. “It’s a way to connect and engage with the community.”

Wayne's Words: Salute to All Veterans

Veterans Day honors past and present veterans who served honorably during war or peacetime in the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, or Coast Guard and includes Reserve and National Guard veterans.

In Our Own Backyard: In fantasy football, the future is female

This week, columnist Kay Bolden talks fantasy football and the rush of female players who are getting in to the game.

Opinion:Trump's instability a signal to invoke the 25th Amendment

America is in a crisis and living in dangerous times – our most significant threats being the result of an unstable, unruly dictator-like President Trump few Republicans are willing to stand up against.