Quantcast

Opinion

Subscribe

Sponsors of Hate Today Must Be Held Accountable

Over the next several days, across the United States, people will pause in solemn remembrance of the 49th anniversary of the tragic assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in Memphis, Tenn., on April 4, 1968. Back then, I ...

NAACP statement on president Trumps executive order to repeal the Clean Power Plan

The NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks issued the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s Executive Order to repeal the Clean Power Plan. “The decision by President Donald Trump to rollback the hard fought progress made on clean air ...

Wayne's Words: Is it political Theatre

A little over two weeks ago, Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk, was granted emergency powers to close a business for up to seven days. As previously reported the term “emergency” was not defined. The stated reason for the action was police ...

Go Vote!

Two years ago in the City of Joliet voter turnout was less than 20% in our municipal election that determined the 5 Council races and the Mayor. Think about that please…in the 3rd largest city in Illinois less than 20% ...

Foster statement on executive Order to roll back environmental regulations

I strongly condemn the Trump Administration’s decision to undo federal regulations that protect our environment. This order shows a fundamental ignorance of climate science and its importance to our country’s future. The vast majority of scientists believe that climate change ...

Wayne's Words: Not My Fault

We live in the age of “it’s not my fault.” There has always s been the question of “who’s at fault?” since time began. It just seems more prevalent today. When it is our own fault, we need to take ...

Mass deportation would cost U.S. economy billions, experts say

Immigration and labor experts say that mass deportation would cost the federal government nearly $900 billion in lost revenue over 10 years and would immediately reduce the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 1.4 percent. That GDP shortfall would grow ...

Andy Shallal

Andy Shallal, a first-generation Iraqi-American and the owner of Busboys and Poets, said that, as an immigrant, he had to speak up for immigrant rights in the current political climate in the U.S.

Wayne's Words: Universal Healthcare: Somewhere between is the answer

If you believe in miracles, then perhaps the newly proposed (Trumpcare) also American Health Care Act is your cup of tea. Currently being called the AHCA, it is having a difficult time finding its legs. The AHCA (I prefer the ...

Will federal lawmakers turn back the clock on fair housing?

When future generations read the history of the nation’s first Black President, I believe there will be greater acknowledgement of his administration’s significant accomplishments. For now, however, an undeniable strategic war is underway to dismantle the very progress President Obama ...

Speak Out to Protect Your Health

For six years, Republicans have repeated the same phrase in every conversation about healthcare: “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Now that Republicans control all levers of government, they are preparing legislation to strip 30 million Americans of ...

Wayne's Words: Who Knew?

Who knew? The United States fell from number 4 to number 7 in the world ranking of Best Countries. That’s according to a U.S. News and World Reports survey conducted after the presidential election last November. The survey asked 21,000 ...

Republican Health Care Plan

"After seven years of calling for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act with a promise to replace it with their own plan that would provide better care at lower costs, Republicans have finally revealed their health care plan. It ...

Call to Preserve Iran Nuclear Deal

Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) led a letter to President Trump with 59 of his colleagues urging the preservation of the Iran Nuclear Deal. "The Iran Nuclear Deal has made the world a safer place by scaling back Iran's nuclear program," ...

Foster statement on revised Muslim and refugee Ban

"Once again, the Trump administration has unleashed another poorly thought out and misguided executive action. This new ban on individuals from six predominantly Muslim countries targets individuals simply because of their country of origin and religion.