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First Responders - Our local Heroes

A person only has to watch the nightly news or read the newspaper to see an increase in crime and disrespect of law enforcement. In my neighborhood between Ingalls and Ruby there have been multiple shootings and two murders related ...

Wayne's Words: Brighter days ahead

It seems somewhat ironic that Mayor Bob O’Dekirk’s State of the City address took place at Harrah’s casino this year. It was a positive address touting several past and soon to come commercial successes that will enhance Joliet’s tax base. ...

Civil Rights Will Suffer under AG Sessions

Donald Trump’s first three weeks in office have left Americans reeling from what Republican speechwriter Peggy Noonan called his “cloud of crazy.” His cabinet nominees seem intentionally perverse: an education secretary who has no clue about public schools; an energy ...

Letter: Joliet meeting to address immigration/President Trump’s executive order

Letter writer Angel Guzman encourages residents to attend a special city council meeting to address issues on immigration raised by recent Presidential executive orders.

Wayne's Words: Sometimes more than Thanks is required

Putting lights on the Joliet’s flag pavilions has been a point of discussion for several years. A commitment to do that was given at a candidate’s forum during the last mayoral election in 2015. I was advised by the mayor ...

Barbara Reynold’s Coretta Scott King Memoir Is a Must Read

Every day that he holds the presidency, Donald Trump does something outrageous. He blusters, he just plain lies, and he bullies. He pushes his decisions, his executive orders, down the throats of a Congress that he dominates. Why not let ...

Foster Statement on Financial Regulation Executive Orders

I am deeply concerned about President Trump’s executive order intended to undermine the financial regulations enacted after the 2008 economic crisis. Reforms like the Dodd-Frank Act allow for effective oversight of Wall Street, protecting against the kind of economic recession ...

Wayne's Words: Trusting the Press

If you lived in downstate Peoria and woke up on Tuesday morning and read the local paper you might have been surprised to learn that the world headquarters of Caterpillar, the heavy machinery manufacturer, was leaving town. They have called ...

Lawmakers, Lobbyists Attack Consumer Protection Agency

As a new Congress and White House begin their respective governmental roles, a still-growing cadre of supporters and opponents are focusing on the future of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Ironically, Capitol Hill’s ongoing regulatory tug-of-war is really not ...

Why We March

Dear Mr. Balich, Will County Board I am one of the millions of grumpy old women and "their wives" (I've been married to a wonderful man for 30 years, but have many lesbian friends) that marched in Chicago, Washington, and ...

Wayne's Words: New Rialto Board faces high expectations

The Rialto Theatre has a full complement of seven board members. The final member was appointed by the governor on Monday. Their first meeting will be on Wednesday, after my deadline so I am not aware of the proceedings that ...

Today’s activists can learn from King’s “Creative Disruption” tactics

When Dr. Martin Luther King envisioned the Poor People’s Campaign in 1968, he envisioned all kinds of people descending on our nation’s capital, bringing demands to federal agencies. He envisioned people pushing for affordable housing, for quality education, for better ...

Letter to the District 202 Community

For many years, the Plainfield community has generously supported the PHS PTSO Needy Family Drive. In 2016, the community support continued. This was the 24th year for this project and our goal consistently remains to make the holiday season a ...

Letter to the Editor: Don’t forget the Taxpayers

On January 18, 2017 a group of concern citizens and I attended and peacefully protested at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Lockport Township Hall. The fifty or so attendees, beside our group of thirteen, consisted mostly of politicians, ...

Can the media hold politicians accountable?

If you watched Donald Trump’s recent press conference, you may have overlooked a telling and worrisome moment. A CNN reporter tried to ask the president-elect about the extent of his ties to Russian officials. “No! Not you. No! Your organization ...