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Wayne's Words: The Holiday Season!

Next week begins the traditional holiday season. Thanksgiving Day, Chanukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s Day are major holiday celebrations for most of us. The Thanksgiving holiday provides an opportunity to pause and reflect on the blessings and good fortune ...

Midterm takeaway: We need a lot more Democracy

I can’t be the only one who spent the night of the midterms tossing and turning. Though I managed to shut off the coverage and try to sleep, spasms of anxiety woke me repeatedly throughout the dreary hours. Ultimately, Republicans ...

How veterans changed the military and built the middle class

We thank labor unions for the eight-hour work day, pensions, the weekend, and many other employment benefits Americans enjoy. Organized workers staged direct actions — strikes, sit-ins, boycotts, etc. — forcing bosses to the bargaining table. It’s a history most ...

Letter to the Editor

Thank you The Joliet Jewish Congregation would like to thank everyone, both congregants and the general community who attended our extended Sabbath memorial service on Nov. 2, 2018. We would also like to thank the Plainfield Muslim community for their ...

Lipinski: Democrats should focus on workable solutions that improve everyday lives, starting with infrastructure

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) released following statement: “The Democratic takeover of the majority in the U.S. House provides the opportunity for Congress to reassert its Constitutional role of conducting oversight of the Executive Branch and the President. This is part ...

Now what after the election

President and CEO of the NAACP Derrick Johnson issued the following statement regarding the results of the 2018 midterm election: “This was a remarkable wave of grassroots activism that swept across the country — with women and people of color ...

Wayne's Words: More guns no solution

Wayneswords@thetimesweekly.com Since I began writing this column it has been traditional for me to opine regarding voting in elections, and the issues and people involved, at election time. Given the past week’s events I decided to pass on the election ...

School grading practices are inaccurate and inequitable to some children

The battle for equity in our schools is not only a fight to guarantee access to great teaching and high-quality learning environments, programs, and materials. The battle for equity also includes the practices and policies that teachers use to describe ...

Knowledge is Power

Power is also comfort. With the loss of my husband, I needed to find peace and comfort. I did find my comfort at our Romeoville White Oak Library. I had been privileged to work part-time, eight years, in the children’s ...

Wayne's Words: Water is our most precious spice

What’s the weather like today? That is a common question just about everybody contemplates for a few moments every day. There is, however, rarely a weather deliberation that does not include the mention of water. Much of the weather damage ...

Collins Street Neighborhood Council

After much consideration the Collins Street Neighborhood Council (CSNC) has come to a conclusion to be in favor of the proposed gas station project on the corner of Jackson and Collins Streets for the following reasons:

Public service loan forgiveness program fails to forgive

Across the nation and multiple generations, student loan debt now surpasses $1.5 trillion. The anxiety shared by borrowers from all walks of life seeking ways to lift this unsustainable consumer debt affects multiple life dimensions. In some cases, these burdensome ...

Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. Laments the passing of Chicago Journalist NBC anchor, Warner Saunders

Chicago - We miss him already. Warner Saunder’s presence was always there. He was a community treasure and possessed a keen intellect. He was an outstanding journalist who covered the campaign of Harold Washington in 1983 with fairness and wisdom.

What does it mean to be an American?

Tell me: What does it actually mean to be an American? In the press of day-to-day events and amid the ongoing tumult of politics, we don’t think about this much. Yet it’s a crucial question, one that each generation in ...

Cosby lawyers take first step in appeal process

Citing doctored evidence, including an exclusive NNPA Newswire report last month that revealed tapes used to convict Bill Cosby were doctored, attorneys for the comedian have formally begun the process they hope will win his release from a Pennsylvania prison ...

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