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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 ...

Wayne's words: Race, violence and changing attitudes

This last week I had an opportunity to attend a workshop that focused on racism in today’s culture. It’s a tough topic to discuss because the majority of our society recognizes its reality but denies it exists in our personal ...

President Laughingstock

Our 45th President rushed back from his United Nations meeting in New York to watch the hearing of his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, and his accuser Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Reportedly, he was impressed by Dr. Ford, but excited ...

Statement from DuPage Township Democrats

Bolingbrook - On September 19 the DuPage Township Democrats discussed the upcoming Nov. 6th Bolingbrook Park Board Referendum that will increase our property taxes. DuPage Township Democrats voted unanimously to VOTE NO on the upcoming ballot measure. Below is the ...

Letter to the Editor: Setting it straight

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet recently learned that James Nowak, a former Catholic priest who has been accused of child sexual abuse, has moved into a hotel next to one of our Catholic Charities’ offices. Catholic Charities was unaware of ...

We live in a divided country

Our economy is creating winners and losers, with no clear way up the ladder for millions of Americans. The last few decades have produced great inequality of wealth and with it, unequal access to the levers of power. We’re split ...

Trucks and Baseball

Too many trucks on the road are a common refrain in the Will County area and it packs a lot of reality. The County’s road infrastructure is inadequate considering the amount of usage required on a daily basis. Any mention ...

Here’s why I believe in America

It’s so easy these days to despair about the future of our country. It feels like half the people I run into just want to pull the covers over their heads and ignore the news. There’s dysfunction at the highest ...