April 18, 2018

April 20 has become an international, counterculture holiday where people gather to celebrate and consume cannabis, often in a way of advocating for the liberalization and legalization of marijuana. Founder of Seattle’s Hempfest, Vivian McPeak, stated that 4/20 is “hal...

April 11, 2018

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Morghan Dieringer  (New Lenox, Ill./Lincoln-Way West), University of St. Francis pitcher, earned both NAIA National and Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Softball Pitcher of the Week honors last week, after a fantastic s...

March 14, 2018

The famous theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking, has died at age 76 in his home, according to a family spokesman.

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Stephen Hawking was considered to be the world’s greatest living scientist, according to CNN.

In 1963, at just 21-years-old, Haw...

March 1, 2018

In the wake of the Florida mass shooting, National Rifle Association (NRA) spokeswoman, Dana Loesch, gave a speech at the Conservative Political Conference stating, “Many in legacy media love mass shootings. You guys love it.” She continued, “Now I’m not saying that yo...

January 30, 2018

Ten foreigners were arrested in  Cambodia for “singing and dancing pornographically,” after a raid on a party in Siem Reap near the tourist destination of Angkor Wat.

Around 4 p.m. last Thursday, Cambodia Police arrived at a popular pool party event called Let's Ge...

November 21, 2017

Whether you’re in need, worried about feeding yourself or your family, or are filled with the urge to help those less fortunate this holiday season, Will County is prepared.

As the holiday season quickly approaches, churches and other organizations in Will County are pr...

November 16, 2017

The holidays are a stressful time for all, getting the perfect gift for a loved one, finding the best cranberry sauce recipe and cleaning for the holiday party you are hosting is more than enough to make one want to pull their hair out. However, when a college student...

November 9, 2017

Dogs have always been known as a man’s best friend. Dog owners constantly go to extremes in caring for their dogs (providing them the most expensive pet food, doggy spa trips, dressing them clothing and accessories, etc.), many owners’ refer to their dogs as their “fur...

November 8, 2017

On Thursday, November 9, long-running ABC television show, Grey’s Anatomy, will celebrate its milestone 300th episode with a special episode which will have the audience seeing ghosts of Seattle Grace surgical interns past. The episode, written by season 14 showrunner...

November 8, 2017

A Pakistani woman was arrested by police on murder charges after she allegedly attempted to murder her husband and inadvertently killed 17 other members of his family, according to a senior police officer.

District police chief Sohail Habib Tajak said, was married again...

October 30, 2017

Prostitution is one of the oldest professions in America. While many individuals scoff at sex workers due to a moral objection, trading sex for payment is not a new idea.

Recently, a Washington D.C. Councilmember proposed a bill that would decriminalize prostitution in...

October 18, 2017

Washington D.C. Councilmember, David Grosso proposed a bill that would decriminalize prostitution in the nation’s capital.

The bill, Reducing Criminalization to Improve Community Health and Safety Amendment Act of 2017, was developed by Grosso after working with the Sex...

October 10, 2017

As many of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM). The color pink is popping up in support of the brave women (and men) battling breast cancer. A variety of events will commence around the nation. Attendees of walks and runs in support for a cure wil...

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