John Lewis, Robin Kelly, sit-in gun control

To Honor John Lewis, Progressives Say, ‘End the Filibuster’ and Pass Voting Rights Legislation

“Remembering and celebrating John Lewis today is important,” said Rep. Cori Bush. “Abolishing the filibuster to secure the right to vote for everyone is how we must protect his legacy.” ENEWSPF Commentary – On the one-year anniversary of his death, progressives on Saturday made the case that the best way[Read More…]


What Words Make Up a ‘True Threat?’ Well, That Depends

CommentaryBy Gene Policinski Note: This column includes language that may offend, quoted as part of musical lyrics. First Amendment Center-(ENEWSPF)- As the COVID-19 crisis stretches on, we’re seeing more conflict, more protests and particularly more online rancor in the debate over how — and if — public officials should “open up”[Read More…]

Gary Kopycinski, Kopy's Kolumn, here's looking at you

The COVID-19 Surge: Hospitals Full & Morgues Overflowing If You Won’t Wear a Mask

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- In August, I interviewed a friend I hadn’t spoken with in over 35 years. We graduated college together. I’m happily teaching, and Tim Angelotti has his MD PhD., currently an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine (ICU) at the Stanford University Medical Center. Tim makes[Read More…]

Marian Catholic Juniors pray the Our Father after class on Zoom

eLearning at Marian Catholic: Transforming the Soul of Education

Chicago Heights, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Marian Catholic High School excelled this spring at eLearning thanks in equal parts to a supportive administration, creative faculty, and a resilient student body prepared by several years of one-to-one computer learning with iPads. Full disclosure: This writer just completed 30 years last spring teaching at the[Read More…]

Justice 4 George Floyd

Note to Self: You Are White, So You Are Part of the Racist Problem in America

“When a racial group’s collective prejudice is backed by the power of legal authority and institutional control, it is transformed into racism, a far-reaching system that functions independently from the intentions or self-images of individual actors.”— DiAngelo, Robin J.. White Fragility (p. 20). Beacon Press. Kindle Edition. CommentaryBy Gary Kopycinski[Read More…]

Trustee Joseph Woods

Trustee Joseph Woods on the Death of George Floyd, Aftermath

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Trustee Joe Woods delivered stirring remarks on the death of George Floyd at the hands of a now-former Minneapolis Police officer. He made his remarks during Monday’s meeting of the Park Forest Village Board. Trustee Woods speaks of pain. While looting might make headlines, what passes repeatedly[Read More…]

C.J. Smith Rich East High School

The Rich East Crisis Has Come: Call Now, Show Up, to Save Park Forest’s Iconic Learning Establishment

This article is un-metered, no subscription required. Please share freely. Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- The Rich East crisis has arrived. Mayor Jon Vanderbilt, an alumnus of Rich East High School, met this week with Dr. Johnnie Thomas, Superintendent of Rich Township High School District 227. According to Mayor Vanderbilt, Dr. Thomas[Read More…]

Final 2023 Mayoral Forum with Joe Woods

Final Village Trustee Forum – March 19, 2023