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5 things to watch at Monday night's Clinton-Trump debate

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face off for the first time on the debate stage Monday night, the biggest moment of the already extraordinary 2016 presidential race.

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Joliet Central’s Brett Boyter named Bears ‘coach of the week’

The program honors the top Illinois high school football coaches from around the state.

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High School Football: Oswego East takes down Plainfield North

Oswego East had Plainfield North in mind following last year’s loss to the Tigers, and the team was able to redeem itself and remain undefeated through five games.

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College sports roundup: Saint Francis football falls to Robert Morris

The Saint Francis football team fell to a record of 1-3 overall and 0-2 in the MSFA following the team’s 38-35 loss to Robert Morris University Illinois.

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Obama: African-American museum helps tell fuller story of America

President Barack Obama said Saturday that the new Smithsonian museum devoted to African-American history elevates the often-overlooked impact of black Americans and will help others better understand the breadth of the American story.

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Obama, thousands to celebrate opening of African-American Smithsonian museum

Thousands will descend on the National Mall starting Friday for a three-day festival event to celebrate the newest Smithsonian Museum -- the National Museum of African-American History and Culture.

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‘The Journey Is the Destination’ makes world premiere in Toronto

Last week marked the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of Bronwen Hughes’ “The Journey Is the Destination.”

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A Forthright brunch

It was a Saturday morning. You can take the women out of the city, but you can’t take the brunch out of the women.

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Talking SCHOP! Three days, three nights in Austin Part I

Just finished the first leg of my Midwest/West Coast excursion.

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Las Vegas: The adult Disneyland

“Sin City.” “Entertainment Capital of the World.” Best known as “Adult Disneyland” (I made that last one up, but you get it), Las Vegas is what you get if you imagine Times Square in the desert, with wall-to-wall slot machines and 2000 percent more heat. Sound like fun? Excellent! Let’s proceed.

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Columbia Choice, Davis tribute, Tolliver, Ware fundraiser

Stage presence has always been a questionable affair when it comes to jazz musicians.

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Author delivers debut with ‘Counting Descent’

With “Counting Descent,” writer, teacher, Harvard Ph.D. candidate and award-winning poet Clint Smith explores the cognitive dissonance that results from belonging to a community that unapologetically celebrates Black humanity while living in a world that often renders Blackness a caricature.

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Tulsa officer Betty Shelby booked, released on bond

Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby was booked at the local county jail early Friday morning and released shortly after on $50,000 bond.

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The New York City Basketball Hall of Fame celebrates its honorees

The New York City Basketball Hall of Fame inducted its class of 2016 last Wednesday at the prestigious New York Downtown Athletic Club in Midtown Manhattan.

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NBA training camps set to get underway

As the summer gives way to fall, NBA teams across the league are preparing to open their training camps for the 2016-17 season, all hunting the defending champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Golden State Warriors, who after winning a record 73 games in the regular season were defeated by the Cavaliers 4-3 in the finals.

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Liberty look to regain momentum in playoffs

It’s been a rough stretch for the New York Liberty since WNBA play resumed after the Olympic break. Despite being just 3-5 since Aug. 26, the Liberty held on to the third best record in the league, thanks to early season success.

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Author delivers debut with ‘Counting Descent’

With “Counting Descent,” writer, teacher, Harvard Ph.D. candidate and award-winning poet Clint Smith explores the cognitive dissonance that results from belonging to a community that unapologetically celebrates Black humanity while living in a world that often renders Blackness a caricature.

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Printed lady looks are Bëts for Spring ’17

Print it! From head to toe, Xuly Bët’s collection offers a glimpse into yesterday’s fashion closets, but their styles show off today’s fashion flair.

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Jets get an additional boost from Enunwa and Forte

With the first two weekends of the NFL season completed, the New York Jets have already faced adversity.

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Giants chase perfect start against Washington

Victor Cruz appeared to be somewhat incredulous as he stood at a podium in a media interview room at MetLife Stadium Sunday addressing the press.

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