Joliet Central High School students march for peace

Start to school year marred by fighting

Joliet Central High School, education, Joliet Township District 204
Joliet Central High School, education, Joliet Township District 204
Joliet Central High School, education, Joliet Township District 204
Alex Ortiz

Alex Ortiz

Alex Ortiz is a reporter for The Herald-News in Joliet. Originally from Romeoville, Ill., he joined The Herald-News in 2017 and mostly covers Will County government, politics, education and more. He earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master's degree from Northwestern University.