JJC faculty awards scholarships

The Joliet Junior College Faculty Union has awarded $7,200 in scholarships to assist local students. Gifts as high as $700 were awarded to 12 students who are attending JJC, a four-year school, or are transferring from JJC to a four-year ...

USF student elected to serve two-year term on state board

A University of St. Francis student has been elected to the Illinois Certification Board. University of St. Francis recently announced that student Monika Gomez has been elected to a two-year term on the ICB. Gomez, who began her term earlier ...

Illinois schools can follow new guidelines for mask wearing this fall

Recent Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines for mask wearing in public places, including schools, allows for fully vaccinated individuals to go without masks. Whether all schools will follow suit in the fall remains to be seen.

District 86 students to return in-person next month

More than 10,000 Joliet Public Schools District 86 students are expected to return to school full time on Aug. 18, 2021. Open Houses for students and families are scheduled for Aug. 16 or Aug. 17 depending on the school.

JJC Police launch community support initiative

The Joliet Junior College Police Department is expanding its community outreach with the launch of the Police and Community Engagement (PACE) team.

District 202 preliminary FY22 operating budget: revenues top expenses by $4.7 million

Submitted report Plainfield – District 202 officials project the 2021-22 operating budget revenues will surpass expenses by up to $4.7 million, based on preliminary budget data presented at the June 28, 2021 Board of Education regular meeting. The Board will ...

JTHS Athletic Teams Receive IHSA 2020-2021 Spring & Summer Academic Achievement Award

Nine Joliet Township High School spring and summer athletic teams were recently awarded the IHSA Team Academic Achievement Award. The award recognizes teams that that maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher throughout their respective season. The program ...

JTHS opens doors to new center

When school re-opens in the fall, JTHS Transition Center students will attend class in a new building, completely renovated and designed to accommodate work and life skill acquisition. The JTHS Transition Program, previously housed in the Subway strip mall, has ...

Getty Images and Stand Together announce Inaugural Grant to Preserve HBCU's Historical Archives

thetimesweekly.com Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, in partnership with the Getty Family and Stand Together, a philanthropic community tackling some of the biggest challenges of our times, today announced the launch of the inaugural Getty Images Photo ...

Bilingual summer school program

District 202 third graders in the Bilingual Summer School Program practice reading aloud the story, El planeta Tierra se presenta – Introducing Planet Earth at Creekside Elementary School on Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

Donate your used music and memorabilia to WCSF

WCSF-FM 88.7, the radio station of the University of St. Francis (USF), will host its annual Mega Music Rummage Sale this fall and is currently seeking community donations of used and collectible music and memorabilia. If you cannot bear to ...

SD 86 seeks input from parents, employees on how to best spend $29 million

Joliet Public Schools District 86 is seeking community input for the use of new federal funds as the school district finalizes plans for the return to full in-person learning for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. Unless state or health guidance ...

Free summer meals program for kids 18 and under begins

VVSD Nutrition Services is once again offering FREE summer meals for anyone under 18 years old throughout the Bolingbrook and Romeoville communities. VVSD Kids Meals will be available at Door #1 Monday- Friday from 10-11 am at the following schools: ...

JJC survey will gauge interest in vaccine clinic on main campus

Joliet Junior College has partnered with Costco Pharmacy to gauge interest in a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on its campus. The clinic would be available to JJC students, employees and community members.

Plainfield School District to spend about 67 percent of COVID funds on student learning

Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202 plans to spend about 67 percent of its total share of federal COVID relief funding on student learning, significantly more than the minimum required by law.