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Slammers to hold open house, toy drive

The Joliet Slammers will host their annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 7th from 9 am to noon in the Hall of Fame Room located at DuPage Medical Group Field. The public is invited to join the Slammers for ...

Student winners named at Joliet District 86 spelling bee

After 14 rounds of spelling, Pershing Elementary fifth-grade student Isabella Hebrard-Flores took home the first place trophy at the Joliet Public Schools District 86 Elementary School Spelling Bee Contest. Adriel Perez Cortes from Carl Sandburg Elementary and Nicholas Parise II ...

Joliet District 86 board approve new support staff contract

The Joliet Public Schools District 86 Board of School Inspectors approved a new three-year contract Wednesday night for the Joliet #86 School Related Personnel Council, American Federation of Teachers, Local 604. The three-year wage settlement provides employees with an average ...

Joliet District 86 teachers rally for new contract

Teachers for Joliet Public Schools District 86 took to the streets of Joliet Tuesday rallying for a new contract. Dozens stood outside the district’s administration center to make their voices heard. The district and officials for the Council 86 of ...

Joliet advances new lease agreement with MyGrain Brewing

The Joliet Economic Development Committee took time to review a lease agreement with MyGrain Brewing at its meeting this week. The brewery, located at 50 E. Jefferson St., is seeking a rent-free arrangement for 2020. Derek Conley, economic development specialist ...

JTHS Student Ambassadors and Bridge Builder

Joliet Township High School Board of Education members received words of appreciation from Student Ambassadors Matthew Hernandez , Kasey Lyn, Yanni Ovalle, and Lydia Richardson and Bridge Builder Lorraine Guerrero Neumayer at the Nov. 12 board meeting. To recognize the ...

Community reveals challenges to curbing gun violence

University Park resident Brenda Mitchell spoke of how she has two family members who died by gun violence, one of which is her 31-year-old son Kenneth, one of which is her brother. Mitchell was among dozens of people who attended ...

AMITA Health Joliet Hospital Capital Campaign

AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center Joliet recently launched a multimillion fundraising initiative in its effort to improve cardiovascular care for Joliet and the surrounding community. In launching the Heart Hospital within a Hospital Campaign, the medical center's foundation and ...

Joliet zoning panel says yes to marijuana businesses

The Joliet Plan Commission gave its stamp of approval to the Joliet City Council recommending zoning regulations for marijuana businesses at a special meeting. The panel’s decision did not come without some opposition. John Dillon, chairman for the Joliet Plan ...

The Betty Mahone 26th Annual Black College Fair

Sunday, November 10, 2019 2:00pm-4:00pm Hosted By: Brown Chapel A.M.E. Church

Chicago Bears names Joliet West Running Back High School All-Star

The Chicago Bears named Trent Howland, a junior and running back at Joliet West High School, the Chicago Bears “High School All-Star” for week 9. On October 25, 2019, Howland helped West win its first SPC Conference championship in fifty ...

Joliet hires outside legal firm to investigate ethics complaints

The Joliet City Council is looking to resolve the internal disputes over ethics, which officials believe would help the city in its effort to govern. In a 5-2 vote, action was taken to hire the law firm Ancel and Glink ...

Joliet Public Schools Dist 86 board members honored

Congratulations to Joliet Public Schools District 86 Board of School Inspectors (from left to right) Gwendolyn Ulmer, Tonya Roberts, and Deborah Ziech who were recently recognized by the Illinois Association of School Boards. The three school board members were honored ...

Joliet Mayor visits Taft students

Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk recently visited with third grade students at Taft Elementary School. The students were learning about communities within Illinois in social science and gained a better understanding on how the city of the Joliet works.

Garbage collection, closures Veterans holiday

The week of Nov. 11, 2019 will have regularly scheduled garbage and recycling pickup. The Veterans Day holiday on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 will not impact Waste Management's schedule.

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