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JJC chefs provide culinary sessions for teens

High school students will spend several days in JJC’s state-of-the-art culinary kitchens learning from award-winning chefs Tim Bucci and Andy Chlebana. Students will learn how to prepare and present artful meals through lessons on safe knife skills, how to roast, ...

Vote on employment contract for interim city manager postponed

Negotiations for the Joliet interim city manager position took a turn at this week’s meeting of the Joliet City Council. Officials decided in a 7-1 vote to postpone taking action on an employment contract with former City Manager Jim Hock. ...

Excessive heat forecast for Joliet & Will County keeping cool tips and cooling centers

The City of Joliet reminds residents to take precautions to ensure their health, safety and well-being during days of high heat and humidity. According to the National Weather Service, an excessive heat watch is in effect for the area from ...

Slammers back home after All-Star break

After almost two weeks away, the Slammers are back home for 6 games in 7 days, starting Friday, July 19. July 19 7:05pm-Super Hero Night-Join us as we celebrate both onscreen and real life Super Heroes. The Slammers will wear ...

New principal at Eisenhower Academy

Nicole Bottigliero has been named the new principal at Eisenhower Academy. For the past two years, Bottigliero has served as the assistant principal at Washington Junior High School and Academy Program. Prior to Joliet Public Schools District 86, Bottigliero worked ...

County, City to join Slammers to hit home run with water conservation

Will County and the City of Joliet are partnering with the Joliet Slammers to offer a day of baseball and family fun with an emphasis on water conservation on Sunday, July 21. Employees from the County's Resource Recovery and Energy ...

Joliet West to host Summer Blood Drive

Joliet West High School will host a Summer Blood Drive on July 23, 2019 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Joliet West High School Cafeteria, located at 401 N Larkin Avenue in Joliet. Guests are encouraged to register online ...

New development in termination hearings for Joliet police officers

In a turn of events, the hearings set for two Joliet police officers recommended for firing did not take place as planned at a Monday meeting of the Joliet Board of Fire and Police Commissioners. City staff briefed the panel ...

Joliet officials closing in on TIF development agreement for Two Rialto Square

The city of Joliet is closer to securing a Tax Increment Finance (TIF) district development agreement for the Two Rialto Square property. Located at 110-116 N. Chicago St., the building and commercial space used to serve as home of the ...

Time to "Break Back In"

The 2nd Annual Great Joliet Prison Break In will take place on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 4pm – 11pm. The prison fundraiser will feature iconic Chicago band The Ides of March, as well as Hot Mess, Great Moments in ...

USF seeking nominations for annual Distinguished Alumni Awards

The University of St. Francis (USF), through the USF Alumni & Family Relations Office, will honor five outstanding alumni with a Distinguished Alumni Award as part of the university’s Homecoming & Reunion festivities on Saturday, October 5, 2019, in San ...

Slammers annual Guns–N-Hoses charity softball game and Superhero Night

The Joliet Slammers will host their annual Guns-N-Hoses Game on Friday, July 19th along with Superhero Night. Tickets are $10 with $5 going back to Easterseals Joliet Region and are good for both games. Superhero Night will include a vehicle ...

Slammers walk-off second game in a row beat Thunderbolts 3-2

The Slammers scored their first run of the game in an unconventional way. Tyler Border led off the 3rd inning with a walk, moved to 2nd on a sac bunt from Jared Morello, then scored after Thunderbolts pitcher Kenny Matthews ...

Joliet/Plainfield move ahead with Costco Wholesale agreement

The possibility of a Costco wholesale store opening in the Plainfield/Joliet corridor is becoming closer to reality. The Plainfield Village Board Monday approved an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Joliet providing public improvement cost sharing, roadway maintenance, mutual aid ...

Social Media students participate in NASCAR

Reporters covering the NASCAR races this weekend had the opportunity to learn about the JTHS Social Media Project, a real-world curricular project that provided JTHS students with the opportunity to work with professionals from Unidos Marketing to create promotional videos ...

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