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JTHS District 204 Board President resigns

Midway through her term, Joliet Township School District 204 Board President Dr. Tracy Spesia has resigned from her seat on the board. District officials now seek to fill the school board seat vacated by Spesia and the board has moved ...

Restrictions challenge restaurants, bar owners

On the same day the Illinois Department of Public Health dropped Will County from the state’s warning list of regions nearing a Coronavirus positivity rate of 8 percent, some area Republicans held a press conference to denounce Coronavirus statistics from ...

U.S. DOT grant adds important piece to Rock Run Development puzzle

The City of Joliet is in line to receive a big financial boost that will help move along a major 265 acre economic development project at Interstate 55 and I-80. Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (D-Illinois) on Wednesday announced that Joliet will ...

Joliet City Council hears more demands for police reform

Some Joliet residents on Tuesday made it clear they want police reform in the city. Body cameras for officers, police reform and other issues related to the Joliet Police Department were discussed recently among members of the city council’s Public ...

JTHS extends remote learning to Nov. 10

Remote learning in Joliet Township High School District 204 will now continue into November. The District 204 Board of Education on Tuesday approved a recommendation to extend remote learning until Nov. 10.

Joliet Schools Dist. 86 provides meals for all students

Due to recent changes by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Joliet Public Schools District 86 is now able to offer free grab-and-go meals for any child 18 years or younger. The meals are available for curbside pick-up on Mondays ...

Foster co-hosts Census Caravan through Joliet

The Census 2020 campaign will moved into high gear in Joliet late last week. Congressman Bill Foster (D-Illinois) co-hosted a Census Caravan in the city Friday morning with local elected officials, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant ...

Elwood files Temporary Restraining Order to stop NorthPoint Development

The Village of Elwood has filed a Temporary Restraining Order against the City of Joliet and East Gate - Logistics Park Chicago to prevent the annexation and subsequent construction of the NorthPoint development. A hearing is scheduled for Sept. 24.

Petitions available for Joliet City Council elections

Petitions for three at-large Joliet City Council member seats will be available September 22. The seats are each four-year terms. The petitions will be available in the City Clerk’s Office, located in the Joliet Municipal Building, 150 W. Jefferson St., ...

Joliet warehouse workers demand fair treatment during pandemic

Fed up with poor treatment from management and unsafe working conditions during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, current and former workers of the Joliet-based Mars Warehouse and its 3rd Party Logistics companies, XPO and DHL Logistics, held a protest rally and ...

Former, current workers to protest at Mars Warehouse, Joliet

In July the Mars Workers for Justice committee delivered a petition signed by close to 100 workers to the candy giant and its 3rd Party Logistics companies, XPO and DHL Logistics, demanding hazard and quarantine pay as well as greater ...

Slammers end the season in First Place

The Joliet Slammers ended their City of Champions Cup season with a victory, edging the NERDS Herd 4-3. The Slammers bullpen played a crucial role in the win, combining for six shutout innings, and catcher Brian Parreira crushed a no-doubt ...

Petitions available Sept. 22 for Joliet City Council elections

Petitions for three at-large Joliet City Council member seats will be available September 22. The seats are each four-year terms. The petitions will be available in the City Clerk’s Office, located in the Joliet Municipal Building, 150 W. Jefferson St., ...

Will County Opioid overdoses rising during COVID pandemic

One of the many negative ripple effects of the Coronavirus pandemic in Will County has been the surge in Opioid related overdoses and deaths. In 2019, there were a total of 118 deaths from Opioid overdoses in Will County and ...

Wayne's Words: Why are Joliet officials still talking about the future water source?

“What’s past is prologue”. Have you ever heard or read that phrase before? I have seen the expression used many times and have often relied on its usage over the years. The basic origin of the phrase is actually from ...

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