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Old Joliet Prison adds to revitalization of community

The Joliet Prison Committee at its meeting Tuesday reviewed the revenue generated through events at the old Joliet prison since opening this year. Tours and other events began at the old prison this past summer and the city has seen ...

Joliet Central 8th Veterans Day ceremony

Joliet Central High School hosted the 8th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Friday, November 9. Over 40 veterans were in attendance, along with community members and elected officials.

City of Joliet receives trees grant

The City of Joliet has received a $15,000 grant from the Morton Arboretum's Community Trees Program federal forestry program. This award will allow the City to plant an additional 73 trees across the five city districts in spring of 2019. ...

Joliet students compete at state Cross Country meet

Washington Junior High seventh grade students (from left to right) Marcellus Mines and Arely Reynoso competed in the Illinois Elementary School Association Cross Country State Meet in Maxwell Park in Normal, Illinois. Marcellus placed #59 out of 240 male athletes ...

Presence Villa Franciscan named to Best Nursing Homes list

thetimesweekly.com Joliet - Presence Villa Franciscan, a skilled nursing facility located at 210 N. Springfield Avenue in Joliet owned by Ascension Living, has named by U.S. News and World Report as one of "America's Best Short-Stay Rehabilitation Centers.' U.S. News ...

Joliet City Council denies Staffing agency

The city of Joliet is not looking to add additional staffing agencies in city limits. In a pair of 6-1 votes, the Joliet City Council decided to deny two requests for special use permits. Councilman Pat Mudron cast the lone ...

City mulls replacement options for water lines

The city of Joliet is looking to be proactive as it regards efforts to make sure drinking water remains safe. At Monday’s meeting of the Joliet Public Service Committee, staff provided an update on options for replacing the lead service ...

Joliet Police roadside checkpoints

The Joliet Police Department, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Transportation, will participate in a statewide effort to increase seatbelt usage and crack down on speeding and drunk driving. Special enforcement efforts will include several seatbelt safety zones at ...

Downtown Joliet combined sewer rehabilitation

Michels Corporation began combined sewer rehabilitation work in the Joliet downtown business district on Monday, November 5, 2018. This work is part of the City of Joliet's 2018 Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Program and will be completed in multiple phases over ...

Park District session cancelled

The Joliet Park District Board of Commissioners has cancelled their Work Session scheduled for 5:00pm on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Inwood Athletic Club, 3000 W. Jefferson St., Joliet.

Joliet Central Alumni Spotlight

Joliet Central’s Class of 1985 alumnus Ken Strickland is NBC’s vice president and Washington, DC Bureau Chief. After starting off as an associate producer at Dateline in 1995, he worked his way up the ranks, and now leads NBC’s editorial ...

Haunting history of Stateville Prison

Bettye Gavin said the Stateville Collins Street prison years ago had a way of enlightening not only the inmates, but also the correctional officers. “It was a life learning experience,” she said. The Joliet councilwoman started a job in the ...

Joliet approves extended commercial truck enforcement efforts

Thetimesweekly.com The City of Joliet is increasing efforts to monitor and enforce commercial motor vehicle regulations by expanding the Joliet Police Department (JPD) truck enforcement efforts to include evenings and weekends. Enforcement efforts will begin immediately. "While the majority of ...

Joliet Police Department Site of newest Micro Pantry

The Joliet Police Department is proud that the station at 150 Washington St. is the newest location for a micro pantry. The micro pantry is located just to the left of the main entrance. Thanks to the help of Mayor ...

Vote delayed on staffing agencies

The Joliet City Council decided to postpone votes on two requests for special use permits, one for HR Metrics and one for Innovated Staffing. Staffing agencies are typically used to help fill jobs in the warehouse sector and in recent ...

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