New wave of Democrats ushered in for Joliet Township race

UPDATED STORY A new slate of Democrats will be on the ballot for the Joliet Township board following a major shift Tuesday night during a Democratic Caucus meeting.

Will County Health Department reports 41,169 COVID cases

The Will County Health Department on Wednesday reported 41,169 Coronavirus cases, an increase 169 from Tuesday, while reported deaths increased by seven to 552.

Judge denies group's request to stop public hearing on proposed Joliet development

While the opposition to the NorthPoint development planned for Joliet continues, a group leading the charge against the plan suffered a legal blow on Wednesday when a judge denied their request for a Temporary Restraining Order.

Paddock leaves Chicagoland Speedway for Silver Cross Hospital

The former president of Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway in Joliet will now be working in the health care industry. Scott Paddock has been named Senior Vice President of External Affairs for Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.

Wooten’s appointment to Joliet Council fails to garner enough votes

A split vote by the Joliet City Council on Tuesday means Mayor Bob O’Dekirk will have to search for another candidate to fill a vacant seat. O’Dekirk appointed Todd Wooten, a member of the city’s Police and Fire Commission, to ...

Slammers gifts give back to community organizations

thetimesweekly.com The Joliet Slammers announced on Giving Tuesday that they are partnering with United Way of Will County throughout December. During the month, the Slammers will donate 20% from all merchandise sales to United Way.

City of Joliet public comment procedures during Tier 3 Mitigation

The Governor’s Office and the Illinois Department of Public Health activated a Tier 3 Mitigation plan for all regions of the state of Illinois, effective Friday, November 20, 2020. In an effort to support these mitigation measures, the City of ...

Zonta Coat Drive and 16 Day of Activism

The Zonta Club of Joliet is sponsoring a winter coat drive to benefit Morning Star Mission. This drive is being held from November 30 to December 10, 2020. "Zonta of Joliet Area welcomes this opportunity to be of service and ...

Joliet residents can weigh in virtually this week on new water source

Joliet city officials have been working with consultants on evaluating two Lake Michigan sources to supply the City with water in the future. They are now ready to present these results to the public before the City Council makes their ...

Dirksen Junior High Administrator earns doctorate degree

Congratulations to Dirksen Junior High School Assistant Principal Jadon Waller for earning her doctorate degree. Dr. Waller received her Doctor of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University-Chicago. The title of her dissertation was leveraging the Danielson Framework: ...

Troy 30-C adds preschool classrooms

Two large rooms provide additional space for students, programs A remodeling project at Troy Cronin Elementary School recently opened up two new classrooms for the district's preschool students. Troy needed more space for its youngest students, with a growing student ...

Joliet City Council to vote Tuesday on mayor's pick for at-large seat

Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk has made his pick to replace Don "Duck" Dickinson, who abruptly resigned from the City Council on Nov. 23. O'Dekirk has selected Todd Wooten, a Joliet Police and Fire Commissioner to fill the now vacant seat. ...

SBA urges residents to shop local, buy local on Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 28, 2020 is Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. The U.S. Small Business Administration encourages shoppers to shop small businesses as they are in need ...

Still plenty to be grateful for this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for all we have. That may be difficult to express in light of spending nearly the entire year dealing with a Coronavirus pandemic and all the hardships that have come with it. Real ...

Joliet Unity Movement selects 2020 scholarship awardees

The Joliet Unity Movement recently announced the recipients of the 2020 Loretta Westbrooks Scholarship awards. Daisa Norris, a sophomore at Dominican University, and Bolingbrook High School Senior KeAsha Smith were awarded $1,000. Each submission was carefully reviewed on the topic ...