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JTHS Congratulates 2019 Summa Cum Laude Graduates

Joliet Township High School congratulates the following seniors who will graduate Summa Cum Laude on May 31, 2019. Senior students who obtained this status earned a cumulative 4.00 grade point average or higher after seven semesters.

Local woman graduates from JJC at age 84

Shirley Crowell is whom you might call a lifelong student. Having long understood the value of education, Crowell for decades has enjoyed the status of part-time student in order to keep her mind sharp and adjust to changes in her ...

Hotel site slated for development

The city of Joliet will consider paying half the fee for a study to see if a hotel can be redeveloped into apartments, as part of an overall effort to revitalize downtown. On May 13, the Economic Development Committee voted ...

School District 86 students receive $1,000 college scholarships

The Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce awarded 44 students, including 19 Joliet Public Schools District 86 students, from Joliet area schools with $1,000 college scholarships at the sixth annual Hawk Joliet Education Scholarship Banquet. Students in grades 4-8 who maintained ...

Joliet West welders take home top ranks

Joliet West High School STEM Academy students took home top ranks, including first place overall, at the High School Welding Competition held at Joliet Junior College on May 3, 2019. Nick Strasinich finished in first place, and both Max Duarte ...

Nearly 600 to graduate at JJC's 103rd annual commencement ceremony

Joliet Junior College will present degrees and certificates to nearly 600 students at its 103rd Annual Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 17. The event begins at 6 p.m. inside the Event Center at Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road.

JCHS 2019 Mr. and Ms. J

Joliet Central High School seniors Nathaniel Schultz and Kiara Brown were named Mr. and Ms. J for the 2018-2019 school year. Mr. and Ms. J is a tradition dating back to 1958, which recognizes the two high school seniors who ...

Arts look to make a comeback in Joliet

An arts community has sprung up in Joliet. But plans to formalize a committee to oversee projects and bring together local talent have been put on hold, awaiting more information from potential organizers. Joliet’s Economic Development Director Steve Jones and ...

Joliet to implement long-range plan

The City of Joliet is in dire need of long range planning. But a firm looking to take on the project will have to wait a little longer for approval. On May 2, the Land Use and Legislative Committee reviewed ...

Parking rehab project gets go-ahead

A gravel lot across from the Rialto Square Theater will get a temporary facelift. On May 7, the City Council approved a contract with P.T. Ferro of Joliet to construct a temporary parking lot alongside the current downtown paid lot ...

High School Badminton team headed for State

Joliet Central High School Girls Badminton team members Daisy Catalan and Lauryn Luangsomkham will compete in the IHSA Badminton State Championship on Friday, May 9, 2019, at Eastern Illinois University. The Joliet Central Girls Badminton team is coached by Lisa ...

Joliet Central Girls’ Basketball Coach wins IBCA Coach of the Year

Joliet Central High School Girls’ Basketball Coach Laura Brumfiel was selected as a 2019 Coach of the Year by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA). The IBCA honors coaches throughout the state for their success on the court and their ...

Homelessness low in Joliet area

Joliet mayor says it’s high time the city address homelessness. But details on what that means are unclear, following a report from the federally funded, multi-agency Will County Continuum of Care, which notes that homelessness in the area is actually ...

Joliet Central High partners with J-Power USA for dual enrollment

To meet the demand for highly skilled technicians in Will County, J-Power USA sponsored the tuition costs of one Joliet Township High School senior to participate in the Advanced Integrated Maintenance Program (AIM) at Joliet Junior College (JJC). JTHS seniors ...

Joliet West Journalism team breaks multiple records after advancing to State

After placing as sectional champions for the first time in ten years, the Joliet West Journalism team was set on continuing their winning streak. The state competition, held at Heartland Community College in Normal, Illinois, was full of eager students ...

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