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Joliet West Speech Team wins IHSA Regional Championship

Joliet West Speech Team won the 2021 IHSA Regional Championship for the first time in Joliet West High School history on February 6. The win included all 14 individual events advancing to Sectionals.

Northern Illinois Food Bank Pop-Up Drive-Thru Markets

JJC is proud to team with the Northern Illinois Food Bank to offer a place for students and community members to drive through to receive groceries. Anyone in need of food assistance during this uncertain time is welcome to attend. ...

City of Joliet seeks public feedback on AXON body camera draft policy

The City of Joliet is seeking the public's commentary and feedback concerning the preliminary AXON body camera policy for the Joliet Police Department. The full draft policy is available for viewing on www.joliet.gov/publiccomment. After reading the policy, the public is ...

Joliet State of City Address postponed

Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk's scheduled State of the City Address planned for Tuesday, Feb. 23 has been postponed to a future date.

Snowstorm hits communities leaving few places to put snow

The snowstorm that began over the weekend and continued through Tuesday morning hit Joliet hard, dropping nearly 20 inches of snow on the city, and kept city crews working around the clock cleaning streets.

Joliet District 204 board approves hybrid in-person learning

Students will soon be returning to classes for in-person learning at Joliet Township High School District 204.

Health officials steadily vaccinating residents as more supply is delivered

When people heard the Food and Drug Administration approved vaccines for the coronavirus, many thought the end was in sight from the pandemic nightmare. But it appears the bad dream is not over as Health departments, pharmacy’s are grappling with ...

Joliet Chamber initiates Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council

The Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry is launching a new council has been created with the following vision: The Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry is dedicated to actively and intentionally cultivating business workplaces to value diversity, ...

Malec goes from 'interim' to permanent Joliet Police Chief

What began as an interim position became a permanent one on Tuesday, as Dawn Malec officially became Joliet's Police Chief.

Joliet to seek disaster funding to cover snow removal, other related costs

The snowstorm that began over the weekend and continued through Tuesday morning hit Joliet hard, dropping nearly 20 inches of snow on the city, and kept city crews working around the clock cleaning streets.

Joliet District 86 academy programs accepting student Applications

Student applications are now being accepted for Eisenhower and Washington Academy for the 2021-2020 school year.

Citizen’s review panel considered for Joliet Police Department

A push is on to create a citizen’s review panel in the hopes of providing some oversight of the Joliet Police Department. That push came as a result of some Joliet residents, who were involved in Black Lives Matter protest ...

Spotlight: Recognizing Black History

The history of Joliet's role in helping hundreds escape slaves via the Underground Railroad is as full of drama and intrigue as any Hollywood film. It's a story with daring heroes, intrigue and fearful fugitives always, just steps away from ...

Joliet junior high school teacher named to Yamaha 40 Under 40 Music Education List

Yamaha last week named Christine Adelmann as an honoree of the newly launched 40 Under 40 music education advocacy program.

Extreme cold in the forecast

Current forecasts for the upcoming weekend in Joliet and the surrounding communities call for potentially hazardously low cold temperatures and life-threatening wind chills. This is extremely dangerous weather and serious precautions should be taken.

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