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Joliet to celebrate planting project at Bicentennial Park

The City of Joliet will celebrate a pollinator planting project, made possible through a $25,000 grant from the Canadian National EcoConnexions “From the Ground Up” program on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at noon at Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park, 201 West ...

Virtual townhall meeting planned on probe into Joliet PD

A state investigation is underway into possible patterns or practices of unconstitutional or unlawful policing in Joliet and now the public is being asked to weigh in on the matter. Attorney General Kwame Raoul is inviting members of the public ...

Life vs. Liquor: The average Illinoisan would give up three years of their life to keep drinking alcohol, survey reveals

• One-third would give up caffeine for life, if they can continue drinking alcohol. • 30% admit they ignore studies warning about alcohol health risks. TTW Press room Science and Sobriety: There are many behaviors and habits we’ve developed and ...

Will County Sheriff's Department seeks help in finding missing 9-year-old girl

The Will County Sheriff’s Office is requesting help from the public regarding a missing 9-year-old female named Nalaya S. Patterson-Dean. Nalaya has been reported missing by extended family members due to family not having contact with Nalaya since Sept. 15. ...

Pritzker announces $327 million in Household Assistance Available for low-income families in Illinois

Governor JB Pritzker on Monday joined the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and community partners to announce $327 million in Help Illinois Families assistance now available through the Low-Income Household Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Community ...

Schumacher Family Farm exhibit on display at Joliet Historical Museum

Hundreds of people visited the Iron Bridge Trailhead at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie over Labor Day weekend, and two of those visitors grew up at the historic site. Alvin (“Al”) and Robert (“Bob”) Schumacher brought together four generations of their ...

Bertino-Tarrant recommends 11-District Board

At the September county board meeting, Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant presented her proposed redistricting plan for 11 two-member districts, which reduces the size of the Will County Board by four members.

Will County leads national panel on pandemic rental assistance

Will County Board Member Denise Winfrey (Joliet) will moderate a panel on Friday that will examine best practices for counties across the United States that are administering Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) for individuals who face housing insecurity because of the ...

Troy schools thank local businesses for donations to hygiene pantries

Two Troy Community School District 30-C schools – Troy Middle School and William B. Orenic Intermediate School - have set up hygiene pantries near the boys' and girls' locker rooms with the goal of providing necessities to students who can ...

Grant aims to address teacher shortage in early education

The Joliet Junior College Child Development (CDEV) program has received a grant from the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) to strengthen and diversify the early childhood workforce. JJC is the only community college in Illinois to receive this grant, ...

Voter access – a priority for Will County

While Senate Democrats edged closer to an agreement this week on new voting rights legislation, 18 states have enacted 30 laws to make it harder for Americans to vote, according to the Brennan Center for Justice.

COVID vaccine debate and fear mongering in Will County

Will County is apparently not immune to the unfortunate politics of the COVID vaccine that has spread across the country like… well, a pandemic. Data has shown that most who are now ending up in hospitals suffering from COVID are ...

Plainfield mayor to investigate E. Coli contamination

Following a weekend where residents could not get their favorite iced coffees at local establishments or get tap water with their dinner at restaurants, things are back to normal in the Village of Plainfield as the EPA has declared it ...

Joliet City Manager responds to police department investigation

TTW Staff Report Attorney General Kwame Raoul last week announced that his office is launching an investigation into possible patterns or practices of unconstitutional or unlawful policing by the Joliet Police Department. The civil investigation follows requests made by the ...

Glasgow to serve on Illinois AG's Organized Retail Crime Task Force

Will County State’s Attorney James W. Glasgow on Monday joined with Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul, members of the law enforcement community, retail associations, and national retailers in the announcement of a new Organized Retail Crime Task Force established to ...

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