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New study offers several policy options in legalizing adult-use cannabis

Lawmakers sponsoring legislation to legalize adult-use cannabis in Illinois released part two of a market study, this time focusing on policy recommendations and best practices for a prospective legal market. The study, commissioned by State Senator Heather Steans (D-Chicago) and ...

Legal cannabis industry to use banking system

Last year, the legal medical marijuana industry in Illinois took in $136 million in revenues. Federal and state banking regulations, however, mean most marijuana businesses are operating on a cash-only basis. State Senator Toi Hutchinson (D-Chicago Heights) joined with Illinois ...

Officials struggle to contain high cost of summer events

Though they are fun and popular with residents and visitors to the Village of Plainfield, high costs of hosting special events has become a challenge to officials in the community. The Plainfield Village Board Monday reviewed a report from Commander ...

Wills and Living Trust

Troy Township will host "Wills and Living Trusts" presentation by Elder Law Attorney, Jerome J. Goergen, P.C. on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. All Troy Township residents are invited to come to this FREE informational presentation to learn ...

Legislation introduced to expand mental health screenings during school physicals

State Representative Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, recently introduced legislation to expand mental health screenings for youth in their back-to-school health examinations. "Through my discussions with local parents, school advocates, teachers, mental health professionals, and members of my Women's Legislative Advisory Committee, ...

Smoother water transition for local community

Replacement of equipment at a pumping station will mean smoother water pressure transition to residents in the Village of Plainfield. The Plainfield Village Board Monday authorized replacement of the 127th Street Lake Michigan water pumping station variable frequency drive (VFD) ...

Joliet City Council District 4 candidate’s forum

The Collins St Neighborhood Council invites the community, especially residents and business owners within Joliet District 4, to a Bilingual Candidates Forum on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Spanish Community Center located at 302 N. Eastern ...

Rep. Connor, CUB urge support for referendum before cities privatize water systems

To protect consumers from the growing problem of privatization and high-water bills, a new proposal in Springfield would require cities across Illinois to hold referendums before a private utility could buy their water/sewer system. The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) urged ...

Will County creates website for those who need food to find it

thetimesweekly.com The Will County MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships) collaborative worked with Will County’s GIS Division to create a website that allows those who need food to be able to find locations concerning four different “food access ...

YMCA opens new preschool center

thetimesweekly.com The Smith Family YMCA opened its new preschool enrichment center on Monday, March 11, at its 1350 S Briggs Street location in Joliet. Better known as Kids Corner around the YMCA, the playroom provides an improved child watch area ...

Dressing Up Joliet Downtown

When Joliet resident Diane Harris opened her clothing store It is Amazing last year, she decided to locate in one of downtown's oldest structures that also holds special meaning to her. In 1885, the late R.E. Barber decided he wanted ...

Public Test of voting tabulators

A Public Test of the voting tabulators to be used on Election Day will be held at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 18, at the Will County Office Building, 302 N. Chicago St., in downtown Joliet. Staff from the Will ...

JJC empty bowls to combat hunger on campus

The Joliet Junior College community can help support students in need with the Empty Bowls Project, an international effort to help fight hunger in communities.

Early voting at 20 sites starts March 18

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry announces that 20 sites throughout Will County will be open for Early Voting starting on Monday, March 18. These sites are in addition to the Will County Clerk's Office, 302 N. Chicago Street, in ...

Plainfield second municipality to pass tobacco 21 ordinance

thetimesweekly.com With a 5-1 vote on March 4th, the Plainfield Village Board passed a Tobacco 21 ordinance, following suit with the ever-growing trend in the State of Illinois. This means that no one under the age of 21 will be ...

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