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Federal rule apposed that ends rights of student workers

Attorney General Kwame Raoul, as part of a coalition of 13 attorneys general, called on the federal government to withdraw a proposed rule that would deny student teachers and research assistants at private colleges the right to organize and bargain ...

Ventura earns endorsement from Our Revolution

Progressive Democrat Rachel Ventura received the national endorsement from Our Revolution (OR) along with Marie Newman, who is challenging Democrat, Dan Lapinski in Illinois' 3rd Congressional District on Saturday, January 11th during the organization's state convention.

Incentive deal for Joliet hotel hinges on non-union pay concerns

A developer’s plan to bring a new hotel to downtown Joliet is hinging on further discussion after concerns were raised by labor union representatives for non-union employee pay. The Joliet Economic Development Committee took time to review the project at ...

Illinois Sheriff’s and County Sheriff to award scholarships

The Illinois Sheriff's Association will be awarding over $58,000 in college scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2020-2021 academic year. Will County Sheriff Mike Kelley will be awarding one scholarship in ...

Workforce Job Fair

The Workforce Center of Will County will host a job fair from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on. Tues. January 21 at its location in Suite 100, 2400 Glenwood Avenue in Joliet.

2020 MLK Day of Service

Monday, January 20, 2020 marks the Anniversary of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday. Across the country, Americans will answer Dr. King’s call to action: “What are you doing for others?” by joining in volunteer efforts to serve their ...

Plainfield proposed 79 single-family housing development stalled

While they believe progress has been made, the Plainfield Village Board is not ready to green light plans to develop homes on 31 acres of farmland at the northeast corner of Heggs Road and 127th Street. During Monday's committee of ...

Camelot Illinois awards grants to Latino caucus foundation and Lost Boyz Inc.

Camelot Illinois announced the first recipients of the Camelot Illinois Grant Program to help fund non-profit initiatives that benefit communities across the State. “As an Illinois company, we place great emphasis on social responsibility and are dedicated to providing much-needed ...

Joliet passes new water source

The Joliet City council on Tuesday voted to accept the environmental commissions recommendation to use Lake Michigan as Joliet future water source. It is expected to take 7 to 10 years for planning and construction. Councilman Hug said the city ...

Minority community questions new liquor and gaming license

In a split vote, Joliet council members grant a liquor and gaming license to Thornton’s LLC in the predominately minority Collins Street neighborhood. No other gas station in the Joliet area including Thornton’s has a gaming license. The approval will ...

Recruiting underway for more census applicants

The U.S. Census Bureau is ramping up its national recruiting efforts to hire up to 500,000 temporary, part-time census takers for the 2020 Census in communities across the country to reach its goal of more than 2 million applicants. The ...

Emergency sewer repairs

Just like residents who have emergency repairs to their homes, the Village of Plainfield is also not immune to unexpected expenses.

Joliet taps into water woes

The question of just where the water source will be for Joliet residents for the next century could possibly be answered tonight. Members of the Joliet City Council may vote Tuesday night on whether they support building a pipeline to ...

Brandon bridge closed for emergency repairs

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Monday that the Brandon Road bridge over the Des Plaines River in Joliet is closed for emergency repairs. The closure is necessary to replace a mechanical component on the bridge that failed yesterday evening.

Joliet council approve 2020 budget with increased taxes and fees

In a split vote, Joliet council members put an end to the deadlock over the 2020 budget at their Dec. 26 special meeting. City council action, as taken, provided that the budget is passed with increased taxes and fees. Councilman ...

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