New wave of Democrats ushered in for Joliet Township race

UPDATED STORY A new slate of Democrats will be on the ballot for the Joliet Township board following a major shift Tuesday night during a Democratic Caucus meeting.

Judge denies group's request to stop public hearing on proposed Joliet development

While the opposition to the NorthPoint development planned for Joliet continues, a group leading the charge against the plan suffered a legal blow on Wednesday when a judge denied their request for a Temporary Restraining Order.

Local School districts meeting the challenge to succeed

From keeping students engaged during online learning to concerns about them slipping academically and making sure they show up for all remote classes, there are a host of potential pitfalls that can occur when students are not physically in school.

Paddock leaves Chicagoland Speedway for Silver Cross Hospital

The former president of Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway in Joliet will now be working in the health care industry. Scott Paddock has been named Senior Vice President of External Affairs for Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.

Wooten’s appointment to Joliet Council fails to garner enough votes

A split vote by the Joliet City Council on Tuesday means Mayor Bob O’Dekirk will have to search for another candidate to fill a vacant seat. O’Dekirk appointed Todd Wooten, a member of the city’s Police and Fire Commission, to ...

City of Joliet public comment procedures during Tier 3 Mitigation

The Governor’s Office and the Illinois Department of Public Health activated a Tier 3 Mitigation plan for all regions of the state of Illinois, effective Friday, November 20, 2020. In an effort to support these mitigation measures, the City of ...

Joliet residents can weigh in virtually this week on new water source

Joliet city officials have been working with consultants on evaluating two Lake Michigan sources to supply the City with water in the future. They are now ready to present these results to the public before the City Council makes their ...

Joliet City Council to vote Tuesday on mayor's pick for at-large seat

Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk has made his pick to replace Don "Duck" Dickinson, who abruptly resigned from the City Council on Nov. 23. O'Dekirk has selected Todd Wooten, a Joliet Police and Fire Commissioner to fill the now vacant seat. ...

SBA urges residents to shop local, buy local on Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 28, 2020 is Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. The U.S. Small Business Administration encourages shoppers to shop small businesses as they are in need ...

Still plenty to be grateful for this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for all we have. That may be difficult to express in light of spending nearly the entire year dealing with a Coronavirus pandemic and all the hardships that have come with it. Real ...

Thanksgiving shoppers expect scaled down celebration this year

To say this Thanksgiving holiday will be nothing like past celebrations is an understatement. Gone are the days of gathering with extended family and friends’ as the global pandemic has shown no signs of slowing down. Health experts and governors ...

Thanksgiving Dinner to Go

Prophetess Ora Holloway will be serving Thanksgiving Dinner to go on Thursday November 26, 2020 at 12 noon at Igniting The Fire Prayer Center, 114 E. Cass Street, Joliet, Il 60432.

Forest Preserve awarded $750,000 museum grant for Four Rivers Environmental Education Center

A $750,000 state museum grant announced Nov. 18 will be combined with existing Forest Preserve District of Will County funds to continue the process of converting Four Rivers Environmental Education Center in Channahon into a site with expanded and enhanced ...

Joliet council green lights MorningStar’s expansion plans

While trying to live without a roof over your head is difficult for anyone, and it is especially true now with a pandemic spreading like wildfire, it’s likely even more difficult for a woman escaping an abusive home.

Bolingbrook United slate files petition for April municipal elections

The Bolingbrook United slate on Monday filed their election petition with the Village Clerk. The candidates for Village positions are Jackie Traynere, for Mayor, Elnalyn “El” Costa for Village Clerk, Jose Quintero, Melisa Quinones and Rondel Parker for Village Trustees.