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Meeting set for Tuesday to discuss hiring interim Joliet City Manager

A special meeting of the Joliet City Council will host a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss a temporary replacement for interim City Manager Steve Jones who has resigned.

Joliet Elks to host free children’s orthopedic clinic

The Joliet Elks 296 in cooperation with the Illinois Elks Children’s Care Corporation will sponsor a free children’s orthopedic assessment clinic on Aug. 4,. The clinic will be open from from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and is by appointment only. ...

Big Mac Racism at McDonald’s

For more than 50 years, the McDonald’s Corporation took pride in branding itself as a socially conscious corporation particularly interested in doing business in abandoned and long-ignored Black communities while embracing racial diversity as a critical component of its corporate ...

2010 Census Omitted 3.7 Million Blacks - Nearly Five Times Its Original 'Undercount' Claims

(A special report released by the National Urban League reveals that the U. S. Census Bureau omitted at least 3.7 million African-Americans from its 2010 count, nearly five times the 800,000 "undercount" that the bureau has long reported. Largely due ...

Time fading fast for Will County school districts to be COVID ready

School Districts across Will County are scrambling to adopt plans to re-open schools in the fall and bring students back into classrooms as part of Phase 4 of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Restore Illinois Plan. How that will look remains to ...

Suspect charged in beating likely to face upgraded charges

A 27-year-old customer of a window tinting business in New Lenox Township is being held on a $500,000 bond after he allegedly beat the business owner who later died. Devon Ward was arrested and charged with aggravated battery in connection ...

Silver Cross Urgent Care Center Now Open on New Lenox Campus

Silver Cross Urgent Care in New Lenox has officially opened its doors. The new center is located in Pavilion D, 1851 Silver Cross Blvd., on the west side of Silver Cross Hospital’s New Lenox campus, and is open for care ...

Team names for City of Champions Cup

The City of Champions Cup, opening on July 16th at DuPage Medical Group, will have 3 new teams playing alongside the Slammers, managed by former Slammer, Billy Petrick. The Joliet Tully Monsters, Chicago Deep Dish, and NERDS® Herd all will ...

JJC Board of Trustees approve FY 2021 budget

The Joliet Junior College Board of Trustees approved the college’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget at its June 24 meeting.

Joliet seeks outside investigation for Lurry case

A Joliet Police dash cam video from earlier this year has surfaced showing a police officer sticking a baton in a suspect’s mouth to scoop out suspected drugs while another officer held the man’s nose. That video from late January ...

Joliet interim City Manager resigns

Joliet interim City Manager Steve Jones has resigned his position. The Joliet City Council went into executive session after a very heated meeting on Tuesday night that included some angry exchanges between Jones and Mayor Bob O’Dekirk.

Will County board member to again run for Bolingbrook mayor

For the second time, Will County Board member Jackie Traynere (D-Bolingbrook) plans to run for mayor of Bolingbrook. Traynere will likely face incumbent Mayor Roger Claar, a staunch Republican who has served as Bolingbrook’s mayor for more than 30 years.

Illinois Lottery temporarily closes claim centers, reopening soon

The Illinois Lottery opened its doors at four of its five claim centers on July 1 to players across the state and processed over 1300 claims. Although many were able to be serviced, many more could not get in due ...

Judge delays case against brothers, investigation ongoing

Two brothers involved in a scuffle with Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk on May 31st went before Will County Judge Brian Barrett and were released from any bond as Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow has yet to file any charges ...

New Small Business Development Center opens in Joliet

To help businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic through the process of applying for state and federal emergency assistance programs, a new Small Business Development Center opened at the Joliet Junior College, according to Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Plainfield) who announced ...

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