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Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton tours Old Joliet Prison with local artists

Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton toured the Old Joliet Prison recently with the local artist collective, the Old Joliet Prison Burnt District Artists. The Burnt District Artists gave Lt. Gov. Stratton a short tour of the Administration Building and conducted an ...

Valley View students post 53% increase in Advanced Placement Scholars

Romeoville, IL - The 2018-19 high school students in Valley View School District 365-U increased the number of Advanced Placement Scholars by 53% according to the results of this spring’s AP testing. A total of 292 Valley View students earned ...

City of Joliet seek applicants for city manager position

The city of Joliet is open to receiving applications for its vacant city manager position. The application period began Friday, Sept. 13 and is continuing through Oct. 11. The recent Ad Hoc City Manager Search Committee meeting was called to ...

Criminal justice reform topic for change

Rachel Ventura, a Joliet mother who serves on the Will County Board and recently announced plans to challenge Democrat Congressman Bill Foster of Naperville in next spring’s primary election, hosted a recent roundtable discussion to open up discussion on criminal ...

Great teacher nominations

The Joliet Area of Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for their 2020 Joliet Area Great Teacher Awards. If you would like to nominate a teacher, application forms are available at the on the Joliet Public Schools District 86 website ...

Workforce Center Weekly job fair

The Workforce Center of Will County will hold its weekly job fair from 10:00 a.m. until noon on Thursday, September 26 at its location, 2400 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 100, Joliet, IL. A large number of area employers offering a variety ...

Will County Progressives endorse Rachel Ventura for Congress ILL 11th Cong. Dist.

A Local Our Revolution Chapter, Will County Progressives (WCP), voted to endorse progressive democrat, Rachel Ventura in the race for U.S. Congress in Illinois' 11th Congressional District. Following the endorsement interview and unanimous vote, WCP's Chairwoman, Suzanna Ibarra shared the ...

Plainfield beautification project to replace infested trees

Neighborhoods stripped of trees caused by the emerald ash borer infestation the last several years will finally see the green light. The Plainfield Village Board approved the purchase of additional 800 parkway trees from the Suburban Tree Consortium at a ...

ALDI debuts fresh design of remodeled Joliet Store

Joliet - ALDI will welcome shoppers back to its renovated Joliet store when it reopens Thursday, Sept. 19. The store, at 2601 W. Jefferson St., is part of a $1.9 billion initiative to remodel and expand more than 1,300 ALDI ...

2019 Will County Directory updated

The Will County Directory has been updated and is ready for release. The directory is a handy reference guide that contains contact information for every elected official and many appointed officials in Will County.

400 Years in Virginia. 500 Years in Slavery

In August 2018, the National Newspaper Publishers Association began a series on the transatlantic slave trade. The series started in conjunction with the annual United Nations International Day of Remembrance. With the observance of the first African landing in America, ...

Illinois Lottery new instant ticket helps fund homelessness

The latest Illinois Lottery instant ticket sold for the purpose of helping a specialty cause in Illinois is now available at Lottery retailers across the state. Profits from the “Easy as 1-2-3” game, which went on sale September 3, will ...

Residents oppose parking in downtown area

Even though nothing has been decided, residents who live around the Village Green in downtown Plainfield say they do not want the area's aesthetics ruined by people parking in their neighborhood. Learning that part of the engineering for the ongoing ...

State of Joliet prison highlighted after Great Prison Break-in

The second annual Great Joliet Prison Break-In fundraiser, tours and other events hosted on campus at the Joliet Correctional Center have been a success over the last year, officials said. “I think it’s showing that there’s sustainability—that there’s continuing interest,” ...

Last call for Plainfield's Nevin's Brewing

A popular establishment to try craft beers and listen to bands has closed in Plainfield. The Plainfield Village Board Monday withdrew the liquor license for Nevin's Brewing Co., 12337 S. Route 59, which closed recently. Nevin's Brewing opened in 2012 ...

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