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JJC chefs provide culinary sessions for teens

High school students will spend several days in JJC’s state-of-the-art culinary kitchens learning from award-winning chefs Tim Bucci and Andy Chlebana. Students will learn how to prepare and present artful meals through lessons on safe knife skills, how to roast, ...

Vote on employment contract for interim city manager postponed

Negotiations for the Joliet interim city manager position took a turn at this week’s meeting of the Joliet City Council. Officials decided in a 7-1 vote to postpone taking action on an employment contract with former City Manager Jim Hock. ...

ComEd prepares for excessive heat

With forecasts for the longest stretch of consecutive days in the upper 90s since 2012 this week, ComEd is increasing crew staffing, proactively opening its Emergency Operations Center and readying equipment to respond quickly if power outages occur. ComEd's smart ...

Excessive heat forecast for Joliet & Will County keeping cool tips and cooling centers

The City of Joliet reminds residents to take precautions to ensure their health, safety and well-being during days of high heat and humidity. According to the National Weather Service, an excessive heat watch is in effect for the area from ...

Plainfield bowled over by expansion plans

Officials in the Village of Plainfield are bowled over by plans to expand a long-time business in the community. The Plainfield approved the site plan for Plainfield Lanes at 15610 S. Joliet Road (Route 30). Applicant Jon Dow wants to ...

Village allows new residential development to proceed

Satisfied with changes made by the developer, the Plainfield Village Board by a vote of 4 to 3 will allow a new residential development to be constructed south of Lockport Street and east of Drauden Road. The proposed Will Tree ...

Plainfield subdivision improvements

A subdivision in the Village of Plainfield is about to get much needed improvements. P.T. Ferro Construction Co. was awarded the bid to to resurface the asphalt in the subdivision that is west of Route 59 between 119th and 127th ...

2020 Presidential Candidates to Address African American Voters at NAACP 110th National Convention

Several of the most prominent 2020 presidential candidates will appeal to thousands of African American voters at the NAACP 110th National Convention in Detroit on Wednesday, July 24 at 9:30 a.m. EDT. The forum, which will take place at the ...

New law ensures reliable and experienced teachers

Illinois now has a new law in place to help address the teacher shortage by allowing retired teachers to return to the classroom without coming out of retirement, according to Illinois Senate Education Chair Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood). Bertino-Tarrant’s championed House ...

New development in termination hearings for Joliet police officers

In a turn of events, the hearings set for two Joliet police officers recommended for firing did not take place as planned at a Monday meeting of the Joliet Board of Fire and Police Commissioners. City staff briefed the panel ...

Joliet officials closing in on TIF development agreement for Two Rialto Square

The city of Joliet is closer to securing a Tax Increment Finance (TIF) district development agreement for the Two Rialto Square property. Located at 110-116 N. Chicago St., the building and commercial space used to serve as home of the ...

Time to "Break Back In"

The 2nd Annual Great Joliet Prison Break In will take place on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 4pm – 11pm. The prison fundraiser will feature iconic Chicago band The Ides of March, as well as Hot Mess, Great Moments in ...

Jesse White issues statement on granting access to DL/ID photos

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White said that his office does not share information with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or any other law enforcement agency on the issue of a person’s legal status in the United States.

New traffic light signals to ease Diageo warehouse congestion

Recognizing that a nearby commercial construction project will congest nearby roads, the Plainfield Village Board has taken a step toward lessening the traffic headaches of motorists. The board authorized a contract for the traffic signal at 143rd Street and west ...

Chicago Defender Newspaper moves to Digital only with its July 11 edition

After 114 years of using ink on paper to deliver news that informs, educates and empowers the African American community throughout the Windy City, Real Times Media, parent company of the Chicago Defender, has announced that the Chicago Defender will ...

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