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Joliet Police Department 30th annual Santa's Cops

Thetimesweekly.com The City of Joliet commends the Joliet Police Department for their dedication to mservice and holiday spirit after completing their 30th annual Santa's Cops event on Saturday, December 1, 2018.

CSC to partner with Habitat for Humanity

thetimesweekly.com Bolingbrook – Officials from the Community Service Council of Northern Will County and the Will County Habitat for Humanity announce a partnership between the two agencies to assist future and current homeowners with mortgage and other financial matters. This ...

No property tax increase

news@thetimesweekly.com The Plainfield Village Board is taking steps to make sure residents will not see an increase on their 2018 property taxes. The board Monday adopted an ordinance levying and collecting taxes that maintains the 2017 overall levy rate of ...

Joliet names Al Roechner new Chief of Police

thetimesweekly.com Deputy Chief Alan M. Roechner has been permanently appointed as Joliet's new chief of police after serving in the interim position for the past three months, Interim City Manager Martin Shanahan announced. Chief Roechner was appointed interim chief in ...

"Operation Santa Drop" reaches new holiday level

The Will County Health Department, for the third consecutive year, was the site of "Operation Santa Drop." This effort to send holiday care packages to military units serving overseas has grown from one adopted unit in 2016, to three units ...

Plainfield township administrator resigns

news@thetimesweekly.com Controversy over storing a boat and jet skis behind a government building prompted Andi French to submit her resignation from the Plainfield Township as administrator. French, who has worked for the township since 1997, is accused by the not-for-profit ...

Will County elects first female speaker

thetimesweekly.com Joliet - Long-time Will County Board member Denise Winfrey (D-Joliet) made history when she was sworn in as the first-ever female and African American Speaker of the Will County Board. As leader of the majority party on the board, ...

Local government assistance to keep their properties safe

Older commercial buildings in downtown Plainfield will soon get local government assistance to keep their properties safe. The Plainfield Village Board of the whole workshop discussed the possibility of a joint program with the Plainfield Fire Protection District where grants ...

Local youth take action against substance abuse epidemic

Educators, community and faith-based leaders in the Joliet area are tackling an epidemic that is not immune to any suburb in the United Sates. The Will County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, funded through a grant from the Will County Sheriff’s ...

City of Joliet presents balanced budget for fiscal year 2019

The city of Joliet recently presented its proposed fiscal year 2019 budget. Members of the Joliet City Council authorized the city manager to post the budget to the city’s website for public review. City documents show an overall view of ...

DeVos hid student loan repayment abuses for 18 months

In February 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) sued Navient Corporation and two of its subsidiaries for allegedly using shortcuts and deception to illegally cheat 12 million borrowers out of their rights to lower loan repayments. These practices, according ...

Winter clothing drive for MorningStar Mission

thetimesweekly.com State Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, and state Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., D-Elwood, will host a winter clothing drive between Dec. 3 and Dec. 21 to benefit MorningStar Mission in Joliet. “With harsh winter weather already impacting our area, it’s ...

Luxury complex ok’d for local community

news@thetimesweekly.com Despite the dissension of three trustees, Mayor Michael Collins broke the 3-3 tie as the Plainfield Village Board approved the site plan for a luxury apartment complex on Wallin Drive west of the Cedarlake senior living facility. Developers are ...

Joliet first city map of Holiday Lights

Thetimesweekly.com Do you have the best holiday lights display on the block? Be sure to show them off this year by submitting your address to the first-ever Holiday Lights Map hosted by the City of Joliet and Mayor Bob O’Dekirk. ...

Petition filing dates for Consolidated election

Starting December 10 at 8:30 am, individuals running as a candidate in the Consolidated Election on April 2, 2019 can file their petitions. The last day to file petitions is December 17 at 5:00 pm. Petitions for Cities & Villages, ...