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Parking rehab project gets go-ahead

A gravel lot across from the Rialto Square Theater will get a temporary facelift. On May 7, the City Council approved a contract with P.T. Ferro of Joliet to construct a temporary parking lot alongside the current downtown paid lot ...

Spring spruce ups for two Romeoville parks

With summer around the corner Romeoville parks are getting ready for the busy season. A flurry of park improvements were approved by the Village Board, including renovations plans for Conservation Park and a playground at Discovery Park. Conservation Park, one ...

Workforce Center weekly job fair May 10

Area job seekers are invited to attend a weekly job fair from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, May 10, at the Workforce Center of Will County. Among the positions available are diesel mechanic, general laborer, warehouse associate, wire worker, yard ...

Homelessness low in Joliet area

Joliet mayor says it’s high time the city address homelessness. But details on what that means are unclear, following a report from the federally funded, multi-agency Will County Continuum of Care, which notes that homelessness in the area is actually ...

Experts: Reparations are workable and should be provided

As Joe Biden has now entered the crowded Democratic field for the 2020 presidential election, it wouldn’t be surprising if the former vice president joined the other 19 declared candidates in using reparations for the Transatlantic Slave Trade as a ...

Improvement project began at Schneider's Passage Trailhead Romeoville

Work began Monday, April 29, on improvements to the Forest Preserve District of Will County's Schneider's Passage, a trailhead for the overlapping Centennial and Veterans Memorial trails in Romeoville. The project will expand parking from six to 30 spaces, and ...

Governor Pritzker to speak at 2019 Hero Helps Community Summit

During this year’s Hero Helps Community Summit on Friday, May 3, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker will be present to discuss his plans to address the opioid epidemic including strategies to leverage federal funding opportunities to fight this epidemic locally. “It ...

Free document destruction for community

The Will County Land Use Department's Resource Recovery and Energy Division, along with Joliet Franciscan Sisters and University of St. Francis, will host a free document destruction event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18. Items accepted include personal ...

Street traffic modifications in downtown Joliet start April 29

On W. Cass Street (between N. Joliet Street and N. Scott Street) and N. Ottawa Street (between W. Cass Street to W. Clinton Street), will have lane closures during the hours of 7:00 pm to 7:00 am each day that ...

Fire officials concerned new legislation will lead to higher property taxes

Springfield - Legislation pending in Springfield in the form of SB 37 would make fire departments and fire protection districts who employ paid-on-call or part-time firefighters (who also work full-time at another fire department) pay into that other municipality's or ...

Will County Substance Abuse Coalition and Sheriff’s office working to bring awareness

In conjunction with the month of April “Alcohol Awareness Month,” the Will County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition and the Will County Sheriff’s office, successfully conducted two initiatives throughout Will County in its efforts to bring attention to the illegal purchase ...

Criminal defendants get second chance

Joliet - Six participants graduated recently from the Will County Mental Health Court in a public ceremony at the Will County Office Building. The individuals are from the communities of Plainfield, Homer Glen, Romeoville, and Joliet. The program was established ...

JJC Math department invite community to Math Matters

Parents with children high school age or younger are invited to visit JJC on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Math Matters is designed to help build your child's excitement for math and learn more about Common ...

Local Conservationist Make Earth Day everyday

Most people think about recycling as the first step in protecting the environment. But for the Conservation Foundation, it is the quality of streams and rivers the group believe will protect and give a good quality of life. The Conservation ...

Police seatbelt safety zones patrols, Memorial Day

Joliet Police Chief Al Roechner announced today that the Joliet Police Department, in partnership with the Illinois Department of Transportation, will participate in a statewide effort to increase seatbelt usage and reduce the number of impaired drivers over the Memorial ...