Two online petitions out there to let the people judge Joliet mayor’s actions

One petition seeks support for Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk and the other seeks his resignation. Both are online at change.org. Both are related to an altercation O'Dekirk had with a protestor on Jefferson Street Sunday night.

Joliet mayor scuffles with protestor

Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk on Sunday night assisted police officers during a protest that later turned into a riot along Jefferson Street. O'Dekirk made a statement after the video surfaced showing the mayor using physical force to subdue a protestor ...

Rod Baker parks new dealership on Route 59

After years of being on Route 30, Rod Baker Ford is planning to open a new dealership on Route 59 in Plainfield. The Plainfield Village Board Monday approved plans for a new and expanded Rod Baker Ford dealership east of ...

Plainfield issues curfew order

In the wake of violence that erupted over the weekend following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota, the Village of Plainfield issued a curfew order from 10 p.m. Monday to 6 a.m. the following morning. Mayor Michael Collins said ...

Romeoville businesses reopen today

Romeoville businesses will enter into Phase 3 of Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan today. This means, as long as they follow Illinois Department of Public Health safety guidelines, non-essential businesses like manufacturing, barbershops, and salons can reopen, village officials said.

Promenade Bolingbrook reopens today

With the State of Illinois health directive moving into Phase 3 of its Restore Illinois reopening plan, The Promenade Bolingbrook will open and welcome the public back to the center at 11 a.m. May 29.

Plainfield officials prepare for Phase 3

Anticipating the reopening of businesses under Phase 3 of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Restore Illinois Plan this Friday, Plainfield village officials have drafted a plan to make sure businesses survive during these tough times as well as keep patrons safe in ...

Plainfield books hotel project in downtown

As the State of Illinois prepares for phase 3 opening of many businesses on Friday, a development that could include a hotel, restaurant and rooftop terrace may also be coming to downtown Plainfield. The Plainfield Village Board has approved the ...

Will County property owners get more time to pay taxes

Property owners in Will County will be getting a reprieve on their tax bills as many struggle to make ends meet during the coronavirus pandemic. The Will County Board on Thursday voted to provide relief to property taxpayers.

Plainfield hikes permit charges

Those who violate the law and do business in the Village of Plainfield can expect to dig deeper into their pocketbooks for fees. Police Chief John Konopek said his department manages the process for issuance of solicitor permits and administrative ...

Historical Museum officials to reopen Joliet Prison for tours

Anticipating updated public health guidelines via Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Restore Illinois Plan, those in charge of the Joliet Area Historical Museum plan to reopen the Old Joliet Prison Historic Site at 9 a.m. June 1st. The prison, they said, will ...

Middle School 8th graders, teachers say goodbye

An Indian Trail Middle School student holds a sign as he drives by a line of teachers wishing him well in high school on Monday, May 18, 2020.

Joliet officials await response from Pritzker on outdoor dining proposal

Restaurants in Joliet with outdoor dining or the ability to create outdoor dining could soon be able to do so under a plan unveiled Friday by Mayor Bob O’Dekirk. The plan was submitted to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office for approval ...

State grant assist hotels, food and beverage businesses

A number of hospitality small businesses in Will County are set to receive a much-needed economic boost from the state in the form of some grant funding.

Middle school student makes more than 1,000 facemasks

Heritage Grove Middle School eighth grader Nakia Newson applied the sewing skills she learned in school to “pay it forward” and sew face masks for frontline workers and the community.