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Boys & Girls Club of Joliet unveils second Joliet micro-pantry

The Boys & Girls Club of Joliet has become the latest site in Joliet with a new micro-pantry.

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Faith, forgiveness, hockey key to couple’s 67 Valentine's Days together

Bob and Ruth Koppen of Shorewood will celebrate Valentine's Day this year at the Timbers retirement community. The couple, from Joliet, have been married for over 67 years and have relied on their faith and finding room for forgiveness to provide a foundation for their lives together.

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State of the city: Joliet ‘renaissance’ continues in 2018

Joliet's renaissance will continue in 2018 according to the city's mayor Bob O'Dekirk who gave his state of the city address this week at the JJC Renaissance Center.

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New Joliet Metra platform opens Monday

Waiting on the temporary wooden platforms and walking over the tracks to get on a train will be a thing of the past come Monday in Joliet.

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New fire truck could help cut down on city overtime expenses

City officials are grappling with the best way to reduce overtime costs at its 10 fire stations.

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Museum’s Black History month series looks at the influence of film on race relations

The Joliet Area Historical Museum will celebrate Black History month in February with a three-part film series titled “Black History Thru Film.”

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Joliet's haunted prison scares up suitors

Joliet’s city council this week approved a sublease for part of the old Collins Street prison.

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City designates section of road in honor of former council member

A former City Council member who served for over 30 years will be honored with a portion of a street renamed for him.

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Plainfield Park rec center will be energy independent

When it’s complete in January 2019, the Plainfield Park District’s new community recreation center at Bott Park will be a much needed amenity for the communities it serves.

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Food deserts: Joliet’s nutrition crisis

On the USDA website, a map of the United States shows the places where lack of access to grocery stores is a problem. That includes big swaths of the City of Joliet.

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