Will County has approved an agreement with the City of Joliet that sets in motion the construction of a new county courthouse and the re-opening of Chicago Street.
Joliet could be set to join the ranks of cities like Telluride, California, Park City, Utah and even Chicago, Illinois after it rolls out its first film festival this April.
The city council has voted to disband its Housing Authority committee and reassign its members to oversee the rehab of the shuttered Collins Street Prison.
When he bought the home at 509 Plainfield Road in 2008, owner Michael Tannura didn’t know that the structure came with historic landmark status.
The Rialto Square Theater will get its infusion of cash from the City of Joliet and projects related to the new county courthouse will move forward after votes by the city council this week.
For many students and adults, Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday was a day to pitch in and do some good for non-profits around the city of Joliet.
The Village of Romeoville was notified Thursday that the 460 S. Weber Rd. location is one of the stores slated to close at the end of January across the state.
Supporters of a law that would restrict the sale of dogs and cats from large scale mill breeders will try again in 2018.
If he weren’t spending all of his time working there, Will County Brewing Company would be the type of place where James Kennedy would probably hang out.
The roster of acts treading the boards at the Rialto Square Theater in Joliet has grown in the year since management company VenuWorks took over.
The Joliet City Council last week denied a special use permit for a business owner looking to relocate his business on West Jefferson Street.
A new cost-sharing partnership, approved by the city, will double the bus service travelling from Joliet to the CenterPoint Intermodal facilities in Elwood.
This month, Joliet police officers will have another layer of protection against the frigid arctic temperatures that have gripped the area this winter.
Joliet and Chicagoland Speedway have re-upped their commitment to each other for another 20 year span.
Will County was recently recognized for its efforts that are clearing the way for the growth of solar energy use in the county.
With temperatures not much above zero, it would have been understandable if only a hearty few turned out to pay their final respects to Wallace Boyd and Melvin Harris.
In 2017, Will County broke ground on a new courthouse, two micro-breweries opened in downtown Joliet and community activists advocated for justice for a slain toddler.
Protesters who packed Joliet’s city council meeting at the end of December in order to voice their opposition to an annexation and rezoning plan in Jackson Township overshadowed another annexation plan that also drew protests.
The Will County State’s Attorney Jim Glasgow along with 4 other state’s attorneys have filed lawsuits against several pharmaceutical companies and doctors for their role in the opioid addiction epidemic.
A $16 million state grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services is serving as another tool in the state’s fight against the opioid abuse crisis.
The Joliet City Council on Tuesday approved an annexation agreement and rezoned just over 138 acres near the corner of Breen Road and Route 53 that will pave the way for industrial development in a rural stretch south of town.
Twenty years in the planning, the new Will County Court House took another step toward reality this week as officials broke ground near the site where the 10-story building will begin construction sometime in 2018.
Several women and some men were honored this past weekend for their work on behalf of the Will County Community.
In a biographical statement she posted to the Will County Democratic Party’s website when she first ran for a seat on the Will County Board in 2014, Lauren Staley-Ferry emphasized her deep roots in the Joliet community, her commitment to family and to public service.
Will County Veteran's Assistance Commission Chair Jack Picciolo received the Veteran's Patriotic Award from the State of Illinois for his service to the community.
Joliet’s Gallery 7 has found a new home in the neighboring City of Lockport.
Parents looking to rent a bounce house for their kids’ birthday party will have a 2-day time limit if they place it in their front or side yard in Joliet.
Over 80 Joliet law enforcement personnel turned out Saturday morning for the 29th annual Santa Cops which helps kids less fortunate shop for Christmas gifts.
The day after their van died, The Boys & Girls Club of Joliet received the keys to a brand new vehicle courtesy of the Will County State’s Attorney’s office and D’Arcy Motors.
When her son Joseph first joined the Army almost 5 years ago, Joliet resident Geriann Weisbrook didn’t know much about the organizations back home that support military personnel deployed overseas.
The City of Joliet will take a 60-day pause on a plan to vacate a portion of old Richards Street following a petition from two business owners impacted by the plan.
Joliet officials hope to keep redevelopment of the downtown on track with the shrinking of one TIF District and the creation of another.
The Joliet City Council has tabled a vote to annex land owned by Silver Cross Hospital until later this month.
In a report to investors, Will County Center for Economic Development CEO John Grueling said that road investments will be key to keeping transportation expansion going in the years ahead.
Stepping through the entrance way of Sunnyside Antiques in downtown Plainfield could overwhelm the senses of even the most-seasoned of holiday shoppers.
Shanahan served for 7 months as interim city manager as Joliet officials conducted a search for a new permanent replacement for Jim Hock who retired in May.
The Joliet City Council has postponed its vote to annex 8 parcels of land near Silver Cross Hospital in to the city.
The Joliet City Council reversed a decision it made in October to deny approval of an intergovernmental agreement with the neighboring City of Crest Hill.
The City of Joliet is set to vote this week on a change in rules regarding the hiring and appointing of relatives by current elected officials and employees.
The City Council's vote disappointed some residents who wanted to see animals sold in stores come from rescue organizations.
Following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico in September, Crest Hill resident Tasha Pitchford and her family made a donation to the relief efforts through her church in Bolingbrook. But that wasn’t enough and the Crest Hill family felt the needed to do more.
Will County’s Health Department will get an extra infusion of cash in its budget next year.
Resources are available for Will County residents who need help over the holidays.
The Joliet Park District will unveil the newly renovated Pilcher Park this Saturday after 6 months of work that includes upgrades to hiking trails, roads and several safety updates.
The community is invited.
If you’ve been locking your car doors at night because you know that it’s the number one way to prevent theft from your vehicle it may be one of the few positive lessons to come from your Facebook feed in recent months.
Romeoville Mayor thinks online competition will continue to reshape brick and mortar retailers for years to come.
It could be standing room only when Elder Brewing Co. opens its doors to the public this Friday at noon.
The City of Joliet has approved a re-development agreement for the former Catholic Charities building at 201 N. Ottawa St.
In 2012, former President Barack Obama signed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival executive order, which offered a reprieve from the threat of deportation to about 1.8 million immigrants living in the U.S.