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Enjoying his STEAM work

Timber Ridge Middle School eighth grader Elijah Nixon works on a foam model of his CO2 Dragster car on Tuesday, October 12, 2021. Students in Laura Egly's STEAM - science, technology, engineering, art, and math - class are studying research and design.

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WCSF Mega Music Rummage Sale Set for October 23

WCSF-88.7 FM, the radio station of the University of St. Francis (USF) is hosting its annual Mega Music Rummage Sale on Saturday, October 23 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at USF’s St. Clare Campus, 1550 Plainfield Road in Joliet. Admission to the event is free.

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Forest Preserve District purchases Bolingbrook property

The Forest Preserve District's Board of Commissioners voted October 14 to acquire the Hidden Oaks Nature Center and Hidden Lakes Historic Trout Farm site in Bolingbrook.

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The racist and illegal jailing of children in Tennessee, some as young as 6-years-old

It doesn’t get any more racist and heartless than this. Commissioners – one of whom worked in a post office, and none of whom have law degrees or experience – created “laws” in Rutherford County, Tenn., which resulted in the illegal arrest and jailing of juveniles for decades. Officials placed the juveniles in jail for not breaking up fights at school. Most of the kids were Black and as young as 6. In September, the county agreed to pay $11 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought on behalf of the juveniles. According to local reports, the final amount the county will pay depends on the number of valid claims made. Those who qualify could receive nearly $5,000 for each incident of illegal detainment.

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Will County offers residents Spay, Neuter discounts for pet’s

Thetimesweekly.com Will County residents who have their pets spayed or neutered at participating veterinary clinics in October can receive a $40 county-sponsored discount. The discount applies for up to two animals per household and is exclusively for pet owners who live in Will County. More than 20,169 pets have been treated since the program originated in 2007. “Our Animal Control Department is committed to ensuring the health of our county’s pet population by offering this discounted vaccine program,” said County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant. “The partnership with many of our local veterinarians makes it easy and affordable to keep our pets and our residents safe.”

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Latinx high school students learn how to achieve success with college at Si Se Puede Conference

Latinx high school students and their families can prepare for life after they earn a high school diploma with the Oct. 23 Sí Se Puede Conference at the Lewis University main campus in Romeoville. The conference is free and open to the public.

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Midewin National Tallgrass Bison Crawl celebrate America’s national mammal

TTW News Wire The America’s National Mammal with Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie and partners celebrate on National Bison Day: Look for bison at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in Illinois; learn about historic rock art and more at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park and the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail Interpretive Center in Montana; and talk with historians at the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site in Alberta Canada! The virtual cross-country expedition will happen from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on National Bison Day, which is Saturday, November 6. In the weeks before National Bison Day, learn about bison through displays, activities and more at nearly a dozen partner sites on the Bison Crawl. VIRTUAL EXPEDITION

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Barriers faced by area job seekers continue

More access to better jobs and training needed for Blacks, minorities

From retail sales jobs that pay an average hourly wage of nearly $14 to supervisors of production and operating workers positions with hourly average wages of more than $30, employment positions totaling 22,111 were available throughout the region in September, according to statistics from the Workforce Investment Board of Will County.

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Joliet Police Department receives donation for 'Battle Buddy' program

Representatives from Country Financial presented members of the Joliet Police Department’s “Battle Buddy” veteran crisis intervention program with a donation of $1,500.00 to further assist Joliet area military veterans.

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Joliet Chamber looks to boost region's food and beverage industry

The Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry launched a new sub-group under the chamber umbrella and will host a kick-off event on October 26. The Joliet Region Food and Beverage Association (JRFBA) was established after interest surfaced about forming a strong and unified voice from the food and beverage industry in the Joliet region due to the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Agreements reached with two more unions on vaccines

TTW Staff Reports Two more union groups in Illinois have reached agreements to ensure 1,300 more state employees are protected with the COVID-19 vaccines, according to state officials. After recently reaching Illinois’ first union agreement requiring vaccines for certain state workers, Gov. JB Pritzker announced two new agreements with the Illinois Nurses Association and Illinois Federation of Public Employees that will ensure nearly 1,300 more state employees are protected with the vaccines. The agreement with the Illinois Nurses Association covers about 1,100 nurses working in 24/7 facilities like McFarland Mental Health Facility, Quincy Veterans’ Home and Jacksonville Correctional Center. The agreement with the Illinois Federation of Public Employees covers about 160 employees working in Human Services and Veterans’ Affairs. Employees must receive their first shot by October 14. Should an employee elect a two-dose vaccine, they must receive the second shot by November 18. State employees who remain unvaccinated pose a significant risk to individuals in Illinois’ congregate facilities. Therefore, if employees do not receive the vaccine or an exemption by the dates identified, progressive disciplinary measures will be implemented, which may ultimately lead to discharge. The agreement includes a process whereby employees can seek an exemption based on medical contraindications or sincerely held religious beliefs.

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Costco exceeds projection, spurs growth in Plainfield

While the pandemic wreaked havoc on many communities, the Village of Plainfield's finances apparently have weathered the storm. The Plainfield Village Board received on Monday a good financial report at a review of their financial audit for fiscal year 2021 that ended April 30, 2021. The accounting firm Sikich in Naperville reported that the financials for the village were in good shape. The audit was presented during the committee of the whole workshop. The audit revealed that Plainfield is doing well in business, especially retail sales and new home constructions. Overall, retail sales increased 17.9 percent in comparison to the previous fiscal year. State income and use tax also improved by 5.8 percent and 26.8 percent, respectively.

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Join us for a Night of on Fire Praise

Heal or Land Prayer Encounter

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Slammers make front office changes

Thetimesweekly.com The Joliet Slammers are making several front office changes as they close out the 2021 season and begin preparations for 2022. Heather Mills, who has been with the team since 2013 and who has been General Manager since 2016 will become the Chief Financial Officer overseeing all budgeting and financial aspects of the organization. Her responsibilities will also include ticketing operations, merchandising, and overseeing Food and Beverage operations.

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Freedom to Enjoy Life’s Passions

Steady cash flow comes from steady work. If you want money you have to do something that produces money. Much of what we want to do in life does not always produce cash. We may experience fun, enjoyment, fulfillment and entertainment but it may not render dollars. Often, much of what we enjoy in life typically costs us money and usually a lot of money. You may love to play golf and even aspire to make a professional tour. You could spend most of your life and tens of thousands of dollars on green fees, memberships, lessons, travel and more and still never make a dime from playing golf.

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Troy Shorewood Elementary students hold "Start with Hello" week

Thetimesweekly.com The past couple of years have been unique for students in many respects. With learning from home much of last year and social distancing at school this year, some are still adjusting to the periods of social isolation. Troy Shorewood Elementary School counselor Kellie Calderon, along with the school's Social Emotional Learning Leaders Committee, recently initiated a program at the school to help students who are feeling left out, lonely or alone.

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Joliet Chamber Initiates Joliet Region Food & Beverage Association

Thetimesweekly.com Joliet, IL - The Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry would like to announce that a new sub-group under the chamber umbrella has been created and will host a kick-off event on October 26. The Joliet Region Food and Beverage Association (JRFBA) has been established after interest surfaced about forming a strong and unified voice from the food and beverage industry in the Joliet region due to the devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

DAV RecruitMilitary Chicago Veterans Job Fair

DAV and RecruitMilitary are joining forces to attract, hire and retain military veterans and military spouses in the Chicago area. This is a free hiring event for all transitioning members of the military, veterans, military spouses and dependents. Thursday October 14th from 11am to 3pm CST

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CUNY study underscores the enduring vitality of the Black Press

The role of the Black Press was both needed and visible over the past 18 months when the convergence of the worst pandemic in US history and state violence both were disproportionately impacting Black Americans, the researchers further acknowledged. This report, a comparative content analysis of the Black press and US mainstream media, shows the ways that Black media have continued the tradition started by the Journal in a contemporary context.

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Apple Comfort

Servings: 8 / Total Time: 4 hrs

Fall Apple Desserts/Apple Comfort Recipe photo by Taste of Home

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