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Petitions available for Joliet City Council elections

Petitions for three at-large Joliet City Council member seats will be available September 22. The seats are each four-year terms. The petitions will be available in the City Clerk’s Office, located in the Joliet Municipal Building, 150 W. Jefferson St., ...

Bill payment assistance available for qualified Nicor customers

COVID-19 Bill Payment Assistance Program is automatically applied to LIHEAP, Sharing Program customer accounts with past due balances Nicor Gas is reminding its residential customers of $4.5 million that remains available to assist those who may be affected by the ...

Federal housing assistance falls short of meeting COVID-19 needs

As the nation's double dose of health and economic crises continue, many consumers believe that federal assistance to make ends meet has virtually disappeared. While the $600 weekly federal supplement to augment state unemployment benefits expired July 31. And the ...

New Will County Health department building open for service

Will County’s new two-story Health Department building has just opened on the Public Health Complex at 501 Ella Avenue in Joliet. County Executive Denise Winfrey recently toured the new 73,000-square-foot building with the health department’s Executive Director Sue Olenek. “This ...

IDES, IDFPR, financial institutions to combat unemployment fraud

IDES has partnered with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) – Division of Banking and Division of Financial Institutions to work with financial institutions in detecting and combating unemployment fraud. The discovery of unemployment fraud can often ...

Small businesses to receive $46 million in emergency grants

Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) on Wednesday announced $46 million in small business grants have been released to 2,655 small businesses located in over 400 individual cities and spread across 78 counties.

Senate Bill seeks to remove major barrier to Black homeownership

National Association of Real Estate Brokers (NAREB) applauds introduction of American Dream Down Payment Savings Act intended to break financial constraints thwarting the growth of Black homeownership.

Is the Postal Service slowing mail delivery?

Already frustrated with late, delayed or lost mail? Residents who depend on the U.S. Postal Service can expect even more frustration. As first reported by the Associated Press, mail deliveries could be delayed by a day or more under cost-cutting ...

New Romeoville trails are rolling along

There are 5.3 miles of new bike paths coming to Romeoville via two previously announced projects. These join the more than 30 miles of paths that already run through the village. “These two projects will be a big addition to ...

NNPA teams with Magic Johnson to fund over $100 Million in PPP loans for minority and women-owned businesses

Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., President and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) announced today that he and the NNPA have agreed to assist the efforts of Earvin “Magic” Johnson, majority owner of EquiTrust, the nation’s largest minority-owned ...

Wells Fargo names Kristy Fercho to lead Home Lending

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced that Kristy Fercho will join the company at the beginning of August as the new head of Wells Fargo Home Lending. Fercho has 18 years of leadership experience in the mortgage industry and ...

Will County names new Ethics Adviser

Rolonda Mitchell has been named Will County Ethics Adviser, replacing Kathleen Kallan, who has retired. Kallan, a former judge, had held the post since the ethics ordinance was enacted in 2006. Will County Executive Denise Winfrey is pleased to have ...

New Popeyes coming to Romeoville

Romeoville continues to see new ground up construction, despite the current environment. Popeyes has submitted a concept plan for a new restaurant along Weber Road in front of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. The building will be 2,300 square feet and ...

Green light given to predatory payday lenders to prey upon the most vulnerable consumers

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc throughout the country, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently took an ill-advised and untimely action. On July 7, the agency gutted its own 2017 payday rule that required lenders to first determine whether ...

Romeoville to hold essential workers parade

The Village of Romeoville will hold an essential workers parade on Saturday, July 18. The staging ground will be at White Oak Library. Things will kick off at 1:00 p.m. and follow the route indicated on the map below, ending ...

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