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Your Money: No credit history? Here’s how to build one

According to a 2015 study by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, roughly one out of 10 American adults are “credit invisible,” meaning they don’t have a credit history with any of the major national credit bureaus (Equifax®, Experian®, or TransUnion®). ...

Nearly $3.5 million award for Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities of the Dioceses of Joliet will receive an award from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the amount of $3,495,458. The funding will be provided through the HHS's Head Start and Early Head Start Office.

Romeoville Mayor Noak appointed to National League of Cities’

Romeoville Mayor John Noak has been reappointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2020 Transportation and Infrastructure Services federal advocacy committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC’s federal policy positions on issues involving transportation, including planning, ...

Your Money: If the tax cuts don't last, will your retirement funds?

Many taxpayers welcomed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 that reduced income taxes through 2025, but now some people worry about the possibility of rates going up after the act expires and how that could affect their retirement. ...

Workforce Center January workshop schedule

The Workforce Center of Will County has released the January schedule for workshops and events. From developing or updating a resume, to brushing up on interviewing skills, the center offers these services and others at no cost to Will County ...

Why teaching employees your company financials is a winning formula

In many businesses a wide gulf exists between ownership and the workforce, a disconnect that can leave employees feeling undervalued and wanting to leave. The high cost of replacing them means it's important to find ways to retain the best ...

Housing discrimination complaints reach a 24-year high

As a candidate, President Donald Trump promised if elected that deregulation of the federal government would be an administration priority. Soon after taking the oath of office, he issued an executive order requiring that all departments and agencies to eliminate ...

Workforce December workshop and events

The Workforce Center of Will County remaining December schedule for workshops and events. From developing or brushing up on interviewing skills, the center offers these services and others at no cost to Will County residents. Industry Orientation – career scholarships ...

House passes Voting Rights measure to restore portions of law gutted 2015

More than four years after sections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 were taken out by the Supreme Court and following four attempts under a House led by Republicans, Rep. Terri Sewell’s (R-Ala.) bill to reinstate voting protections has ...

Workforce Center December Job Fair

The Workforce Center of Will County will host a job fair from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. on. Tues. Dec. 17 at its location in Suite 100, 2400 Glenwood Avenue in Joliet.

Christmas Elves gift wrap at Barnes and Noble

United Cerebral Palsy-Center for Disability Services (UCP-CDS) is presenting “Wrapping Round Up” for those looking to support individuals with developmental disabilities during the holidays.

One-stop site for beauty in Plainfield

An upcoming business in the Village of Plainfield truly will be a place where a person can go for beauty treatments from head to toe. The Plainfield Board approved the special use for a barber shop, hair salon, estheticians, massage ...

Working to close revenue gap of Black woman-owned businesses

Although Black women are being lauded as the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S., their earnings are not on par with their white counterparts. In fact, according to American Express, women-owned businesses generate an average of $143,000 a ...

Edward Athletic Event Center, tournaments and tenants

The Edward Hospital Athletic & Event Center in Romeoville continues to be a popular destination, as two rental agreements and a lease were announced at the most recent Village Board Meeting.

How to start investing for the long-term

Learn about the investment options available to you that make the most sense for your long-term financial success. Investing can help your money grow. But before you move your money to anything riskier than a savings account or IRA, you ...

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