Plainfield 8th grader wins Illinois poetry award

John F. Kennedy Middle School eighth grader Laine Cibulskis won an Illinois Humanities Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award for her poem “Trapped Disorder.”

Joliet Central High hosting veterans ceremony Nov. 9

On Thursday, November 9, Joliet Central High School will honor local veterans and those currently serving in the armed forces at its 7th annual Veterans Ceremony.

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Women Share Success at 4th Annual Celebrating Women in Leadership Conference

Join Lewis University as we honor women at the Celebrating Women in Leadership Conference on Saturday, Oct. 28.

JJC hosting college fair Oct. 18

High school students, their parents and adults thinking about returning to school can explore and meet representatives from more than 100 different colleges and universities at Joliet Junior College’s annual College Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 18.

Tibott students travel back to 1967

Tibbott Elementary School celebrated their 50th Anniversary this week. As part of the festivities, students learned about what school looked like for students their age in 1967.

Plainfield Band Boosters announce 20th Annual Craft Show

The Plainfield Band Boosters organization will host its 20th annual fall craft show on October 28 and 29, 2017.

Give Something Back set to help students

Give Something Back, a mentoring and scholarship program for Pell Grant eligible students, with special outreach to those who have experienced foster care or the incarceration of a parent, has announced its Fall 2017 Information Session Schedule.

Joliet Public Schools recognized for early childhood program

Forest Park Individual Education (I.E.) School, Edna Keith Elementary School, and Marycrest Early Childhood Center have been recognized by the Illinois State Board of Education for their preschool programs.

Lewis University partnership to provide veterans peer support

Lewis University is partnering with Joliet Junior College and College of DuPage to enhance student veteran retention and educational success. The new program “Student Veteran Peer to Peer Mentorship Model from Community College to 4-Year University” is set to begin ...

Sandy Hook mom speaks at Valley View

Valley View School District held their School Safety Conference in September at the Bolingbrook Golf Club. Michelle Gay, the mother of one of the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook School shooting in Newtown CT was the keynote speaker.

JTHS community coffee talk

Joliet Township High School Superintendent Dr. Cheryl McCarthy and the Board of Education invites families and community to the second Coffee and Community Conversations of the 2017-2018 school year, which will be held on Monday, October 23.

Joliet Central Band to perform with al Musfi

The Joliet Central High School Band will perform its fall concert at 3 p.m. on November 19 in the Joliet Central High School Auditorium, 201 E. Jefferson Street, Joliet. The event is free and open to the public.

Neil Simon “Rumors” at JJC, OCt. 5-7

The community is invited to a Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Department production of “Rumors,” Oct. 5-7 at the Fine Arts Theatre on the JJC Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet.

Troy student golfers qualify for state

Four members of the Troy Community School District 30-C golf team qualified for the IESA State Golf Competition this year.