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Joliet West career panel kicked off STEM week

Students in the Joliet West High School Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academy attended a panel discussion focused on careers in STEM on Monday, March 13th as the kick-off event for STEM Academy Week, spearheaded by librarians Amy Lingafelter, ...

Bolingbrook High School gold medalists headed to ACT-SO nationals

Four Bolingbrook High School students qualified for ACT-SO (Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics) nationals in Maryland Saturday by winning gold medals at the DuPage ACT-SO competition. Senior Cristal Johnson earned a gold in Chemistry, sophomore Jordan Sharber brought home ...

JJC Scholarship application deadline is May 1

JJC students interested in applying for scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year have until Monday, May 1, to complete their online application. To apply, students can visit www.jjc.edu/scholarships, register with their JJC student ID, review what scholarships they are eligible ...

Plainfield North freshman wins MLK oratory contest

Plainfield North High School freshman Lauren Latimore recently won the fourth annual Martin Luther King Oratory Contest. Latimore was one of about 10 high school students who spoke about leadership and what it means to empower disenfranchised individuals. The contest ...

“Footloose” on stage at Romeoville High School March 24-26

Romeoville High School will present the popular musical romance “Footloose” on stage March 24-26. Featuring Justin Lessentine as Ren McCormack, the big city boy who moves to a small town that has banned dancing and rock music, the production focuses ...

‘Reading To Lead’ at Forest Park Center

Terrance Rogers opened the book and turned to the first page. The four small children looked at him, waiting. Rogers began. “At the far end of town where the Grickle-grass grows,” he said, reading the first two lines of “The ...

Joliet West High School Black History Month “A Journey through time”

On February 24th, 2017, Joliet West High School’s Multicultural Club presented a beautiful and thought-provoking show titled “A Journey Through Time” to celebrate Black History Month and showcase the talents of local students in the Joliet West High School Auditorium. ...

Joliet Central Speech Team makes JTHS History

Joliet Central High School Speech Team senior member Angelica Jarrett made JTHS proud as the Original Comedy Finalist at the IHSA Speech State Tournament in Peoria on February 17th and 18th, 2017. Jarrett finished in sixth place overall in the ...

State Rep. Guzzardi talks tuition-free public college at University of St. Francis

State Rep. Will Guzzardi spoke to college students in Joliet about making in-state tuition free in Illinois.

President Trump signs executive order on HBCUs

President Trump signed an executive order to focus more attention on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) on Tuesday, February 28. Although HBCUs comprise just three percent of higher education institutions in the U.S., “HBCUs contributed 19 percent of the ...

Troy Dance Team takes 1st at State

The Troy Dance Team, of Troy Community School District 30-C, finished 1st place in the IDTA State Competition in the pom category and 3rd place in the pom/dance category, Junior High Division held in Springfield.

Brooks Middle School student film wins international festival award

A film created in a Brooks Middle School 6th grade art class is drawing international attention after it was declared a first prize winner in Cabramatta, Australia's Sunshine Short Film Festival. "When I found out we won, I was like ...

Troy students attend Argonne Science Bowl

Students in Troy Middle School’s Science Bowl recently participated in the Argonne National Laboratory Regional Middle School Science Bowl, which is a competition sponsored by the Department of Energy designed to challenge young students who are passionate about science and ...

Shorewood Lions Club recognizes Troy Students of the Month

The Shorewood Lions Club recognized Troy Community School District 30-C Students of the Month. The students were recognized at the school district’s October school board meeting. Lions Club President Noelle Viola said the students were selected on the basis of ...

JJC nursing program ranked one of state’s best

RegisteredNursing.org, an online guide to nursing education, has ranked the Joliet Junior College nursing program as one of the top 10 RN programs in all of Illinois. Researchers collected data on more than 70 nursing programs throughout the state. According ...

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