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Plainfield North HS Tiger Buddies Club yields strong student participation

The Plainfield North High School Tiger Buddies club is kicking off the new school year with near-record participation. Tiger Buddies, founded eight years ago, is a student club that brings together PNHS general education and STAR PLUS / Intensive Program ...

Former Forest Park teacher inspires scholarship fund for students

When most seniors in high school plan for college, they are thinking more about the campus and not about how they will pay for their tuition. But Stanley Morris, president of Forest Park Alumni Scholarship Fund, said help is available ...

Best selling author to be in Romeoville this week

VVSD in partnership with the Fountaindale and White Oak Libraries is pleased to announce an in-person visit by New York Times Best-Selling young adult novels author Nic Stone to the Romeoville Athletic Center on Wed. Sept. 22 from 7 to ...

Troy schools thank local businesses for donations to hygiene pantries

Two Troy Community School District 30-C schools – Troy Middle School and William B. Orenic Intermediate School - have set up hygiene pantries near the boys' and girls' locker rooms with the goal of providing necessities to students who can ...

Grant aims to address teacher shortage in early education

The Joliet Junior College Child Development (CDEV) program has received a grant from the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) to strengthen and diversify the early childhood workforce. JJC is the only community college in Illinois to receive this grant, ...

Plainfield South HS to host 4th annual band invitational

Plainfield South High School will host its 4th annual Marching Band Invitational on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at the school, 7800 Caton Farm Road, Plainfield. Ten Chicago suburban high school marching bands will compete including bands from Plainfield High School-Central ...

JJC Board approves extension of President Mitchell’s retirement date

The Joliet Junior College Board of Trustees last week approved an extension of President Judy Mitchell’s retirement date until Aug. 31, 2022 to allow more time to complete the search for the college’s next president. Mitchell had previously announced she ...

COVID testing available at JJC for campus community

Joliet Junior College has partnered with SHIELD Illinois, a saliva-testing program through the University of Illinois, to offer COVID-19 testing on the Main Campus. Testing began this summer and continues for the fall semester for students, employees and members of ...

Plainfield High School-Central junior wins state poetry award

Plainfield High School-Central Campus junior Mackenzie Burgess is one of 26 poets statewide honored in the fifth annual Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Awards. Burgess submitted her poem “New Perspectives” to the contest as a sophomore last school year.

Central Class of 1989-1991 Reunion registration

Registration for the combined 1989-1991 Reunion is now open. Here are the important details.

Statement on Plainfield High Hazing Lawsuit

District 202 Families, Staff, and Community On August 22, 2021, District 202 learned through the media that a lawsuit had been filed alleging criminal sexual behavior between Plainfield High School -- Central Campus football players in the locker room on ...

Enrollment increases for HBCUs

Howard University enjoyed a more than 15 percent enrollment increase during the pandemic, and officials at the historically Black college expect those numbers to increase this fall. “This has the potential to be our largest freshman class ever,” Anthony Wutoh, ...

Pritzker signs legislation to protect children with severe allergies

Governor JB Pritzker last week signed legislation that establishes the Childhood Anaphylactic Policy, creating added safety measures for students with life-threatening allergies. House Bill 102 provides guidance to school districts and daycares regarding anaphylactic reactions, furthering the administration’s commitment to ...

JJC to offer childcare on campus through Catholic Charities

TTW newsroom Joliet Junior College and Catholic Charities Diocese of Joliet Head Start program have partnered to offer childcare services on campus starting this fall. Under a three-year lease agreement approved by the JJC Board of Trustees at its June ...

Plainfield School District 202 approves $321 million FY22 operating budget

The Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202 Board of Education approved a $321 million FY 21-22 operating budget in which projected revenues exceed expenses by about $3.3 million.

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