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Commentary: Plainfield teachers reject contract

Dawn Bullock, president the Association of Plainfield Teachers, said in a statement that 96% of the union’s members rejected the offer from the District 202 school board.

South African teacher visits Plainfield school

Minenhle Thabethe, a Johannesburg, South Africa native, spoke to third graders in Aryn Kukulski’s class at Lincoln Elementary School recently.

Joliet Central’s Eural “Mac” McLaughlin to receive wrestling award

Joliet Central High School’s Eural McLaughlin, fondly known as “Coach Mac,” carries a legacy amongst generations of students, alumni and families.

Brooks teachers pitch in for McDonald's night

Brooks Middle School recently held its annual McTeacher’s Night Fundraiser at the Romeoville McDonald’s at 645 N. Independence Blvd

Joliet Jr. College chef competes for Food Networks 'Best Baker in America'

Joliet Junior College chef Andy Chlebana knows a secret or two about competing. So, when an opportunity arose to participate in Food Network’s “Best Baker in America,” he knew he had to be ready to whip up the goods for ...

Troy School renamed for local family

Several community members, local dignitaries and staff attended the Troy Cronin Elementary School Rededication Ceremony this month, where Troy Crossroads Elementary School was renamed in honor of the educational legacy of the Cronin family.

Army father surprises son at Troy school event

Troy Hofer Elementary School kindergartner Zyir Johnson called it his “best day ever,” when his father surprised him at a school event in early September

Aux Sable Middle School Band Director completes book trilogy

Aux Sable Middle School Band Director Karen Bedore recently published “The Brotherhood,” the final book in her “Bard” trilogy.

Neil Simon play at Joliet Junior College Oct. 5-8

The community is invited to a Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Department production of “Rumors" Oct. 5-7 at the JJC main campus.

Joliet West High School Homecoming

Joliet Township High School Homecoming events for the 2017-18 school year are quickly approaching. This year’s theme for the West Campus is “Our Seaside Escape”.

Plainfield School District 202 agrees to tentative 3-year teachers contract

After almost one year of talks, the Board of Education and the Association of Plainfield Teachers (APT) have reached a tentative agreement on a three-year contract on language with a one-year commitment on salary and retirement.

Three Plainfield students named 2018 National Merit semifinalists

Plainfield North High School seniors Isaac Schennum, Plainfield South High School senior Maritza Gallegos and Plainfield High School – Central Campus senior Frank Ruane are among about 16,000 National Merit Scholarship 2017-18 semifinalists nationwide.

JJC Romeoville Campus grand opening is Oct. 10

The community is invited to the grand opening of JJC’s new Romeoville Campus on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 1125 W. Romeo Road, in Romeoville.

Sally Korst Memorial Scholarship for women accepting applications

The Lockport Woman's Club is accepting applications for the annual Sally Korst Memorial Scholarship.

National & Peer Rankings put USF up front

Several recently released college rankings have placed the University of St. Francis (USF) at the top of their lists or among major research institutions in the state.