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Joliet casinos reopen under Illinois Gaming Board guidelines

After nearly four long months and huge revenue losses for the state and the City of Joliet, casinos are back in business. The Illinois Gaming Board’s suspension of casinos and video gaming operations has been lifted as of July 1. ...

Police searching for man involved in aggravated battery complaint

The Will County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance from the public regarding the identification of a suspect involved in an aggravated battery complaint. Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a battery complaint at Shades of Darkness Window Tinting, located at 13957 ...

Vote By Mail available to every voter in Will County and beyond

There has been much misinformation circulated mainly via social media about voting by mail, even though it has been going on for many years. It is something that has benefited many citizens of this country, especially those who were unable ...

Local communities prepare to reopen

From Joliet to Lockport to Plainfield, communities are gearing up for a big weekend as more businesses are set to reopen or expand operations and larger groups of people will be allowed to gather. All four regions of the state ...

‘Let’s play ball’

It would appear Minor League baseball is coming back to downtown Joliet next month. The Joliet Slammers’ organization on Wednesday announced the team will participate in the inaugural City of Champions Cup at DuPage Medical Group Field beginning July 16.

Will County schools to reopen this fall

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Tuesday that schools throughout the state would re-open for in-person learning in the fall. What that will look like for each school in Will County remains to be seen.

Will County business owners could benefit from new grant money

State Senator Michael E. Hastings is encouraging local business owners to take advantage of available grant money via the newly created Business Interruption Grant program. The program began June 22.

Will County residents will get extension on utility bill disconnections

The Illinois Commerce Commission announced the decision to approve several consumer protection measures during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, several of which State Senator Michael E. Hastings (D-Frankfort) called for as leader of the Senate’s Energy and Public Utilities working group ...

Will County Republicans part of lawsuit against Governor

The Illinois Republican Party and three local Republican Party committees, including one from Will County, have filed a federal lawsuit against Gov. J.B. Pritzker over his ban on gatherings of more than 10 people. Prtitzker’s press office has labeled the ...

Will County to hire consultant to assist with COVID relief fund distribution plan

As the Will County Board moves closer to distributing more than $120.5 million in relief funds provided by the federal government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the board plans to hire a consultant to assist in the distribution process. ...

Investigation underway into South Suburban Black Chamber

Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk held a press conference at City Hall on June 9 to defend his actions following a protest on May 31 and the scuffle he got into with two brothers on Jefferson Street. A number of O’Dekirk’s ...

Diocese of Joliet to Host Virtual Ecumenical Rally for Racial Justice

The Diocese of Joliet will present a special virtual event, An Ecumenical Rally for Justice, on Saturday The livestream will begin at 11 a.m. at dioceseofjoliet.org. The event is sponsored by the Office of the Bishop; the Office for Human ...

O’Dekirk has ‘no intentions’ of resigning as Joliet mayor

Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk on Tuesday defended his actions following a protest along Jefferson Street on May 31 and said he sought to hurt no one and was defending himself from an attack after a night that turned from peaceful ...

Attorneys for two brothers outline their case against Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk

Attorneys representing two brothers involved in a scuffle with Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk following a protest along Jefferson Street on May 31st are refuting any claims made by the mayor that his actions were in any way justified.

Prayers, peaceful protests in Will County over the weekend

While an investigation of police actions and the actions of Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk on May 31st and his handling of a protestor on Jefferson Street continue, a calmness came over the region over the weekend.

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