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Opposition mounts for incentive deal OK’d for new grocery store

The city of Joliet will be welcoming a new grocery to its east side. At Tuesday’s meeting, the Joliet City Council approved a pair of measures authorizing the execution of sales tax rebate and property tax abatement agreements with Supermercados ...

Slammers seeking host families for 2019

The Joliet Slammers are seeking local families, couples, and individuals willing to open their homes to host a Slammers player or players during the 2019 season. The host family program is vital to the success of the team and offers ...

JTHS Special Olympics Basketball Team headed to 2019 State Tournament

Joliet Township High School's Special Olympics Basketball "Gold" Team will compete in the Illinois Special Olympics State Tournament in March, representing Region E, while pursuing their second straight State Title. To qualify for State, the JTHS Special Olympics Team competed ...

Joliet students compete at Dist. 86 STEM extravaganza

Eighty junior high students from Dirksen, Gompers, Hufford, and Washington Junior High were invited to compete in the Joliet Public Schools District 86 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Extravaganza. The following students received a gold medal at the event. In ...

Joliet Mayor O'Dekirk comments regarding the Desplaines River I-80 Bridge

Following the disclosure by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) that the latest inspection of the Interstate Highway 80 bridge spanning the DesPlaines River has serious structural weaknesses, I have instructed Joliet public safety officials to begin coordinating with the ...

JTHS Alumni Spotlight Private Celebrity Chef & Lifestyle Coach: Aaron Sain, Joliet Central H.S. Class of 1998

Career & Education At-A-Glance * Joliet Junior College - Culinary Arts * Substation Operator - ComEd * Owner - Insainly Fit Meals * Private/Celebrity Chef * Lifestyle Coach Joliet Central High School Alumni Aaron Sain is using his talents in ...

Students celebrate 100th day

Students throughout Joliet Public Schools District 86 celebrated the 10th day of school with special activities that focused on the number 100.

JCHS Girls Bowling team head to 2019 State Competition

The Joliet Central High School Girls Bowling Team will compete in the IHSA State Competition at The Cherry Bowl in Rockford, IL this weekend. They advanced to state after finishing 2nd in the sectional after shooting a new team high ...

Incentive deal in talks for new grocery store on Joliet’s east side

The city of Joliet is getting closer to filling a need for a grocery store on its east side to help address an area that officials said is classified as a food desert. In a unanimous decision, the Joliet Economic ...

Local “Silent Heroes” Making History

As The Times Weekly honors and celebrates Black History Month, we pause to take note of the many "Silent Heroes" among us who add greatly to the quality of life in our community. These are the unsung heroes whose name ...

Local teacher running for Joliet City Council as write-in

Joliet - Local high school history teacher, Ernest Crim, has recently shared on social media that he is running for Joliet City Council District 3 as a write-in candidate for the upcoming consolidated general election on April 2, 2019. Crim, ...

NBC VP, DC Bureau Chief, visits Joliet Central

Thetimesweekly.com NBC Vice President and Washington DC Bureau Chief, Kenneth Strickland, visited students in the Black Student Union and US History class at Central recently. Strickland is a Joliet Central High School alumnus from the Class of 1985. He was ...

African American Read-In

The public is invited to the fifth annual American Read-in, presented in partnership with the National Hook-up of Black Women, the Joliet branch of the NAACP, and Joliet Township High School on Saturday, February 16. The event will be hosted ...

Joliet District 86 names Great Teachers

The Joliet Public Schools District 86 teachers named 2019 Joliet Area Great Teachers by the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Overall 25 teachers were recognized at a banquet at the Jacob Henry Mansion Estate. The teachers were nominated ...

Coach Larry Thompson to be honored for 300th game win

Joliet Central High School Athletics will honor Central Boys Basketball Coach Larry Thompson for winning his 300th game as a head boys varsity basketball coach on February 21, 2019, at 5 p.m. prior to the Central v. West Varsity Boys ...

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