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Walsh pushes for tax credits for union members

State Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., Elwood, is cosponsoring legislation to give back tax credits to working and middle class families removed by the U.S. Congress.

Slammers Stadium sheds old name

The installation of new artificial turf and other upgrades at Slammer’s Stadium, Joliet’s minor league baseball park, is about 95% complete.

Indicted officer returning to work

A Joliet Police officer who has been off work since he was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm, domestic battery, and property damage in July 2017 is headed back to work.

Dates set for Joliet prison volunteer day, public open house

Volunteers are working behind the walls of the Collins Street Prison in Joliet to get the former penitentiary ready for its public debut later this summer.

Chicago Street reopening work set for 2019

Work to re-open Chicago Street in Joliet could be completed next year if all goes according to plan said Joliet Public Works Director Jim Trizna this week.

NAACP Joliet Chapter to Host National Day of Prayer

The NAACP Joliet Chapter will host a National Day of Prayer Ecumenical Service on Thursday, May 3rd from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Jacob Henry Mansion Old Central Church located at 15 South Richards Street, Joliet, IL. The ...

New legislation gives teachers support tools for students

With input from her Women’s Legislative Advisory Committee, state Rep. Natalie Manley, Joliet, legislation was passed through the House Education: Curriculum and Policy Committee this week aimed at giving teachers additional tools to help students manage emotional trauma.

Joliet receives prison study grant

The Illinois State Historic Preservation Office said that the City of Joliet will receive approximately $40,000 in grant funding to complete a Conditions Analysis and Structural Assessment on all structures within the 16-acre western compound of the former Joliet Correctional ...

Joliet’s Union Station parking rates return to $1

During the construction of the Joliet Gateway Center, the City temporarily converted the Union Station parking lot (located at the southwest corner of the intersection of Jefferson Street and Scott Street) from an hourly rate lot to a rate of ...

Taste of Joliet headliners Huey Lewis and the News cancel

Huey Lewis and the News have cancelled their performance at this year's Taste of Joliet due to the lead singer's hearing loss.

Joliet Walmart among 16 stores getting remodeled in Illinois

Walmart today announced it expects to spend an estimated $56 million over the next year in Illinois through the remodeling of 16 stores as well as the rollout of several in-store and online innovations designed to help busy customers save ...

New crop of Joliet firefighters includes first female cadet

This week, the Joliet Fire Department welcomed eight new hires to the city including its first female officer

Joliet train station now open

While there are still a few more details to be completed before it is officially done, Joliet’s new downtown train station marked another milestone this week when the main terminal opened to commuters on Wednesday morning.

Old Joliet prison getting new life

Joliet officials are working to bring new life to the Old Joliet prison on Collins Street in Joliet.

Fly a kite with the Forest Preserve

Kites and the air currents that make them dip, dance and dazzle will be celebrated during the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s “Jammin’ Family Kite Fly Festival” at Plum Creek Nature Center.

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