Protest planned in Joliet for Monday as verdict nears in Chauvin trial

Closing arguments in the Derek Chauvin trial are set to get underway on Monday after which the jury in the case will go into deliberations and decide the fate of the former Minneapolis police officer for his role in the ...

Attorney for Joliet girl beaten at a bar in Quincy releases statement

The law firm representing a 19-year-old Joliet girl who suffered a violent attack in the early morning hours of April 4 at a bar and restaurant in downstate Quincy, Illinois, released a statement on Thursday, stating the attack was racially ...

MorningStar nixes plans to purchase hotel for homeless

Plans to turn a hotel in Joliet into a homeless shelter are off the table after the director of the MorningStar Mission Ministries said she would not pursue the option.

Teen first in Illinois to take USA Boxing Nationals

Easter weekend 2021 had a special significance for the family of 13 year-old Joseph ‘JoJo’ Awinongya of Joliet. He is the first Illinois resident in history to win the USA Boxing National Championships. He took the 2020 title Easter weekend ...

USF to host obstacles to reporting abuse

The University of St. Francis (USF) will host “Breaking the Silence: Overcoming Obstacles to Reporting Abuse,” a special virtual presentation, on Tuesday, April 13, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. CST.

Quillman tops the heap in crowded Joliet City Council race

In an election with a predicted low turnout, voters who did show up to the polls on Tuesday favored the incumbent in the Joliet City Council election.

Job Fair In-A-Bag Wednesday at Workforce Center of Will County

The Workforce Center of Will County will offer a Job Fair In-A Bag from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday. The idea for the weekly event was sparked by a community organization, which asked WCWC to provide a flier ...

Connor tours Rialto Square Theatre

State Senator John Connor (D-Lockport) toured the Rialto Square Theater in Joliet on Monday afternoon in an effort to bring attention to local venues whose operations have suffered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

District 86 to host virtual Autism Run/Walk

Joliet Public Schools District 86 will host its sixth annual Autism Awareness 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 24, 2021.

Downtown Joliet architectural tours start Saturday

The Joliet Area Historical Museum and Joliet Public Library are teaming up to offer a walking architectural tour of historic downtown Joliet.

Busey Bank offers in-bank sensory kits, available at all banking centers for children

Thetimesweekly.com Committed to supporting children and families in the communities it serves, Busey Bank is now offering Sensory Kits at each of its banking centers – including Busey’s Joliet Branch, located at 2801 Black Rd. These kits contain toys and ...

Will County holds special needs vaccine clinic

Will County Health Department held a Special Needs Vaccine Clinic on Saturday, March 27th at the St. Charles Center at Lewis University, where 600 special needs individuals 16 and older and their caregivers received their vaccine in a caring and ...

Volunteers help bring COVID vaccine to Joliet’s Black community

Coming together as a community to bring what is needed most for the people is essential to any project aimed at the greater good. It takes everyone pitching in and going above and beyond to think of others. That’s exactly ...

Challenges and wins in Joliet City Address

From dealing with a major health pandemic to a summer of civil unrest to choosing how Joliet will deliver Lake Michigan water to its residents in the future, Joliet city officials had plenty to deal with this past year. “Obviously, ...

USF’s virtual Caritas event raises over $280,000 for students

thetimesweekly.com The University of St. Francis spent all of 2020 celebrating its centennial. Even amidst the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the university found creative ways to carry on the celebration, serving as yet another example of the perseverance ...