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Back to School

It is that time of the year again when the easy days of summer will soon turn to fall and the dreaded three words no child wants to hear: "Back to school." To make the transition a little easier, The ...

All way stop sign at 2nd and Rowell Ave.

On Friday, August 17, 2018 the City of Joliet will install additional stop signs at the intersection of 2nd Avenue and Rowell Avenue. Currently only Rowell Avenue stops at 2nd Avenue. The additional stop signs will make this an all ...

Joliet Unity Movement is pleased to announce the 5th ANNUAL 815 YOUTH WEEKEND

We invite the entire community to join us as we celebrate our youth and showcase their many talents throughout the day. With our 5th year upon us, we have great pride in our message that has resonated with youth and ...

Louis Joliet launches Live 360° initiative

Over the last year, Louis Joliet Mall has been having conversations with folks in the area to decide how the mixed-use property could better serve the community’s needs and desires—beyond providing shopping, entertainment and dining. The result is a new, ...

911 call reporting the disappearance of Sema’j Crosby released

The Will County Sheriff’s Office recently released the 911 missing-person call placed more than a year ago by the mother of a 17-month-old girl who was later found dead under a couch at her home in the 300 block of ...

Joliet Prison Break to open up the joint

Hoping to lure in crowds, the organizers behind The Great Joliet Prison Break-In are looking to throw a party in the prison yards. The Aug. 25 event aims to celebrate Joliet and its history. It is open to anyone age ...

Back to School Blast aims to bring out the kid in everyone

Whether you want to play some games with your kids, jump around in the bounce house, or try your hand at winning a free giveaway, the seventh annual Back-to-School Blast on Aug. 11 is the event for you. The festivities ...

Joliet Blues Week to debut

The sounds of blues will takeover downtown Joliet during Joliet Blues Week this month. The events, put on by the Joliet City Center Partnership, Will-Joliet Bicentennial Park and Rialto Square Theatre, will feature a plethora of performances. Lauren Las, marketing ...

NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet highlights the mission

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People—Joliet Branch hopes its effort to make an impact in the community will not be for naught. “It’s an opportunity for us to come and acknowledge people in the community and to ...

Joliet school district works to diversify staff

With just about a month left until classes resume this fall, Joliet Public School District 86 expects its efforts to diversity certified staff will pay off by welcoming five new principals to its buildings. “We hire the best qualified candidates ...

JTHS seeks volunteers for Community Ambassador

Joliet Township High School invites all parents/guardians, alumni, and community members to volunteer in the new JTHS Bridge Builders Ambassador Program, which aims to support meaningful communication between JTHS schools and the community. The JTHS Bridge Builders Ambassador Program has ...

JTHS Superintendent search group, online survey

Joliet Township High School Superintendent Search Focus Groups & Online Survey At the December 18, 2017 Board of Education meeting, Joliet Township High School (JTHS) Superintendent, Dr. Cheryl McCarthy, publicly announced her retirement, effective June 2019, after over 33 years ...

Movies at the Rialto

Rialto Square Theatre announced today the viewing of the family favorite movie, The Sandlot, a part of the #TBTuesday Summer Movie Series, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, July 31st at 7pm. “Due to a scheduling conflict and unforeseen circumstances we ...

US Route 52/Gardner St. Closure Wed. July 25

As part of the work associated with the construction of the Joliet Park District's Nowell Park Community Center, U.S. Route 52 (Gardner Street) from Doris Avenue to Mills Road will be closed beginning Wednesday, July 25, 2018.

Jackson Street Closure Thursday, July 26, 2018

Eastbound Jackson from Joliet Street to Chicago Street will be closed beginning at 4 a.m. on Thursday, July 26, 2018 in order to allow Commonwealth Edison to complete emergency repair work. A detour route utilizing Joliet Street, Crowley Avenue, and ...

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