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Activist make bold proposal for cannabis sales tax revenue

A Will County board member along with local activists stood in front of the new Courthouse in Joliet this week and made their case for social justice in the form of earmarking cannabis revenue sales tax dollars for programs to ...

Bertino-Tarrant to host mobile unit for driver's license renewals

Motorists who have been unable to visit a driver services facility to renew their driver’s licenses and purchase vehicle stickers will be able to attend a free mobile unit event, sponsored by State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-PLAINFIELD) in partnership with ...

Will County Health Department reports 57 new COVID cases

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday announced new COVID mitigations for Will and Kankakee counties that include no indoor service at bars and restaurants and group meeting limited to 25 people.

Joliet School District 86 while in COVID remote learning, honors Students of the Month

The following Joliet Public Schools District 86 students were named Students of the Month for September. Edna Keith Elementary Trileah Ball, Angel Cotto-Taylor, Allison Flores, Jovonne Hooks, Jayden Hull, Aaliyah Iscandari, Bentley Northern, Ariana Morales, Paisley Schuld, Alyssa Simmons, Andres ...

District 202 latest school district to put the brakes on in-class learning

Students across Will County and throughout Illinois have been kept out of their classrooms for various lengths of time since the Coronavirus pandemic hit in March. All of them shut down for the remainder of the last school year at ...

National Hookup grant helps provide food during pandemic

Will County Executive Denise Winfrey (from left) and her National Hookup of Black Women Sisters, Deb Bolden, Ways and Means Chairman, Joyce Clark, Secretary, Debra Upshaw, and Martha Johnson (rear), Finance Chairman, prepare to load food pantry items into a ...

Teaching and learning in a pandemic

TJ Laptop pick up Thomas Jefferson Elementary School music teacher James Anderson waves to a student during laptop pick up on Thursday, October 15, 2020. The district this week gave laptops to pre-kindergarten through third grade students for remote learning.

Food Pantry Opening

Basic Needs Food Pantry open Thursday, October 22nd at 2:30pm at Igniting The Fire Prayer Ministry, 114 E. Cass St. Joliet, Il. Free Groceries: Milk, pastries, huggies diapers, meat, Dove bath bombs and a host of other items. Hosted by ...

Joliet, NorthPoint developer face yet another legal challenge

A grassroots organization, along with some veterans and area residents filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the City of Joliet and NorthPoint Development in an effort to stop plans for a major warehouse/industrial park project.

District 86 to continue remote learning into the new year

Joliet Public Schools District 86 students will continue learning remotely from home until at least the middle of January, district officials said earlier this week. Meanwhile Valley View School District 365U students will soon transition to more in-person learning in ...

Joliet 2020 budget could have big losses

The Joliet city budget for fiscal year 2021 has had very little, if any, public mention by City Council Members. The reason may be the realization that the 2020 budget could miss its expected bottom-line result by as much as ...

Will County’s new courthouse to open early next month

In what began as a dream many years ago by the Will County board has finally come to fruition. Will County officials on Friday cut the ribbon on the county's new courthouse and justice center, which replaces the smaller and ...

Joliet mayor and city councilwoman visit virtually with Marshall students

Students from four classrooms at A.O. Marshall Elementary School were treated to special guests during virtual lessons this week. Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk and Joliet City Councilwoman Bettye Gavin joined the third grade students for their social studies lessons. The ...

Resolution for use of cannabis tax funds to be presented

Will County Board Democrat, Rachel Ventura and members for the community will host a press conference to discuss the recent resolution presented to the democratic caucus titled: Repairing the trans generational damage done through slavery, the black codes, the war ...

Old Joliet Prison to show 2 classic movies during Halloween

Thetimesweekly.com The Rialto Square Theatre and Joliet Area Historical Museum are teaming up for a supernaturally spectacular outdoor movie night fundraiser, Fall Flicks in the Yard featuring two seasonally appropriate spooky classics from the 1980s, Beetlejuice (1988) and Ghostbusters (1984). ...

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