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Will County Health Department reports nearly 243 new COVID cases

The Will County Health Department on Thursday reported 59,787 COVID cases, an increase of 243 from Wednesday and 815 reported deaths from the virus, an increase of four from Wednesday.

Slate of two candidates for Joliet City Council severed

A slate of two candidate for Joliet City Council announced earlier this week is no longer. Bob Wunderlich and Warren Dorris, two of 12 candidates vying for three at-large City Council seats, had planned to run as a slate, according ...

Joliet resists proposed hotel purchase for homeless

As part of its goal to provide as many resources as possible to help lift people from Joliet and the surrounding region out of despair, the Morning Star Mission has a plan to turn a hotel on Larkin Avenue into ...

Obtaining grant funding a challenge for many Black-owned businesses

Grants up to $15,000 each totaling more than $14 million have been approved for more than 1,000 small businesses in Will County. More than 200 (208 to be exact) of those were black owned businesses. That grant money came from ...

Leadership change for Joliet Police Department

With a new police chief comes changes at the top. Appointed on Jan. 11, Joliet’s new interim Police Chief Dawn Malek introduced her three new deputy chiefs at Tuesday’s Joliet City Council meeting. “I’m absolutely ecstatic to be afforded this ...

Illinois Liquor Commission overturns Joliet’s decision on Lambert’s

A long-time business owner in Joliet is a step closer to getting the liquor and gaming licenses that had been rejected in July of last year by the city council. Terry Lambert scored a victory with the Illinois Liquor Commission ...

Garbage collection, closures

The week of January 18, 2021 will have regularly scheduled garbage and recycling pick up. The Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday on Monday, January 18 will not impact Waste Management’s schedule.

Joliet Junior College flips the switch on new campus solar system

Joliet Junior College has officially elevated its sustainability footprint, announcing today the completion and activation of its 1.3 megawatt (MW) onsite solar system at Main Campus. The solar array, which consists of 3,542 solar panels, was installed by national solar ...

Local community to honor Dr. King’s legacy

As the nation prepares to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Friday and the subsequent Day of Service on Monday, this year’s celebrations have a special meaning for many reasons. While the fight for racial justice ...

Illinois Liquor Commission overturns Joliet’s decision on ordinance

A long-time business owner in Joliet is a step closer to getting the liquor and gaming licenses that had been rejected in July of last year by the city council. Terry Lambert scored a victory with the Illinois Liquor Commission ...

Major leadership change at Joliet Police Department

For the first time in the city’s history, the Joliet Police Department now has a woman at the helm. In his first big move in his new job, Joliet City Manager James Capparelli on Monday appointed Lt. Dawn Malec to ...

Stop NorthPoint subpoenas former Joliet City Manager

thetimesweekly.com Joliet - Stop NorthPoint LLC served former Joliet City Manager Martin Shanahan with a subpoena Friday as part of the group's lawsuit against the City of Joliet and NorthPoint Development. The grassroots group, which is comprised of Joliet veterans ...

First woman interim police chief appointed in Joliet to replace Roechner

Al Roechner 's time as Joliet's Police Chief has come to an end. In his first big move in his new job, Joliet City Manager James V. Capparelli on Monday announce the appointment of Lieutenant Dawn Malec to Interim Chief ...

Joliet City Council picks permanent city manager

A local attorney and retired U.S. Army Colonel who has managed more than $5 billion in Pentagon contracts is now the permanent city manager for Joliet. The Joliet City Council voted 5-3 Friday in favor of an employment contract with ...

Hock retires second time from Joliet

Joliet interim City Manager Jim Hock presided over his last City Council meeting on Tuesday and talked briefly about going out on a high note. Hock’s last day as interim city manager is this Friday, Jan. 8. Hock, Joliet’s City ...

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