Big win for Joliet Central junior

Joliet Central Junior Jalysa Stokes scored her 1,000th point against Bishop Mac at the Bradley-Bourbonnais Holiday Tournament where the Lady Steelman, (Joliet Central High Schools female basketball team) played over the weekend.

Incentive deal for Joliet hotel hinges on non-union pay concerns

A developer’s plan to bring a new hotel to downtown Joliet is hinging on further discussion after concerns were raised by labor union representatives for non-union employee pay. The Joliet Economic Development Committee took time to review the project at ...

Joliet West presents "Matilda the Musical"

Performances will take place on Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14 at 7:00 PM and on Sunday, March 15 at 2:00 PM. Joliet West High School's Vocal Music Department invites the public to their 2020 Spring Musical, the Tony ...

2020 MLK Day of Service

Monday, January 20, 2020 marks the Anniversary of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday. Across the country, Americans will answer Dr. King’s call to action: “What are you doing for others?” by joining in volunteer efforts to serve their ...

Teachers play basketball to raise money for Joliet students

The Joliet Grade Schools Foundation for Educational Excellence will host its seventh annual “Hoops for D86” fundraiser, presented by ExxonMobil, on Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 1:00–4:30 p.m. The basketball tournament will take place in the field house at Joliet ...

Five USF programs recognized in 2020 U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report released its 2020 Best Online Programs rankings and the University of St. Francis (USF) is proud to announce that five of its online programs were recognized in the publication. Recognized USF programs included:

Joliet passes new water source

The Joliet City council on Tuesday voted to accept the environmental commissions recommendation to use Lake Michigan as Joliet future water source. It is expected to take 7 to 10 years for planning and construction. Councilman Hug said the city ...

Minority community questions new liquor and gaming license

In a split vote, Joliet council members grant a liquor and gaming license to Thornton’s LLC in the predominately minority Collins Street neighborhood. No other gas station in the Joliet area including Thornton’s has a gaming license. The approval will ...

JJC Board of Trustee vacancy

Junior College is seeking a dynamic individual to positively impact students and build a better future for our community as a member of the Board of Trustees. Those interested in filling a recent vacancy on the Board are encouraged to ...

USF’s Caritas Centennial scholarship gala set for Saturday, Jan. 25

The University of St. Francis (USF) is bringing one of Joliet’s longest-running black tie events back to campus as part of its yearlong Centennial Celebration in 2020. The Caritas Centennial Scholarship Gala, co-chaired by Gloria and Edward Dollinger, and Diane ...

Joliet School Dist. 86 honor roll list

Congratulations to the students at Joliet Public Schools District 86 schools who made the honor roll list for the 1st Trimester of the 2019-2020 school year.

Nearly $3.5 million award for Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities of the Dioceses of Joliet will receive an award from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the amount of $3,495,458. The funding will be provided through the HHS's Head Start and Early Head Start Office.

Joliet taps into water woes

The question of just where the water source will be for Joliet residents for the next century could possibly be answered tonight. Members of the Joliet City Council may vote Tuesday night on whether they support building a pipeline to ...

Brandon bridge closed for emergency repairs

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Monday that the Brandon Road bridge over the Des Plaines River in Joliet is closed for emergency repairs. The closure is necessary to replace a mechanical component on the bridge that failed yesterday evening.

Joliet council approve 2020 budget with increased taxes and fees

In a split vote, Joliet council members put an end to the deadlock over the 2020 budget at their Dec. 26 special meeting. City council action, as taken, provided that the budget is passed with increased taxes and fees. Councilman ...