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Nearly $1.5 Million awarded to the University of St. Francis

The University of St. Francis (USF) will receive an award from the Department of Health and Human Services in the amount of $1,452,947. The funding will be provided through the Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) program to support academic clinical ...

Eighth grade students receive scholarships for high school

The Joliet Grade Schools Foundation for Educational Excellence presented eight Brenton Wadsworth Scholarship Awards and one Dave Evans Scholarship Award to Joliet Public Schools District 86 students during eighth grade graduation ceremonies. Each student received a $185 scholarships to pay ...

Joliet City Council at odds over removing interim city manager

In a reversal of action, the Joliet City Council at its meeting this week decided to separate the duties of the interim city manager position from Marty Shanahan. In a 5-3 vote, city council action is laying the groundwork for ...

Wild Things beat Slammers 4-2, sweep series

The Wild Things homerun derby continued into game 3 of this series. JJ Fernandez launched his 5th homerun of the season over the wall in right-center, giving the Wild Things a 1-0 lead in the 2nd inning. Harrison Bragg took ...

Support the Joliet Central Band NYC 2020 Band Trip Benefit Night

The Joliet Central Band Parents Association invites the public to their NYC 2020 Band Trip Benefit Night to help raise money to cover the four-day, three-night trip to New York with over 115 band members. The Joliet Central Symphonic Band ...

Reception for New JTHS Superintendent planned

Joliet Township High School District 204 will host a public reception on Monday, July 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for the community to meet Dr. Mike Hanson, the new superintendent for District 204. The reception will be held at ...

Grandparents raising children June 25

JTHS Bridge Builder Mary White invites grandparents and relative raising children to the next meeting on June 25, 2019 at 9 a.m. in the Board Room of the JTHS Administrative Center. The meeting topic is "Adoption, Guardianship, Adult Guardianship & ...

Joliet Central student wins two titles at Summit

Walking around the halls at Joliet Central, you will find sophomore Charvone Carter, an Elite Allstars Worlds and Summit champion. This past May, Carter competed in Orlando, Florida at both the Summit and Worlds Championships on three different teams, winning ...

Washington Junior High students score top business proposals

Four student groups from Washington Junior High were surprised with Angel Investor Awards for having one of the top six business proposals on display at the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce Youth Entrepreneurship Club Expo. These students were among 70+ ...

Demonstrators take to streets of Joliet in support of ‘Medicare for All’

Supporters of “Medicare for All,” a proposal that aims to set up a single-payer health insurance, made a pitch to U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, outside his Joliet office. The demonstration was organized by the Will County Progressives and Our ...

Joliet postpones vote on undeveloped property

The Joliet City Council decided to postpone a series of votes regarding potential plans to develop approximately 331 acres of vacant undeveloped property, located south of Millsdale Road along Bridge, Noel and Bush roads. The developer is looking to convert ...

Pastor opens Center to Create Art that heals

Lonnie Posley, Senior Pastor, New Canaanland Christian Church in Joliet has been creating art for more than 20 years said his inspiration was his mother. Now he is opening the Gifted Hands Art and Cultural Center in downtown Joliet. The ...

Joliet West High School Varsity Softball Team wins IHSA Sectional Championship

On Friday, March 31 the Joliet West High School Varsity Softball Team won the IHSA Sectional Championship against Lockport High School and advanced to the IHSA Super-Sectionals. The Super-Sectional game takes place at 4:30 p.m.

Joliet School District 86 assistant Superintendent tapped as Illinois ASBO director

Tamara L. Mitchell, Assistant Superintendent of Business and Financial Services at Joliet Public Schools District 86, was officially instated onto the Illinois Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) Board of Directors at the Association’s 2019 Annual Conference and Exhibitions in ...

Joliet students receive music awards

Congratulations to the graduating eighth grade students who were recognized for their outstanding music achievement in Joliet Public Schools District 86. Over 1,500 students in grades 4th through 8th participated in the District 86 music program this school year.

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