Streit outlines 'visionary, yet practical' plan for Lockport’s future

A banquet room filled with about 200 people, including local, state and county officials as well as area business owners on Wednesday seemed excited about hearing Lockport Mayor Steve Streit’s plans for the city’s future.

Local pastor expands his message on Resurrection Sunday

After 11 years in Bolingbrook, Senior Pastor Calvin Quarles is expanding his message to the Joliet community. Beginning on Resurrection Sunday, the former Bolingbrook Community Church will not only be celebrating the resurrection but also their new name, The Church ...

Metra to host DBE workshop

Metra’s Office of Business Diversity & Civil Rights will host a FREE workshop for small, minority, and women-owned businesses on Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The DBE workshop will be held at Metra headquarters located ...

Gougar Road and 147th Street to be closed

In order to allow for construction activity and public safety, Gougar Road and 147th Street in Lockport will be temporarily closed from about May 1 through Oct. 1.

Forest Preserve District to host Community Volunteer Workday

Will County residents are invited to make a difference on Earth Day weekend by volunteering to clean and improve a preserve during the Forest Preserve District of Will County's “Community Volunteer Workday.”

County board members visit Capitol Hill to advocate for local concerns

Will County Board members this week flew-in to Washington, D.C. to advance its legislative agenda with the county's congressional delegation. The meetings came during National County Government Month and in the midst of federal budget negotiations.

Ficarello opts not to pursue recount in primary

Nick Ficarello, who ran for Will County Sheriff in last month’s Republican Primary race against Ken Kaupas, has reportedly decided not to pursue a recount.

Local opinions mixed on growing efforts to legalize pot

Marijuana legalization efforts may be gaining momentum in the wake of a new survey showing 60 percent of all Illinoisans support decriminalization and proposed legislation to eliminate criminal penalties for pot possession.

No shortage of egg hunts, Easter bunny visits

Getting in the mood for Easter fun is easy if you live in the area. Check out the family-friendly events being held this weekend and next.

County ranks No. 1 in new housing starts

Will County’s ranking as first in the Chicago area for new housing starts has government officials cautiously optimistic about the economy’s future, but not everyone agrees all the indicators are positive.

Ask a Lawyer Day

In conjunction with the Illinois State Bar Association, the Will County Bar Association will be participating in the annual Ask A Lawyer Day. This is an opportunity for the public to call and ask general legal questions of Will County ...

State Senator Meets with the Consul General of Mexico

State Senator Pat McGuire (D-Crest Hill) met with Carlos Jimenez Macias, the Consul General of Mexico, during the Consul General's visit to the State Capitol Tuesday.

Commission donates scholarship grant to The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists

The Silver Cross Healthy Community Commission announced it has allocated $10,000 worth of scholarships to the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Joliet Area. Ten $1,000 scholarships were given to the following 10 individuals on March 15, 2014 during the Trade ...

Families in transition support day

Families trying to keep their lives together after losing their housing due to economic hardship can find help at the Families in Transition Day sponsored by the Will County Regional Office of Education and the Will County Center for Community ...

Marijuana supporters want criminal penalties removed

Supporters of Bill That Would Remove Criminal Penalties for Marijuana Possession in Illinois to Release Statewide Poll on Thursday That Shows Strong Support for Such Legislation; Group Will Also Release New Report Detailing Collateral Consequences of Being Arrested for Marijuana ...