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Nearly 20,000 tires diverted from county landfill

The Resource Recovery and Energy Division of the Will County Land Use Department hosted an event on Sat. Nov. 9 at the Will County Fairgrounds to offer residents an easy way to dispose of unwanted tires. “Our Land Use employees ...

Joliet District 86 board approve new support staff contract

The Joliet Public Schools District 86 Board of School Inspectors approved a new three-year contract Wednesday night for the Joliet #86 School Related Personnel Council, American Federation of Teachers, Local 604. The three-year wage settlement provides employees with an average ...

Joliet District 86 teachers rally for new contract

Teachers for Joliet Public Schools District 86 took to the streets of Joliet Tuesday rallying for a new contract. Dozens stood outside the district’s administration center to make their voices heard. The district and officials for the Council 86 of ...

Joliet advances new lease agreement with MyGrain Brewing

The Joliet Economic Development Committee took time to review a lease agreement with MyGrain Brewing at its meeting this week. The brewery, located at 50 E. Jefferson St., is seeking a rent-free arrangement for 2020. Derek Conley, economic development specialist ...

New Lenox Fire Toys for Tots Site

The New Lenox Fire Protection District is now collecting items for Toys for Tots. Area residents will be able to drop off new, unwrapped toys at each of the four fire stations.

Community reveals challenges to curbing gun violence

University Park resident Brenda Mitchell spoke of how she has two family members who died by gun violence, one of which is her 31-year-old son Kenneth, one of which is her brother. Mitchell was among dozens of people who attended ...

Plainfield tree lighting at Village Green Park

The Grinch returns to the Plainfield Park District's Village Green Park on Nov. 30 for the annual 'Grinchmas on the Green' tree lighting celebration. The event is part of the Park District and Plainfield Chamber of Commerce's Heart of Christmas ...

Veteran’s encouraged to understand their rights

Attorney General Kwame Raoul honored the service of Illinois veterans and encouraged veterans and active duty service members to contact his office to access resources and better understand their rights. Raoul also urged veterans to be vigilant for scams related ...

Will County outlines plan for infrastructure improvements

During a meeting of the RUSH (Residents United for Safer Highways) held Thursday night at the New Lenox Village Hall, transportation experts and the Will County Executive’s staff explained plans and ideas to manage heavy truck traffic and improve safety ...

Joliet zoning panel says yes to marijuana businesses

The Joliet Plan Commission gave its stamp of approval to the Joliet City Council recommending zoning regulations for marijuana businesses at a special meeting. The panel’s decision did not come without some opposition. John Dillon, chairman for the Joliet Plan ...

Family making a difference giving back

Seeing the difference their mother made to the lives of people in Joliet and surrounding areas has prompted her children to make sure no one ever forgets the importance of giving back to the community. Earlier this month, I've Been ...

Joliet hires outside legal firm to investigate ethics complaints

The Joliet City Council is looking to resolve the internal disputes over ethics, which officials believe would help the city in its effort to govern. In a 5-2 vote, action was taken to hire the law firm Ancel and Glink ...

Veterans Day Ceremony Nov. 8

The Office of Student Activities and the Veteran's Resource Center at Joliet Junior College present a Veterans Day ceremony to honor past and present military veterans. The event takes place on Friday, Nov. 8 beginning at 12 p.m. on the ...

Will County Judge issues ruling on April 2019 VVSD Board Election

Will County Circuit Court Judge Roger Rickmon has ruled on an election recount for a seat on the Valley View School District 365U Board of Education. The result of Judge Rickmon’s ruling is that Mr. James “JT” Boudouris has been ...

Less restrictive requirements for marriage, civil union licenses

After careful review the Will County Clerk's Office will ease the identification requirements necessary to obtain a license for marriages or civil unions. Effective Nov. 4, 2019, the Will County Clerk's Office will now allow residents to provide one of ...

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