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Will County growing in more ways than one

The annual State of the County address delivered at its August 15th meeting of the Will County Board shows that Will County is growing in more ways than one. Will County Executive Larry Walsh Sr. briefly touted the county’s success ...

New legislation to cover hearing aid costs for seniors now law

Illinois seniors may soon be better able to cover the cost of hearing aids, due to a new law the measure, House Bill 3503, requires insurance companies to offer optional coverage for hearing instruments and any related services for all ...

Will County Board Members Thank Walsh for Service

JOLIET - Members of the Will County Board lauded Will County Executive Larry Walsh Sr. for many decades of public service. Walsh announced that he will not seek re-election at a press conference following Thursday’s Will County Board Meeting. “I’ve ...

Larry Walsh Sr. announces he won’t seek reelection in 2020

Will County Executive Larry Walsh Sr. is not seeking reelection in 2020. The new development in Will County government surfaced during a press conference Aug. 15 immediately following a meeting of the Will County Board. “It’s been a great, great ...

Minister trains youth to gain confidence and develop a career

The Rev. Adrian Heath of Redeemed Connection Ministries has an unusual dual calling. In addition to being an ordained minister, he is the owner of a lawn maintenance company. Noticing the number of idle youth during the summer months while ...

"We Count 2020" Census campaign kick-off event

The City of Joliet, in partnership with the Spanish Community Center, is excited to announce the launch of the "We Count 2020" Census (Todos Contamos 2020) Campaign and the formation of the Joliet Area/Crest Hill Complete Count Committee. We extend ...

Severe weather system upgrade

The City of Joliet sent out information announcing the severe weather warning system was receiving a software upgrade that began on August 9th. This upgrade will change the way the severe weather sirens are activated when a Tornado Warning is ...

New Costco wins with tax incentive

The Village of Plainfield is making Costco an offer it cannot refuse. The Plainfield Village Board approved the sales tax revenue agreement with Costco, which could net the wholesale giant $2.5 million in sales tax rebates. The agreement starts when ...

How is the steel tariff working out for the steel industry?

U.S. Steel, one of America's largest metal makers, just announced it'll idle two blast furnaces in the coming months. That could put hundreds of workers out of a job. The announcement is just the latest indication that President Trump's 25 ...

Mayor of Joliet Hosts Town Hall Meeting

Mayor of Joliet Bob O'Dekirk will host a town hall meeting on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 from 6-8 p.m. at the VFW Cantigny Post, 826 Horseshoe Dr. in order to discuss the recent wave of violence on the city's west ...

Illinois teacher shortage serious, still growing

Four years after its debut, a new statewide study from regional school superintendents finds Illinois’ serious teacher shortage continues to worsen, especially in school districts in central and southern Illinois. The Illinois Association of Regional Superintendents of Schools, (IARSS) representing ...

2020 Census at a Glance

The census is much more than just a head count. It provides a picture of our nation that helps determine where to build new schools, hospitals, and businesses; how federal funding is distributed; and how congressional seats are apportioned. It ...

New law prohibits employers from asking about previous wages

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed bills into law Wednesday aimed at equalizing pay between men and women and expanding access to jobs in the health care industry for people in the criminal justice system. House Bill 834 prohibits employers in Illinois ...

Joliet council wars loom large with Jones in as interim city manager

The Joliet City Council at its meeting this week officially agreed to terms allowing Deputy City Manager Steve Jones to continue assuming interim city manager duties. Jones has been filling in since June. About that time, a majority of the ...

Arsenal road closure began August 5

Beginning Monday, August 5 at approximately 6 a.m. Arsenal Road will be closed between Baseline Road and Brandon Road.

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