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Community eyes new TIF district

Plans to create a tax increment financing (TIF) district on Route 30 from Renwick Road to I-55 are becoming close to reality. The Plainfield Village Board back in 2015 authorized the firm S.B. Friedman to conduct a preliminary eligibility study ...

Back to School

It is that time of the year again when the easy days of summer will soon turn to fall and the dreaded three words no child wants to hear: "Back to school." To make the transition a little easier, The ...

Day of the Immigrant

Bolingbrook - Southwest Suburban Immigrant Project will host its eighth annual ‘Day of the Immigrant’ September 22 at the Bolingbrook Performing Arts Center. The event will feature authentic food, folkloric dance performances, live music and a bilingual resource fair. Admission ...

Deeds not words: Immigration panel calls for action

Area residents met to discuss ways in which the community and the courts are flexing their muscle to fight ICE and Trump immigration policies. A panel recently gathered in Aurora to discuss immigration policies and their impact on the area. ...

Development met with opposition in Plainfield

A residential development project planned on 64-acres of farmland in Plainfield is not being viewed as a positive by elected officials. The Plainfield Village Board during Monday's committee of the whole workshop debated whether to allow a developer to construct ...

Counties see travel increases

Thetimesweekly.com Joliet - The 2017 Tourism Economic Impact statistics were released by the US Travel Data Center, showcasing an increase in annual State tourism key statistics over the 2016 calendar year. These stats included an increase in overall tourism expenditures ...

All way stop sign at 2nd and Rowell Ave.

On Friday, August 17, 2018 the City of Joliet will install additional stop signs at the intersection of 2nd Avenue and Rowell Avenue. Currently only Rowell Avenue stops at 2nd Avenue. The additional stop signs will make this an all ...

Louis Joliet launches Live 360° initiative

Over the last year, Louis Joliet Mall has been having conversations with folks in the area to decide how the mixed-use property could better serve the community’s needs and desires—beyond providing shopping, entertainment and dining. The result is a new, ...

911 call reporting the disappearance of Sema’j Crosby released

The Will County Sheriff’s Office recently released the 911 missing-person call placed more than a year ago by the mother of a 17-month-old girl who was later found dead under a couch at her home in the 300 block of ...

City of Joliet makes first payment for courthouse

Thetimesweekly.com Joliet – The Will County Board collected their first $500,000 from the City of Joliet per an intergovernmental agreement to fund construction of the new county courthouse. The agreement runs through 2037 for a total of $10,000,000. “"It is ...

Congressman Kinzinger roundtable

As the opioid crisis continues to affect communities across the nation, U.S. Congressman Adam Kinzinger hosted a roundtable discussion with local and county officials to learn about local efforts and potential solutions on this issue. "We are losing an entire ...

Back to School Blast aims to bring out the kid in everyone

Whether you want to play some games with your kids, jump around in the bounce house, or try your hand at winning a free giveaway, the seventh annual Back-to-School Blast on Aug. 11 is the event for you. The festivities ...

Pension adjustments for property tax relief

A new report by the Illinois Policy Institute, indicates that Will County taxpayer concerns for rising property tax bills could be relieved by pension adjustments. The report shows that pension costs are contributing to the outpacing of spending on state ...

NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet highlights the mission

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People—Joliet Branch hopes its effort to make an impact in the community will not be for naught. “It’s an opportunity for us to come and acknowledge people in the community and to ...

Report suggests pension adjustments may provide property tax relief

A new report released this week by the Illinois Policy Institute, indicates that Will County taxpayer concerns for rising property tax bills could be relieved by pension adjustments. The report shows that pension costs are contributing to the outpacing of ...

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