Local village makes move to stimulate job growth

The Village of Plainfield is hoping that relinquishing the power of bonding authority to another governmental body will continue to create jobs and stimulate the area's economy.

Schools face tests of keeping students safe

After the recent shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida and Great Mills High School in Maryland, questions circle the efforts of Joliet Township High School District 204 and Lincoln-Way Community High School District 210 officials to maintain ...

Neighborhood improvements move ahead in Plainfield

Nearly $3 million in spending approved by the Plainfield Village Board Monday means residents in the community will see plenty of construction trucks in their neighborhood.

Wayne's Words: Joliet Renaissance underway

Many expectations come from all of us with the passing of winter into spring. Warm weather, baseball, and the construction season are but a few of those expectations.

Slammers Stadium sheds old name

The installation of new artificial turf and other upgrades at Slammer’s Stadium, Joliet’s minor league baseball park, is about 95% complete.

Indicted officer returning to work

A Joliet Police officer who has been off work since he was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm, domestic battery, and property damage in July 2017 is headed back to work.

Dates set for Joliet prison volunteer day, public open house

Volunteers are working behind the walls of the Collins Street Prison in Joliet to get the former penitentiary ready for its public debut later this summer.

Chicago Street reopening work set for 2019

Work to re-open Chicago Street in Joliet could be completed next year if all goes according to plan said Joliet Public Works Director Jim Trizna this week.

Blotter: Romeoville Mayor arrested for DUI

Romeoville Mayor John Noak was arrested late Thursday afternoon on charges of driving under the influence, a few hours after delivering his annual State of the Village address.

New crop of Joliet firefighters includes first female cadet

This week, the Joliet Fire Department welcomed eight new hires to the city including its first female officer

Lockport mayor talks successes, challenges ahead in State of the City

Lockport Mayor Steven Streit highlighted the city’s successes over the past year and some of the challenges that lie ahead in his annual State of the City address on Tuesday April 10.

Joliet train station now open

While there are still a few more details to be completed before it is officially done, Joliet’s new downtown train station marked another milestone this week when the main terminal opened to commuters on Wednesday morning.

Old Joliet prison getting new life

Joliet officials are working to bring new life to the Old Joliet prison on Collins Street in Joliet.

Lt. Governor comes to town

Illinois Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti made a stop in town for a tour at Joliet Junior College’s main campus.

Civil Rights leaders remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

On April 3, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his prophetic but inspirational “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” speech at the historic Masonic Temple in Memphis, Tennessee.