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Mobile Workforce Center March schedule

The mobile unit travels throughout Will County to help residents with resume development, cover letters and job applications. The workforce center contains 11 computer stations, internet access, and offers keyboarding lessons, as well as resume and job search assistance using ...

Pension problem remain fixture in 2019 State Budget

On Wednesday, the Governor JB Pritzker gave his Budget Address to the General Assembly, where he outlined his fiscal priorities for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. The Governor's address included a five-point pension reform plan to deal with the State's $130 ...

Budget proposal commits fully to education in Illinois

Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Chair of the Senate's Education Committee, said Gov. JB Pritzker's first budget proposal does right by Illinois schoolchildren, with more than the mandated education funding outlined in the monumental evidence-based funding formula. Pritzker's proposal outlines $375 million for ...

Opposition mounts for incentive deal OK’d for new grocery store

The city of Joliet will be welcoming a new grocery to its east side. At Tuesday’s meeting, the Joliet City Council approved a pair of measures authorizing the execution of sales tax rebate and property tax abatement agreements with Supermercados ...

Slammers seeking host families for 2019

The Joliet Slammers are seeking local families, couples, and individuals willing to open their homes to host a Slammers player or players during the 2019 season. The host family program is vital to the success of the team and offers ...

Deadline to register to vote rapidly approaching

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry encourage all eligible Will County residents to register to vote for the upcoming Consolidated Election and reminds everyone that registration deadlines are rapidly approaching. The last day to register to vote in person or ...

Joliet Mayor O'Dekirk comments regarding the Desplaines River I-80 Bridge

Following the disclosure by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) that the latest inspection of the Interstate Highway 80 bridge spanning the DesPlaines River has serious structural weaknesses, I have instructed Joliet public safety officials to begin coordinating with the ...

Workforce Center "after hours" job fair

Area job seekers are invited to attend an "after hours" job fair from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Workforce Center of Will County. WCWC Manager Susan Flessner said, "Businesses and job seekers have requested this in ...

County Board Members condemn racism and intolerance

Will County Board members at it’s recent meeting condemned instances of racism, religious intolerance, and xenophobia that have recently been witnessed throughout the Chicago area and in Will County. “As a county board, we are responsible for protecting the health ...

Goodwill celebrates 100 years of service

Goodwill Industries began in Boston at the turn of the 19th century as an idea by the Rev. Edgar J. Helms. The idea was simple, fight poverty not with charity, but with trade skills and provide a chance for the ...

Changes coming to budget process

Wanting to ensure sound financial management for the Village of Plainfield, officials are initiating major policy initiatives to ensure its continued stability. Traci Pleckham, director of management services, during Monday’s committee of the whole workshop outlined the recommended updates during ...

Incentive deal in talks for new grocery store on Joliet’s east side

The city of Joliet is getting closer to filling a need for a grocery store on its east side to help address an area that officials said is classified as a food desert. In a unanimous decision, the Joliet Economic ...

Local “Silent Heroes” Making History

As The Times Weekly honors and celebrates Black History Month, we pause to take note of the many "Silent Heroes" among us who add greatly to the quality of life in our community. These are the unsung heroes whose name ...

Local teacher running for Joliet City Council as write-in

Joliet - Local high school history teacher, Ernest Crim, has recently shared on social media that he is running for Joliet City Council District 3 as a write-in candidate for the upcoming consolidated general election on April 2, 2019. Crim, ...

NBC VP, DC Bureau Chief, visits Joliet Central

Thetimesweekly.com NBC Vice President and Washington DC Bureau Chief, Kenneth Strickland, visited students in the Black Student Union and US History class at Central recently. Strickland is a Joliet Central High School alumnus from the Class of 1985. He was ...

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