County approves courthouse, Chicago St. agreements with Joliet

Will County has approved an agreement with the City of Joliet that sets in motion the construction of a new county courthouse and the re-opening of Chicago Street.

Joliet votes to form prison committee

The city council has voted to disband its Housing Authority committee and reassign its members to oversee the rehab of the shuttered Collins Street Prison.

City rescinds historic home’s landmark status

When he bought the home at 509 Plainfield Road in 2008, owner Michael Tannura didn’t know that the structure came with historic landmark status.

City approves Rialto funding, new courthouse agreements

The Rialto Square Theater will get its infusion of cash from the City of Joliet and projects related to the new county courthouse will move forward after votes by the city council this week.

Hundreds turn out for MLK day of service

For many students and adults, Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday was a day to pitch in and do some good for non-profits around the city of Joliet.

Romeoville Metra station opens Feb. 5

Heritage Corridor trains to begin service at new station.

Romeoville Sam’s Club closing Jan. 26

The Village of Romeoville was notified Thursday that the 460 S. Weber Rd. location is one of the stores slated to close at the end of January across the state.

Will County taking on puppy mills in 2018

Supporters of a law that would restrict the sale of dogs and cats from large scale mill breeders will try again in 2018.

New Shorewood microbrewery set to open in Feb.

If he weren’t spending all of his time working there, Will County Brewing Company would be the type of place where James Kennedy would probably hang out.

Movies projected in Rialto’s future

The roster of acts treading the boards at the Rialto Square Theater in Joliet has grown in the year since management company VenuWorks took over.

Joliet denies special use for custom rim business’ new location

The Joliet City Council last week denied a special use permit for a business owner looking to relocate his business on West Jefferson Street.

Plainfield residents to see higher water rates

A water and sewer rate increase will soon trickle down to residents in the Village of Plainfield.

Plainfield board denies video gambling again

Not wanting to roll the dice on Plainfield's image as a family-oriented community, the Board by a 4-2 vote denied an ordinance that would have allowed video gaming at certain licensed establishments.

Blotter:counterfeit credit card, aggravated battery and more

Local arrests made in Joliet and Will County.

Will County hosting job fair Jan. 10

Area job seekers are invited to attend a weekly job fair at the Workforce Center of Will County from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10.