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Human Trafficking Crack down

State Rep. John Connor, D-Lockport, is combatting human trafficking by passing stricter penalties on businesses that profit from exploitation and new education programs for law enforcement professionals and hotel employees who are likely to encounter it. "Human trafficking often hides ...

Romeoville’s athletic event center new 3-Year deal

The Edward Hospital Athletic & Event Center has agreed to a three-year deal with BIG Gymnastics, Inc. to host the organization’s United States of America Gymnastics 3-Day Meet during mid-February of 2020, 2021, and 2022. This comes on the heels ...

Traffic signal to help route 59 congestion

For anyone who drives on Route 59 near the Plainfield-Naperville boundary, motorists know a traffic signal could very well help alleviate congestion during the rush hour. Soon, help may be coming as the Plainfield Village Board is in discussions to ...

Workforce job fair for Silver Cross Hospital

The Workforce Center of Will County is hosting a job fair on Wednesday, June 19 to fill a number of non-nursing positions at Silver Cross Hospital’s main location and several of its satellite offices. Positions include environmental and nutrition services ...

Major construction on I-55 begins June 17

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that replacement of the bridge decks and other improvements to Interstate 55 over the BNSF Railroad and Grant Creek south of Arsenal Road in Will County will begin June 17. In order to complete ...

Plainfield emergency management agency seeking volunteers

The Plainfield Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) is currently conducting an open enrollment period for new members. PEMA is responsible for coordinating and supporting all emergency preparedness and response activities during a disaster or local emergency for the Village of Plainfield; ...

Will County Legislators to host update on action in Springfield

Bolingbrook - Area legislators will host their annual town hall meeting to update local residents on important new laws from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19 at the Fountaindale Library. State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) will be joined by ...

Demonstrators take to streets of Joliet in support of ‘Medicare for All’

Supporters of “Medicare for All,” a proposal that aims to set up a single-payer health insurance, made a pitch to U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, outside his Joliet office. The demonstration was organized by the Will County Progressives and Our ...

Pastor opens Center to Create Art that heals

Lonnie Posley, Senior Pastor, New Canaanland Christian Church in Joliet has been creating art for more than 20 years said his inspiration was his mother. Now he is opening the Gifted Hands Art and Cultural Center in downtown Joliet. The ...

Area ripe for electric rip-offs this summer

With ComEd’s electricity price (6.725 cents per kilowatt-hour) nearly 9 percent lower than last summer, area consumers are at heightened risk of rip-offs in the months before a historic Illinois law—one of the toughest in the nation—cracks down on dishonest ...

Annual book event 'hits both of our goals'

An estimated 58,000 books changed hands during the Will County reuse-recycling event at Pilcher Park Nature Center May 31-June 2. The annual three-day event is sponsored by the Will County Land Use Department's Resource Recovery and Energy division and the ...

Slammers baseball confirm new deal with Medical Group

On September 18, 2018, the City of Joliet and Joliet Community Baseball and Entertainment LLC (Slammers) entered into a five-year Agreement for the Lease and Operation (Lease Agreement) of the City's stadium. Pursuant to the terms of the Lease Agreement, ...

Ribbon cutting for Romeoville’s Historical Society

The Romeoville Area Historical Society is ready to re-open its doors to the public. They moved out of the NWCSRA building at 10 Montrose and into their own remodeled Hampton Park house at 14 Belmont Drive, which will be known ...

Art Show lets disabled speak for themselves

"This entire Art Show just grew organically from the need for out disabled clients to give themselves a voice," said Cornerstone Services P.R. Matthew Lanoue in speaking of the upcoming Annual Art Show, Thursday, June 6 at the Joliet Area ...

Illinois ranked #4 for Black Homicide Victimization

93 percent of Black homicide victims in Illinois were killed with guns thetimesweekly.com Illinois has the fourth-highest black homicide victimization rate in the nation with a rate of 36.40 per 100,000—nearly twice the national black homicide victimization rate and more ...

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