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Romeoville enters negotiations for Ribfest

Romeoville - The Village was notified by the Exchange Club of Naperville that Romeoville is their top choice for the new location of Ribfest starting in 2020. “We are honored that they have chosen Romeoville for this premier summer event,” ...

Plainfield looking to create more jobs, stimulate economy

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. The Plainfield recently adopted an ordinance authorizing the ceding of private activity bonding ...

Joliet ok’s new car dealership, projects $2 million in tax revenue

Giving the largest tax rebate to a car dealership, the Joliet City Council on Tuesday approved a $3.7 million package with CarMax, which sells used vehicles. The dealership at the northeast corner of Route 59 and Theodore Street is expected ...

Joliet Splash Station not opening for summer

A technicality during a voting procedure means Joliet's Splash Station waterpark will not open this summer and possibly could close forever. The Joliet Park District was attempting to get a subsidy of $120,000 from the City of Joliet to reopen ...

Joliet named Tree City USA for 28th consecutive year

Friday, April 26, 2019 has been proclaimed Arbor Day in the City of Joliet with an official celebration taking place Friday, April 26, 2019 at Grand Prairie Elementary School, 3100 Caton Farm Rd. Students will participate in an Arbor Day ...

Rep. Batinick, Sen. Rezin, to host Coffee and Conversation

Plainfield - State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) and State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) will be hosting a Coffee and Conversation event in Plainfield on Monday, April 29. All constituents are encouraged to attend.

Garbage collection & closures week of April 15

The week of April 15, 2019 will have regularly scheduled garbage and recycling pickup. The Good Friday holiday on Friday, April 19, 2019 will not impact Waste Management’s schedule.

Semaj 2nd year memorial

The Justice for Semaj Action Team will host a gathering to memorialize the 2-year anniversary of Baby Semaj Crosby passing.

Historic designation for Plainfield home

A house in downtown Plainfield is getting the highest honor possible. The Plainfield Historic Preservation Commission at Thursday's meeting nominated the house at 14930 S. Illinois St. for landmark status. The commission's recommendation will be forwarded to the Plainfield Village ...

Forest Preserve hires firm for Hammel Woods dam removal

The Forest Preserve District of Will County's Board of Commissioners voted Thursday, April 11, on two measures that are designed to lead to the removal Hammel Woods dam in Shorewood. The board approved a contract with WBK Engineering LLC and ...

Measure to remove statute of limitations on sex offenses passes in House

State Representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) supported legislation to remove the statute of limitations for the prosecution of sexual offenses. The bill, HB2135, applies to criminal sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual assault or aggravated criminal sexual abuse regardless of the age ...

Will County partners with City of Joliet and Housing Authority of Joliet for a study

thetimesweekly.com April marks National Fair Housing Month established to recognize the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 during the Civil Rights Movement. The Fair Housing Act prohibits the discrimination of homebuyers based upon race, religion, sex, disability, family ...

Parking challenges in local community

It is a situation familiar to families everywhere. You live in a home with a two- or three-car garage, but you have to park on the driveway because your garage has become a storage locker. And since you own more ...

Discussion falls flat on term limits

Term limits will not be happening anytime soon in the Village of Plainfield. At the suggestion of trustee Ed O'Rourke, the Plainfield Village Board during Monday's committee of the whole discussed whether term limits are an option worth pursuing. Currently, ...

April 15th tax time is just around the corner

A poor, rural county in Tennessee that is predominantly Black receives more audits from the IRS than any other county in the United States while rich counties skate by unbothered, according to a study published on the tax professional news ...

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