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Joliet council green lights haunted plan

The Joliet City Council this week approved a development agreement with a company to help bring haunts to the former site of the women’s prison, located at 401 Woodruff Rd. Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group aims to create fun, social experiences. ...

Burglaries to motor vehicles continue throughout Will County

The Will County Sheriff’s Office is reminding residents to lock your vehicle doors whenever you are away from it. Together, with municipal law enforcement agencies, the Sheriff’s Office is on high alert to combat the frequent reports that we are ...

Mayor states case for Plainfield's economic success

Just like the nation's economy is in an upswing, so is the Village of Plainfield. This was the message Mayor Michael Collins delivered during his State of the Village address Jan. 15 at a Plainfield restaurant. One of the biggest ...

Plainfield Firefighter/Paramedics recognized for saving two live’s

Plainfield Fire Protection District Firefighter/Paramedics were recognized at the January 14th Board of Trustee’s meeting for two recent lifesaving calls. One call involved a patient who was in cardiac arrest and was revived and the other call involved a patient ...

Dr. Martin Luther King 7th annual Unity Brunch

The Joliet Central's Black Student Union and Unity CDC presented their 7th annual MLK Unity Brunch on Saturday January 18th at the Jacob Henry Mansion on Richards Street in Joliet. The Keynote speaker for the event was Pastor Deon Hayes, ...

Library grants for local school districts

Seven local school districts in the 49th Illinois Senate District will receive nearly $54,000 through grants from the Illinois secretary of state’s School Library Grant program. The funds help school libraries improve technology by purchasing new computers or improving Wi-Fi ...

Federal rule apposed that ends rights of student workers

Attorney General Kwame Raoul, as part of a coalition of 13 attorneys general, called on the federal government to withdraw a proposed rule that would deny student teachers and research assistants at private colleges the right to organize and bargain ...

Ventura earns endorsement from Our Revolution

Progressive Democrat Rachel Ventura received the national endorsement from Our Revolution (OR) along with Marie Newman, who is challenging Democrat, Dan Lapinski in Illinois' 3rd Congressional District on Saturday, January 11th during the organization's state convention.

Incentive deal for Joliet hotel hinges on non-union pay concerns

A developer’s plan to bring a new hotel to downtown Joliet is hinging on further discussion after concerns were raised by labor union representatives for non-union employee pay. The Joliet Economic Development Committee took time to review the project at ...

Illinois Sheriff’s and County Sheriff to award scholarships

The Illinois Sheriff's Association will be awarding over $58,000 in college scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2020-2021 academic year. Will County Sheriff Mike Kelley will be awarding one scholarship in ...

Workforce Job Fair

The Workforce Center of Will County will host a job fair from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on. Tues. January 21 at its location in Suite 100, 2400 Glenwood Avenue in Joliet.

2020 MLK Day of Service

Monday, January 20, 2020 marks the Anniversary of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday. Across the country, Americans will answer Dr. King’s call to action: “What are you doing for others?” by joining in volunteer efforts to serve their ...

Plainfield proposed 79 single-family housing development stalled

While they believe progress has been made, the Plainfield Village Board is not ready to green light plans to develop homes on 31 acres of farmland at the northeast corner of Heggs Road and 127th Street. During Monday's committee of ...

Camelot Illinois awards grants to Latino caucus foundation and Lost Boyz Inc.

Camelot Illinois announced the first recipients of the Camelot Illinois Grant Program to help fund non-profit initiatives that benefit communities across the State. “As an Illinois company, we place great emphasis on social responsibility and are dedicated to providing much-needed ...

Joliet passes new water source

The Joliet City council on Tuesday voted to accept the environmental commissions recommendation to use Lake Michigan as Joliet future water source. It is expected to take 7 to 10 years for planning and construction. Councilman Hug said the city ...

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