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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 ...

Memorial Day: Profiles in courage 365 days each year

Unlike Veterans Day, when we honor all who have served, Memorial Day is when Americans honor persons who have died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. We are especially proud to honor our Black veterans; whose sacrifices and accomplishments ...

Joliet Slammers enter into multi-year partnership with DuPage Medical Group

Joliet - The Joliet Slammers and DuPage Medical Group (DMG)-the largest independent, multi-specialty physician group in Illinois-are excited to announce a multi-year partnership that will officially name the Slammers' stadium "DuPage Medical Group Field.” Through the partnership, DMG will serve ...

New South Suburban Regional Black Chamber filling a unique void

"We felt the timing was right, because there was a vacuum in the area, said Cornell Darden, the President and CEO of the newly formed South Suburban Region Black Chamber of Commerce. "We've always believed whole heartedly that business is ...

Sidewalk, curb repairs in Plainfield

Nearly $3 million in spending approved by the Plainfield Village Board this week means residents in the community will see plenty of construction trucks in their neighborhood. The board approved spending up to $2,974,332.73 to allow the contractor to complete ...

Illinois AG enters consent decree agreement with Bolingbrook warehouse

After complaints by women workers associated with the Warehouse Workers for Justice Women’s Committee, Attorney General Lisa Madigan sued the IFCO/MTIL warehouse in Bolingbrook for gender discrimination. Now MTIL has agreed to a consent decree that will require three years ...