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Will County to receive over $54 million IDOT grant

This week, Will County officials learned that two significant projects within the county will receive more than $54 million from the Illinois Department of Transportation’s (IDOT) Competitive Freight Program. This program, funded by the federal government, was designed to help ...

Joliet looks at redevelopment plans for Evergreen Terrace

The City of Joliet is weighing its options for the redevelopment of Riverwalk Homes, formerly known as Evergreen Terrace, and officials say part of their promise to demolish the apartment complex, build anew and relocate some units across Joliet is ...

Last day to fill vacancy for election

The last day to fill a vacancy in nomination for the November 6, 2018 General Election was June 4. If no candidate for an established party runs in the General Primary, the established party managing committee can appoint a candidate ...

Movie, concerts at Plainfield’s Settler’s Park get new view

The next time you are watching a movie or listening to a concert at Plainfield's Settlers' Park, know that the eyes in the sky will be watching you. The Plainfield Village Board Monday approved spending $15,240 with UmbrellaTechnologies to upgrade ...

Coffee shop Ok’d to open in Joliet Gateway Center

Plans for a coffee shop to operate out of the Gateway Transportation Center are brewing for Joliet. Joliet City Council officials approved a lease agreement with John Georgeouses, the former owner of the Route 66 diner on Clinton Street in ...

Plainfield puts fuel tax to good use

The Village of Plainfield is spending nearly $940,000 to improve the condition of roadways in the area. The Plainfield Village Board Monday awarded the $937,671 contract to D Construction to improve public roadways as part of the motor fuel tax ...

With no new taxes, Gov. signs FY19 budget into law

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into law a $38.5 billion bipartisan budget that holds the line on taxes, increases funding for education, curbs spending, and creates a new adoption tax credit that will make it less costly for Illinois parents to ...

Workforce weekly job fair

Area job seekers are invited to attend a weekly job fair from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, at the Workforce Center of Will County. Among the positions employers will be looking to fill are academic instructor, admission counselor, ...

Shorewood program aims to deter speeding

Nearly a month after Shorewood Police announced the launch of its new program to deter speeding in residential areas, the Shorewood Citizens’ Advisory Committee recently took time to address the controversy it has spurred on social media. Upon request and ...

Walmart to turn associates into college graduates

Thetimesweekly.com Joliet residents who find themselves on the bottom of the employment bin because of a lack of educational experience can now elevate themselves through a program of educational benefits Walmart is offering to its associates. Walmart has unveiled a ...

Minority Contractors edge Joliet closer to equality

Members of the African American Business Association of Joliet hope the City of Joliet follows through on its efforts to increase participation of minority contractors on city projects. Officials at the Joliet Diversity and Community Relations Committee meeting invited the ...

Nominations sought for Emergency Telephone System Board

Thetimesweekly.com Will County Executive Larry Walsh is seeking nominations from the public at large to serve on the county’s Emergency Telephone System Board (ETSB). The 12-member board is comprised of representatives from county governmental agencies, representatives of the three Will ...

Comcast prepares for future in Romeoville

Thetimesweekly.com Comcast recently began a network upgrade project in Romeoville that will add more fiber and support greater network capacity, speed, and performance in the future. Their network currently supports more than 1.7 million Wi-Fi hotspots in the region (and ...

Tiff district for Plainfield?

The Village of Plainfield is moving forward with a study to determine whether a tax increment financing (TIF) district is warranted on Route 30 from Renwick Road to I-55. Jake Melrose, economic development manager, on Monday said the Plainfield Village ...

Artists hope to leave imprint on Joliet arts scene

Refusing to let the Joliet arts scene lose another artist, Sue Regis is looking to make her mark in the community. For now, she continues to create artwork out of her studio nestled in the city’s downtown. As part of ...