Plainfield officials prepare for Phase 3

Anticipating the reopening of businesses under Phase 3 of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Restore Illinois Plan this Friday, Plainfield village officials have drafted a plan to make sure businesses survive during these tough times as well as keep patrons safe in ...

Plainfield books hotel project in downtown

As the State of Illinois prepares for phase 3 opening of many businesses on Friday, a development that could include a hotel, restaurant and rooftop terrace may also be coming to downtown Plainfield. The Plainfield Village Board has approved the ...

Will County property owners get more time to pay taxes

Property owners in Will County will be getting a reprieve on their tax bills as many struggle to make ends meet during the coronavirus pandemic. The Will County Board on Thursday voted to provide relief to property taxpayers.

Plainfield hikes permit charges

Those who violate the law and do business in the Village of Plainfield can expect to dig deeper into their pocketbooks for fees. Police Chief John Konopek said his department manages the process for issuance of solicitor permits and administrative ...

Historical Museum officials to reopen Joliet Prison for tours

Anticipating updated public health guidelines via Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Restore Illinois Plan, those in charge of the Joliet Area Historical Museum plan to reopen the Old Joliet Prison Historic Site at 9 a.m. June 1st. The prison, they said, will ...

Middle School 8th graders, teachers say goodbye

An Indian Trail Middle School student holds a sign as he drives by a line of teachers wishing him well in high school on Monday, May 18, 2020.

Joliet officials await response from Pritzker on outdoor dining proposal

Restaurants in Joliet with outdoor dining or the ability to create outdoor dining could soon be able to do so under a plan unveiled Friday by Mayor Bob O’Dekirk. The plan was submitted to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office for approval ...

State grant assist hotels, food and beverage businesses

A number of hospitality small businesses in Will County are set to receive a much-needed economic boost from the state in the form of some grant funding.

Middle school student makes more than 1,000 facemasks

Heritage Grove Middle School eighth grader Nakia Newson applied the sewing skills she learned in school to “pay it forward” and sew face masks for frontline workers and the community.

Area schools rank on US News Best High Schools list

Both of Valley View School District 365U’s high schools, Romeoville HS and Bolingbrook HS have been named to the U.S. News & World Report Annual Rankings of America’s Best High Schools. Romeoville HS is ranked 148th in the state of ...

Silver Cross Hospital participates in clinical plasma trial to treat COVID-19

Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox recently became the area’s first hospital to offer an investigational treatment for patients with COVID-19 called Convalescent Plasma Therapy.

COVID-19 testing delivered

A mobile unit provided by the Will County Health Department’s Community Health Center is hitting the streets throughout the county offer coronavirus testing at everywhere from churches to nursing homes and childcare sites.

Proposed apartment homes project hits high marks from trustees

A proposed age-targeted multi-family housing development for 37 acres at the southeast corner of 143rd Street and Steiner Road could receive a green light from the Plainfield Village Board. The applicant for a proposed apartment complex, Redwood USA LLC is ...

Plainfield East HS, John F. Kennedy poetry competition

The Plainfield East High School and John F. Kennedy Middle School poetry teams showcased their poetry skills during the Louder Than A Bomb (LTAB) Poetry Competition at Columbia College on February 29, 2020. The LTAB annual event hosts more than ...

Giving Tuesday Now shines spotlight on need for nonprofits

Forced isolation, people out of work and many businesses having to close their doors due to a failing economy all adds up to a tough time for nonprofit organizations. Just like for profit businesses, many non-profits are struggling during this ...