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Attorneys for two brothers outline their case against Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk

Attorneys representing two brothers involved in a scuffle with Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk following a protest along Jefferson Street on May 31st are refuting any claims made by the mayor that his actions were in any way justified.

Prayers, peaceful protests in Will County over the weekend

While an investigation of police actions and the actions of Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk on May 31st and his handling of a protestor on Jefferson Street continue, a calmness came over the region over the weekend.

Two online petitions out there to let the people judge Joliet mayor’s actions

One petition seeks support for Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk and the other seeks his resignation. Both are online at change.org. Both are related to an altercation O'Dekirk had with a protestor on Jefferson Street Sunday night.

Joliet mayor scuffles with protestor

Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk on Sunday night assisted police officers during a protest that later turned into a riot along Jefferson Street. O'Dekirk made a statement after the video surfaced showing the mayor using physical force to subdue a protestor ...

Reported coronavirus cases in Will County increase 42

The number of reported confirmed coronavirus cases in Will County increased by 42 from Monday to a total of 5,683 and the number of deaths from the virus within the same period from the virus increased by 3 to 282, ...

Romeoville businesses reopen today

Romeoville businesses will enter into Phase 3 of Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan today. This means, as long as they follow Illinois Department of Public Health safety guidelines, non-essential businesses like manufacturing, barbershops, and salons can reopen, village officials said.

Promenade Bolingbrook reopens today

With the State of Illinois health directive moving into Phase 3 of its Restore Illinois reopening plan, The Promenade Bolingbrook will open and welcome the public back to the center at 11 a.m. May 29.

Excitement builds for businesses to reopen

Things are about to change for some businesses in Will County and the rest of the state and that change is coming on Friday, according to Gov. J.B. Pritzker. That has many in Will County excited, as they are more ...

Romeoville acquires 60 acres for dog park, open space

The Village of Romeoville has purchased 30 acres of land and is leasing an additional 30 acres across from the post office along 135th Street. The property will be used as open space for sports like soccer and baseball. 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.

Outdoor dining, with restrictions, will soon be allowed throughout Illinois

Restaurants and bars throughout Will County and the state will be allowed to provide outdoor dining to customers on May 29 under Phase 3 of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Restore Illinois Plan.

Romeoville Memorial Day tribute

To honor and remember those that paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country, the Village of Romeoville will be releasing a video prior to Memorial Day on village social media channels. It will pay tribute to Romeoville veterans who ...

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 ...

VVSD Early Childhood Center renamed to Honor Dr. James A. Mitchem, Jr.

The Valley View Community Unit School District 365U Board of Education has approved the renaming of the Valley View Early Childhood Center in honor of retiring VVSD Superintendent of Schools Dr. James A. Mitchem, Jr. Effective with Dr. Mitchem’s retirement ...

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 ...