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Residents push to keep public access of DuPage River

In July residents who live along the DuPage River complained there was excessive activity at the river and filed a complaint with business owners who lease water sport equipment to the public on the river. The complaint said kayakers and ...

The Village of Shorewood Breaks Ground on a New Public Works Facility

Shorewood, IL – The Village of Shorewood is investing nearly $15 million to consolidate operations of the Public Works Department to provide more efficient service delivery in a new facility on Mound Road. When the project is completed, the seven ...

Summer festivals slowly coming back

Following a year where there were no beers brewing, bands playing music or crafters selling because of a raging global pandemic, some festivals are back in full swing this summer. Plainfield Fest has been scheduled from Friday, July 16, to ...

Laughran Cappel, Connor encourage summer reading through book club

Shorewood– To help kids have fun and stay engaged this summer, State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood) and State Senator John Connor (D-Lockport) are hosting a Summer Book Club for kids across the 49th and 43rd Senate Districts.

Senate approves legislation to expand school zone times

A piece of bipartisan legislation, led by State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood) and State Representative Mark Batinick, that would expand the period of time in which school zone speed limits are active passed the Senate unanimously Wednesday.

Troy 30-C to offer free breakfast/lunch meals this summer

Troy Community School District 30-C will be partnering with its food vendor Arbor Management to offer free breakfast/lunch meals for children aged 18 and under this summer. Recipients do not need to attend Troy schools.

Residents mixed on video gaming

It is a predicament facing many communities across the State of Illinois. Towns are grappling with whether to allow video gaming inside bars, restaurants, gas stations and other establishments with hopes of increasing the coffers from the revenues these machines ...

Construction summer projects will put more people to work

Communities in Will County will benefit from a third $250 million installment for transportation projects as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital improvement program. Joliet is slated to receive $1.6 million; Plainfield $434,757.27; Lockport $281,080.28; Romeoville $435,844.69; Shorewood $192,164.89; and ...

Village of Shorewood adopts Strategic Plan

The Village Board unanimously adopted the 2021-2023 Strategic Plan. The plan reflects the Village’s priorities, commitment to measurable results and the delivery of quality services. Work on the plan began in late 2019 with extensive community input, including a resident ...

Shorewood, Plainfield Chamber merge

Effective April 1, the Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce and the Shorewood Area Chamber of Commerce will become one entity. The merger will change the organization's name to the Plainfield Shorewood Area Chamber of Commerce. Since the Shorewood Area Chamber ...

Celebrating Black History:Barbershop owner’s dream born from adversity

When most people lose their jobs, they see it as an obstacle. When Robbie Robinson’s employer decided to move, therefore ending his job, he saw it as an opportunity to realize the dream of owning his own business. “I’ve always ...

Santa visits Troy schools

Santa visited Troy 30-C schools this month, including Troy Heritage Trail Elementary School, where families drove by to say hi to him and to tell him of their Christmas wishes.

Troy 30-C schools partner with public libraries

The Troy Community School District 30-C school board recently approved a collaboration between the district and the Joliet Public and Shorewood-Troy Libraries, that allows all Troy students who live in the library districts to more easily obtain a library card. ...

Will County Health Department reports 464 new COVID cases

As the country awaits the release of COVID vaccine distribution to get underway, Coronavirus cases continue to rise. The Will County Health Department on Wednesday reported 44,464 COVID cases, an increase of 464 from Tuesday, and seven additional deaths, bringing ...

Troy 30-C adds preschool classrooms

Two large rooms provide additional space for students, programs A remodeling project at Troy Cronin Elementary School recently opened up two new classrooms for the district's preschool students. Troy needed more space for its youngest students, with a growing student ...

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