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Local families are looking forward to the Thanksgiving holiday

Unlike last November's small gatherings, this week's Thanksgiving celebrations across the country have many people saying "go big or go home." As many in this country have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, residents in Will County are confident celebrating ...

U.S. News and World Report ranks Troy Middle School one of best in state

TTW Newswire According to an article in the news publication U.S. News and World Report, Troy Middle School, a Troy Community School District 30-C school, has been recognized for educational excellence. The news publication ranked T.M.S. 122 out of 1,243 ...

Troy Shorewood elementary students donate to the troops

The 4th grade Student Ambassadors of Troy Shorewood Elementary School recently teamed up with the Knights of Columbus to collect goods for troops in the U.S. military through Operation Care Package.

Troy Shorewood Elementary students hold "Start with Hello" week

Thetimesweekly.com The past couple of years have been unique for students in many respects. With learning from home much of last year and social distancing at school this year, some are still adjusting to the periods of social isolation. Troy ...

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 ...

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