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The Joliet City Council

The Joliet City Council

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Despite outcry from residents, Joliet approves Jackson Township rezoning

The Joliet City Council on Tuesday approved an annexation agreement and rezoned just over 138 acres near the corner of Breen Road and Route 53 that will pave the way for industrial development in a rural stretch south of town.

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Bounce houses, electronic signs regulated

Parents looking to rent a bounce house for their kids’ birthday party will have a 2-day time limit if they place it in their front or side yard in Joliet.

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Update: Joliet votes to change nepotism rules

The City of Joliet is set to vote this week on a change in rules regarding the hiring and appointing of relatives by current elected officials and employees.

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Joliet project will bring more apartments to downtown

The City of Joliet plans to finalize a development deal that will bring 35 new apartments and new retail space to its downtown in the next 2 years.

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Special meeting Wednesday to discuss new city manager search

The City of Joliet will begin the process of finding a replacement for its city manager during a special council meeting on April 12 starting at 5:30 p.m.

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Council members won’t get paid for chronic absences

Joliet City Council members who habitually miss the city’s twice-monthly public meetings will no longer continue to be paid after notching 5 absences. The city council voted last week to approve the amendment that will stop pay for council members who continue to miss meetings. Under the new rules, a council member who misses 5 meetings within a 52-week, rolling calendar, won’t be paid for their next missed meeting. Council member Jan Quillman said that she asked for the city’s staff to look in to making the change after seeing chronic absenteeism on previous incarnations of the city council.

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Special council meeting to address immigration uncertainty

Joliet's mayor and city council will meet with the public on Feb. 15 to address questions regarding immigration and other concerns regarding recent executive orders from the President.

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15 candidates vying for 3 Joliet council seats

Voters will have an abundance of choices on April 4 as 15 candidates run for 3 open seats on the Joliet City Council.

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Joliet mayor to form Rialto ‘blue ribbon’ committee

Due to the overwhelming response to fill the vacant positions on the Rialto Square Board, Mayor O'Dekirk has announced the formation of a citizen volunteer steering committee.