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Online sales, shrinking sales tax eating in to Metra budget

Forty years ago, when the current funding plan for Metra was first established, Illinois’ economy thrived on manufacturing jobs and sales tax derived from sales at brick and mortar stores.

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Pace 2018 budget includes fare increases, expansion of Will County services

Despite suffering from shrinking state revenues, Pace’s proposed $410 million budget for 2018 will include some upgrades for Will County riders.

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New DCFS chief commits to change

‘We never get it right enough to stop changing,’ said Beverly “BJ” Walker in Joliet on Tuesday.

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Joliet denies agreement with Crest Hill

The City of Joliet has denied approval of an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Crest Hill for intersection improvements at Gaylord Road and Division Street.

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Joliet council woman wants cat and dog sale ban

Joliet could join the ranks of the City of Chicago and the State of California if it resurrects a plan to ban the sale of dogs and cats at local pet stores.

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Will County corrections officer dies unexpectedly

Kevin Brewer was 37 years old. He was married to former Joliet City Council member Brooke Hernandez-Brewer.

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Public meeting with DCFS head set for Oct. 17 in Joliet

A meeting between residents and Beverly “BJ” Walker, the new head of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), is set for Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. in Joliet.

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Settle in to Fall with a trip to area haunted house, pumpkin patch

For Will County residents looking to celebrate the beginning of fall with a good scare or maybe a more bucolic stroll through a pumpkin patch, plenty of options abound.

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Joliet moving ahead with Silver Cross TIF study

The Joliet City Council has approved a study that could create another tax increment funding (TIF) district near the area around the former Silver Cross Hospital.

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Rialto evicts Gallery Seven

A Joliet art gallery has been ordered to vacate its space on North Chicago Street in the Rialto Square complex.

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