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Slammers Stadium sheds old name

The installation of new artificial turf and other upgrades at Slammer’s Stadium, Joliet’s minor league baseball park, is about 95% complete.

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Indicted officer returning to work

A Joliet Police officer who has been off work since he was charged with reckless discharge of a firearm, domestic battery, and property damage in July 2017 is headed back to work.

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Dates set for Joliet prison volunteer day, public open house

Volunteers are working behind the walls of the Collins Street Prison in Joliet to get the former penitentiary ready for its public debut later this summer.

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Chicago Street reopening work set for 2019

Work to re-open Chicago Street in Joliet could be completed next year if all goes according to plan said Joliet Public Works Director Jim Trizna this week.

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New crop of Joliet firefighters includes first female cadet

This week, the Joliet Fire Department welcomed eight new hires to the city including its first female officer

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Joliet train station now open

While there are still a few more details to be completed before it is officially done, Joliet’s new downtown train station marked another milestone this week when the main terminal opened to commuters on Wednesday morning.

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Mayor calls out Jackson Township officials

Joliet’s Mayor Bob O’Dekirk Tuesday night had heard enough criticism from two Jackson Township officials who levied blame at the city council for safety concerns stemming from truck traffic headed to warehouse sites near Elwood.

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Barred Joliet business owner receives approval

An automotive customization business made another appeal to the Joliet City Council this week to open in a new location on W. Jefferson Street.

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Future Chicago Street plans include fountain, green space, and stage

The Joliet City Council got a first look at the public space it plans to create with the re-opening of Chicago Street.

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City approves deal for new Hawk Motors location

Joliet will rebate $3.5 million in sales tax revenue to keep Hawk Motors Volkswagen and Mazda—and a possible yet to be named 3rd car model—in the city.

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