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No new developments as group holds silent vigil for Semaj Crosby

There have been few new developments in the case of a 17-month old Joliet toddler who was found dead in her home in April. That’s according to Kathy Hoffmeyer, a spokesperson for the Will County Sheriff’s office on Tuesday said to The Times Weekly that the law enforcement agency has “nothing new to report.” That lack of forward movement in the case has been frustrating for the family of Semaj Crosby whose godparents Latoya Robinson and Dontraven Perkins sat in the observation gallery during the recent Will County Board meeting holding up posters of the deceased toddler. They said it was a way to remind officials working on the case to keep working toward a conviction for her killer. Crosby was reported missing from her Louis Rd. home in Joliet Township on April 25. Following a community-wide effort to find the missing toddler, police searched her home where they found her lifeless body under a couch on April 27. So far, no person of interest or suspect has been charged.

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Rialto qualifies for second city funding payment

Some Joliet city officials questioned the value of some of the shows being booked at the Rialto Square Theater this week and whether the theater had met its requirement for more city funding.

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Increased costs approved for new sheriff’s station, court house

The Will County Board has approved amended budgets for the new County Courthouse building as well as its Laraway Road sheriff’s station. The amended budget for the new public safety complex/sheriff’s station on Laraway Road will increase costs from $29 million to $33 million for construction of an impound lot, deceleration lane and specialty storage building. The amended courthouse budget will add about $20 million to the total cost of the project. The additional work will increase the previously approved budget of $195 to $215 million. Added features will include $500,000 for a rain screen building enclosure, and $17.2 million for the build out of two floors that will add 10 more courtroom spaces.

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Joliet Park Board approves contracts for Nowell Park recreation center

A recreation center planned for Nowell Park on Joliet’s east side moved a step closer to breaking ground following approval this week of contracts by the Joliet Park District Board.

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Will County CAC receives largest ever donation

Will County State’s Attorney Jim Glasgow called a recent $10,000 donation to the Children’s Advocacy Center “the largest cash gift we’ve ever gotten.”

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County approves freight mobility study despite call for more public input

Will County has approved a contract with a transportation consulting firm that will oversee the implementation of its Will County Community Friendly Freight Mobility Plan.

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County approves increased budgets for new sheriff’s station, court house

The Will County Board has approved amended budgets for the new County Courthouse building as well as its Laraway Road sheriff’s station.

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No new developments as group holds silent vigil for Semaj Crosby

Three Joliet residents held a silent vigil for the slain Joliet toddler during the Will County Board's June meeting.

Semaj Crosby’s godparents Latoya Robinson and Dontraven Perkins sat in the observation gallery during Thursday’s Will County Board meeting holding up posters of the deceased Joliet toddler.

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New Will County craft brewery coming to Shorewood

The craft beer brewing boom continues in Will County with the recent approval of a liquor license for a new microbrewery in the Village of Shorewood.

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Flag Day ceremony honors local vets and their sacrifices

For the American Flag's 240th birthday, a Flags of Valor ceremony was held in Joliet this week to honor 20 veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

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