Brock A. Stein

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Joliet encourages legislators to restore funding

Joliet City Manager has a message he hopes that city officials and residents will deliver to state legislators as they begin the budget process for 2019: don’t take any more of the city’s money.

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Housing Authority Joliet receives funding for new units at Liberty Meadows

Housing Authority of Joliet announced this week that it has received $10 million in federal funding to construct 42 new homes in the Liberty Meadows subdivision.

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Bicentennial Park planning 2019 concert series

Despite some questions about where everyone will park, Joliet’s city council members this week were supportive of an idea to bring a major outdoor concert series to Bicentennial Park next summer.

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Will County growth rate increases along with wages

Will County’s unemployment rate dipped to 4.6% in March as it continues a steady decline that started from a peak of 7% in March 2016, and below last March’s rate of 5%.

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Diversity increasing with new police, fire department hires in Joliet

Joliet’s efforts to increase its minority and female applicants for its police and fire departments appear to be working as both groups have announced female, minority candidate new hires in recent weeks.

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City waives sidewalks, street lights requirement for new development

During his years of working in city government, Joliet City Manager David Hales said that he’s found that the best way for pedestrians to get around is on a sidewalk.

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Bicentennial-Park fountain rehab, library land swap approved

The Joliet City Council this week approved two projects that will bring public improvements to the city.

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'Day of Play' will mark 1-year anniversary of toddler’s death

The Justice for Sema’j Action Team will host a “Day of Play” on Saturday, April 28 at Oak Valley Park in Joliet.

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Taste of Joliet finds new headliners

The organizers for Taste of Joliet have announced that Rick Springfield and Dennis DeYoung, formerly of the rock band Styx, will replace Huey Lewis and the News as Friday night headliners.

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Redevelopment plans for Stadium Club building fall through

The City of Joliet has repealed an agreement that would have brought a mixed use development to the former Stadium Club building downtown.

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