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Union files suit to prevent sale of Central Grocers

Teamsters Local 703 has filed a lawsuit in federal court to block the sale of Central Grocers, a Joliet-based co-op that supplies area supermarkets. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court of Northern Illinois on April 18, the same week that the company announced the sale of 22 Strack & Van Till stores and the closing of 9 Ultra Foods supermarkets including the Joliet location on Larkin Ave. According to the company’s website, the co-op was founded in 1917 and has grown to be the 7th largest grocery supplier in the U.S.

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Son's death started heroin conversation

Brian Kirk knew that something was wrong when he arrived at his Homer Glenn home back in 2009 and saw his son’s back pack sitting on the kitchen floor.

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Will County board member wants to restrict leaf burning

Will County Board member Tom Weigel wants to make it easier for residents who suffer from asthma and other respiratory ailments to be able to breathe easier during the fall season.

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Shorewood mayor apologizes for use of village gas

Shorewood Mayor Rick Chapman apologized to the village board on Tuesday night for what some perceived as improper use of village gasoline.

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Will County board swears in new member

Militello was appointed by members of the Will County Republican Central Committee to serve out the remainder of former District 6 representative Ragan Freitag’s term.

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Joliet approves loans for water, sewer and road upgrades

Joliet this week approved a resolution accepting a series of Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) loans for water and sewer system upgrades. The city will borrow up to $132 million for water pollution control upgrades and up to $36 million for water supply upgrades according to a city memo. Work to be completed includes: . Water main rehab for the downtown area (phase 1); Glenwood and Forest Park (phase 1) and Terry Dr./Marycrest Dr. (phase 2) water main replacement at a cost of $7.6 million to be paid back over 20 years at 1.64% . Improvements to the Aux Sable and Westside waste water treatment plants for phosphorous removal at a cost of $19.3 million to be paid back over 20 years at 1.75%. . A sewer rehab project for $6.8 million . Wet weather treatment facility (phase 3) upgrades for $38.3 million.

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Joliet approves loans for water, sewer and road upgrades

Joliet will move ahead with upgrades to its water, sewers and roads following approval by the city council this week.

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Joliet approves liquor license changes for Rialto, new music venue

The city approved changes to its liquor license ordinance that will bring two of its biggest venues in to compliance.

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Joliet approves contract for city manager search firm

The City of Joliet will hire the same firm it used in 2013 to find a replacement for their outgoing city manager.

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Houbolt Road bridge and interchange project moving forward

Joliet approved this week preliminary engineering for road improvements along I-80 that will lead to a new Houbolt Road bridge in Will County.

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