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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
The Joliet City Council this week approved two projects that will bring public improvements to the city.
The Justice for Sema’j Action Team will host a “Day of Play” on Saturday, April 28 at Oak Valley Park in Joliet.
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.
The City of Joliet has repealed an agreement that would have brought a mixed use development to the former Stadium Club building downtown.
The installation of new artificial turf and other upgrades at Slammer’s Stadium, Joliet’s minor league baseball park, is about 95% complete.
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.
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.
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.
This week, the Joliet Fire Department welcomed eight new hires to the city including its first female officer
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.
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.
An automotive customization business made another appeal to the Joliet City Council this week to open in a new location on W. Jefferson Street.
The Joliet City Council got a first look at the public space it plans to create with the re-opening of Chicago Street.
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.
Will County will host a joint meeting between its public safety and judicial committees on April 3 where officials will discuss possible school safety improvements in the wake of the Parkland, Florida school shootings last month.
For candidates running for office in the March 20 primary, two parades on two successive weekends presented golden opportunities to meet potential voters.
Shorewood's first micro-brewery finally opened and record crowds turned out to taste their first offerings.
Plainfield Central students and faculty walked out of their classrooms on March 14 to mark the one-month anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 students and faculty dead in Parkland, Florida.
Joliet is staying ahead of the curve with a plan to update 1% of their water and sewer infrastructure each year
This week, the Joliet City Council approved a plan to revamp an existing TIF district and create a new one.
Larry Ivory, the CEO of the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce told Joliet’s city council this week that it needs to do more to ensure more minorities participate in local work projects.
Jonathon Rutkoski has been named officer of the year by the Exchange Club of Joliet.
Crews began the demolition of the former Silver Cross Hospital site in Joliet last week, the first step toward redeveloping the 35-acre campus
A group called the Black Contractors of Will County protested outside of the Will County Courthouse on Tuesday to draw attention to the lack of minority contractors working on the new courthouse site.
A year after establishing its own animal control office, the City of Joliet has a better process in place for addressing pet-related safety concerns for residents.
The city of Joliet will have to lock in a long-range plan for the Evergreen Terrace housing complex by early fall.
With early voting started this week, what impact will it have on one candidate who is working to recover the trust of some voters?
Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk proposed taking a more active role in dispelling rumors that the city has any back room deal struck with the developer of a massive warehouse project in Elwood.
Despite there being another month to go before the March 20 primary election, voters in Will County can now start casting their ballots.
This week, the City of Joliet held the first of two public meetings before the city council is expected to approve a plan for a revamp of an existing TIF district and the creation of another.
The Boys & Girls Club of Joliet has become the latest site in Joliet with a new micro-pantry.
Bob and Ruth Koppen of Shorewood will celebrate Valentine's Day this year at the Timbers retirement community. The couple, from Joliet, have been married for over 67 years and have relied on their faith and finding room for forgiveness to provide a foundation for their lives together.
Joliet's renaissance will continue in 2018 according to the city's mayor Bob O'Dekirk who gave his state of the city address this week at the JJC Renaissance Center.
Waiting on the temporary wooden platforms and walking over the tracks to get on a train will be a thing of the past come Monday in Joliet.
City officials are grappling with the best way to reduce overtime costs at its 10 fire stations.
The Joliet Area Historical Museum will celebrate Black History month in February with a three-part film series titled “Black History Thru Film.”
Joliet’s city council this week approved a sublease for part of the old Collins Street prison.
A former City Council member who served for over 30 years will be honored with a portion of a street renamed for him.
When it’s complete in January 2019, the Plainfield Park District’s new community recreation center at Bott Park will be a much needed amenity for the communities it serves.
On the USDA website, a map of the United States shows the places where lack of access to grocery stores is a problem. That includes big swaths of the City of Joliet.
The City of Joliet will decide whether to approve its first 3rd party tenant for the former Collins Street Prison at its February 6 city council meeting.
On the route he drives through Joliet, bus driver Greg Sylvester noticed something recently that could pose a hazard to local commuters.
Ana Campa Castillo will attend tonight's State of the Union address in Washington as the guest of Congressman Bill Foster.
The landmark Joliet restaurant Chicken-N-Spice is branching out with plans to open a new location in Shorewood.