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Masks mandated at schools, day cares, long-term care facilities

Masks will be required at all Illinois long-term care facilities, day cares and Pre-K-12 schools, Gov. JB Pritzker announced Wednesday amid a nationwide surge of COVID-19. "Every... — Updated 8/4/2021

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D. 202 will cut ribbon for Wallin Oaks Elementary Aug 3

District 202 will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for its 18th elementary school, Wallin Oaks, on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the school at 15410 S.... — Updated 7/27/2021

Pritzker signs law repealing criminal penalties for HIV transmission

Gov. JB Pritzker signed a bill into law Tuesday that repeals criminal penalties for people who transmit HIV to others. House Bill 1063, by Rep. Carol Ammons, D-Urbana, and Sen. Robert Peters, D-Chicago, deletes language adopted... — Updated 7/27/2021

Entries for '[email protected]: Women Creating a Just Environment and World' due by Aug. 13

Professional artists who self-identify as women are invited to submit entries in all media to Oakton Community College for the virtual exhibition “[email protected]: Women Creating a Just Environment and World” by Friday, Aug. 13.... — Updated 7/27/2021

Joliet District 86 returning to school on Aug. 16

More than 10,000 Joliet Public Schools District 86 students return to school full time on August 18, 2021. Open Houses for students and families are scheduled for August 16 or August 17 depending on the school. Times and details... — Updated 7/27/2021

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Plainfield East HS graduate wins National Merit Scholarship

Plainfield East High School graduate Jeffrey Tilkin (Class of 2021) has won a 2021 National Merit College-Sponsored Scholarship. Tilkin is one of more than 4,100 students... — Updated 7/13/2021

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DuPage County Health Department announces Pool Safely Day on July 15 to promote water safety

On Thursday, July 15, the DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) and more than 30 Illinois agencies and organizations will participate in the first annual Pool Safely Day to raise... — Updated 7/13/2021

Unemployment deficit threatens to 'cripple' businesses, claimants

Since economic shutdowns began and COVID-19 death counts started to rise in March 2020, national unemployment rates have hovered at historically high numbers, stressing state unemployment systems left dealing with an... — Updated 7/13/2021

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Levaris gets a worthy birthday salute

Gus Levaris got the surprise of a lifetime on Independence Day weekend, thanks in large part to former student Bill Otis. Levaris celebrated his 90th birthday on July 3 and just as... — Updated 7/13/2021

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Students tell stories of learning in a pandemic

For more than a year, students have been forced to learn in a way unlike any time in history. From learning strictly online to partial days with masks and social distancing to... — Updated 7/27/2021

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East's Louck tabbed as Player of the Year

For some high school sophomores, just making the varsity team is the highlight of the season. For Plainfield East’s Brady Louck, he did more than just make the team, he made... — Updated 7/27/2021

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Going for Gold: Niles West's Loyd is an Olympian

In 2015, Niles West graduate Jewell Loyd decided to leave the University of Notre Dame after her junior season and enter the WNBA draft . Not only did Loyd become the No. 1 overall... — Updated 7/13/2021

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Bengals shock Class 4A; hold off Lake Park for state baseball championship

When history looks back at the 2021 Plainfield East varsity baseball team, the only word that will be used to describe the improbable run to a state championship is 'Amazing.' A... — Updated 7/13/2021

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JCA soccer not angel-like as it buries St. Ignatius in Class 2A Semifinal

There is one thing that the 2021 Joliet Catholic Academy Angels varsity soccer team likes to do more than anything and that is scoring goals. Entering Friday's IHSA Class 2A State... — Updated 7/13/2021

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Indians enter playoffs with below .500 record, exit as one of four medalists

When the IHSA Class 4A postseason started, the Minooka girls softball team entered with a record of 11-13 and coming off a fourth-place finish in the SPC West. With a regular... — Updated 7/13/2021

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Angels hit the ball hard, but come up short in state final tilt

Wrigley – it is a name people know as the name of a baseball stadium on Chicago's north side or as the chewing gum company from where the stadium earned its name. Add to that... — Updated 7/27/2021

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JCA wins semifinal 5-0, advances to IHSA Class 2A state finals

In a dominating 5-0 performance over Unity High School from Tolono, Joliet Catholic Academy punched its ticket to the IHSA Class 2A finals to be held at Louisville Slugger complex... — Updated 7/27/2021

JCA girls soccer; host of track locals advance

The Joliet Catholic Academy girls soccer team continued to advance through the IHSA Class 2A playoffs with a 4-1 win over Peoria Notre Dame in the Class 2A Mendota Supersectional match Monday. The Angels(15-1-1) got a pair of... — Updated 6/15/2021

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Louck pitches, hits Plainfield East past top-seeded Brother Rice and into the Class 4A final four

Plainfield East super-sophomore left-hander, Brady Louck is a man of very few words. The 16-year old Louck lets his powerful left arm and his powerful bat at the plate do his... — Updated 7/27/2021

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Minooka, JCA headed to Peoria

In the sectional semifinal, the Minooka softball team showed its ability to use a big inning for a come-from-behind win. In the Illinois State University Supersectioal Monday, the... — Updated 7/27/2021

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