World War II Airman Returns Home to Illinois After 80 Years

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois – Eighty years ago American service members were engrossed in a great conflict pitting the United States and its Allies against Nazi-controlled Germany and... — Updated 5/23/2023

Sheriff Dart Calls on State to Properly Fund FOID Revocation Enforcement

COOK COUNTY, IL – Drawing attention to a critical public safety issue, Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart called on state lawmakers today to properly fund police efforts to keep... — Updated 5/23/2023

Fountaindale Public Library Launches a Brand-New Look

Bolingbrook, Ill. – Fountaindale Public Library District unveiled a new look on Monday, April 24, to coincide with National Library Week, which runs April 23–29. The rebrand... — Updated 5/1/2023

Romeoville Passes Balanced Budget for FY 23/24

The Village Board has passed a balanced budget for fiscal year 2023. Among the highlights for the coming year are several capital projects and a reduction in the Village's portion... — Updated 5/1/2023

Troy Heritage Trail Students Read to Comfort Dogs

Troy Heritage Trail Elementary School second-graders delighted in reading books to comfort dogs Nigel and Brutus this month. The students took turns reading and petting and hugging... — Updated 4/20/2023


Joliet Voters Approve $99.5 Million Joliet Public Schools District 86 Referendum

JOLIET, April 5, 2023 – The Joliet community unofficially approved Joliet Public Schools District 86's referendum proposition to issue $99.5 million school building bonds to... — Updated 4/6/2023


Providence Catholic Music Students Earn 45 Superior Awards and Three Perfect Scores

Providence Catholic music students earned 45 Superior Awards (1st place medals) and three perfect scores for 18 performances at this year's IHSA Solo and Ensemble Competition in... — Updated 4/6/2023


Providence Catholic Sophomore Wins 2023 August Wilson New Voices Regional Competition

Providence Catholic sophomore Sophia Leverett won the 2023 August Wilson New Voices Regional Competition on Monday, March 27, 2023, held at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. "August... — Updated 3/29/2023


Dirksen Junior High Students Win at State Wrestling Meet

Congratulations to Dirksen Junior High School student athletes Jasper Harper and Kayden Miller who competed and placed at the 42nd annual Illinois Elementary School Association... — Updated 3/16/2023

Bill aims to guarantee youth sentenced to life in prison a chance at parole after 40 years

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers advanced a bill last week that would effectively abolish life sentences for any incarcerated individual who was under the age of 21 when they received their sentence. In January, Gov. JB... — Updated 3/16/2023

Incoming Plainfield North HS Freshman Wins 14U MLB Junior Home Run Derby

Incoming Plainfield North High School freshman Logan Huegel has won the 14U MLB Junior Home Run Derby in Los Angeles. With 14 home runs in the final round - and 29 total - Huegel... — Updated 8/31/2022

Father and Son Coach Teams to Near Perfect Season

The Marshall name has been a constant in the local sports scene for more than four decades, as Joe Marshall has coached a Pony Division team in Crest Hill for 43 years and he and... — Updated 8/31/2022

Former international basketball player returns to coach at Aux Sable MS

Plainfield – Alex Foster's basketball career has taken him around the world, but he is excited to return home to coach the eighth-grade girls' basketball team where his own... — Updated 8/31/2022

Plainfield South HS male and female wrestlers make history

Plainfield – Plainfield South High School wrestlers senior Lexi Janiak and freshman Keira Enright will make history this weekend when they wrestle in the inaugural Illinois High... — Updated 8/31/2022


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Lockport's Czako has the world at his feet

Living the dream - When it comes to high school sports, Lockport Township's Gabe Czako certainly is. The senior had the experience of a lifetime this fall. He's been an intricate... — Updated 8/31/2022

Joliet Jr. College men win national championship

MILLEDGEVILLE, GA - Collegiate national championships are hard to win, but on Saturday a Joliet Junior College cross country team did it for the second consecutive year at the... — Updated 8/31/2022

Wildcats capture homecoming victory over Plainfield East

While Aaron Larkins, Jr. was the obvious star in Plainfield Central's 17-6 Southwest Prairie Conference East Division victory over Plainfield East on Saturday in the Wildcats'... — Updated 11/14/2021

Niles West's Loyd earns Olympic Gold

With a 90-75 win over Japan, the United States women's Olympic basketball won its seventh consecutive Gold medal. The biggest story of the game was guards Sue Bird and Diana... — Updated 9/13/2021

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 9/13/2021

Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon ARREST

Niles, IL – On 11/17/2022 at approximately 8:48 A.M., NPD officers responded to a report of a man with a gun on Dempster Street in front of Notre Dame College Prep (7655 W.... — Updated 11/26/2022

Downers Grove Man Sentenced to 17 Years for Three Burglaries

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced that yesterday afternoon, Judge John Kinsella sentenced Jay Mendoza, 40 (d.o.b. 3/19/1982) of the 7600 block of Bein Bridge, Downers Grove, to seventeen years in the... — Updated 9/19/2022

Zonta Club of Joliet Host 2023 LUNAFEST March 30

The Zonta Club of the Joliet Area invites the community to attend their LUNAFEST film festival on March 30 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Renaissance Center, 214 N. Ottawa Street in... — Updated 2/20/2023

Josh Gates Coming to Rialto square

Josh Gates will be at Rialto Square Theatre on Saturday, October 21 at 7PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, February 10 at 10AM. Adventurer, television personality, and author Josh... — Updated 2/8/2023

Village of Romeoville Announces Josh Turner to Perform at the Romeoville Toyota Pavilion in June

The Village of Romeoville is excited to announce that multi award-winning and nominated country superstar, Josh Turner, will be performing at the Romeoville Toyota Pavilion at Deer... — Updated 1/21/2023

Comedian Nikki Glaser to play Joliet

In July of 2022, Nikki Glaser headlined her own HBO special, 'Good Clean Filth', which has been nominated for a Critics Choice Award for Best Comedy Special, she has been one of... — Updated 4/20/2023

Morris Theatre Guild's Odd Couple Opens This Weekend

Sometimes a brief "time-out" is just what is needed to escape the political ads and problems of today. Morris Theatre Guild presents such an opportunity with its current production... — Updated 10/17/2022

Reservations still open for this year's Oswego Cemetery Walk, set for Thursday, Oct. 6

Reservations are still being taken for the popular Oswego Cemetery Walk, set for Thursday, Oct. 6, from 5-9 p.m. at the Oswego Township Cemetery, South Main Street, Oswego. This... — Updated 9/28/2022

The Old Joliet Haunted Prison Returns for the 2022 Season

Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group, producers of world-class live events and location-based entertainment experiences, returns with The Old Joliet Haunted Prison for the 2022... — Updated 9/19/2022

Four Rivers doubles the fun Sept. 24 with Pelican Watch and exhibit grand opening

Four Rivers Environmental Education Center in Channahon will host one of the biggest days in its history from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, as it celebrates its annual... — Updated 9/19/2022

llumination: Tree Lights at The Morton Arboretum celebrates 10th year

Dazzling new light displays celebrating the Arboretum's centennial year and a special late night event series will highlight the 10th anniversary of Illumination: Tree Lights at... — Updated 9/28/2022

Get moving this fall with the Healthy Driven Take a Hike! Challenge

This fall, Edward-Elmhurst Health is joining a group of local organizations to invite community residents to get outside and stay healthy with the Third Annual Healthy Driven Take a Hike! Challenge. As participants discovered... — Updated 9/19/2022


Helen K. Farnham of Massillon, Ohio, passed away peacefully December 14, 2021. Helen was born in 1922 to Grant and Lena [Clow] King in Joliet, Illinois and grew up on a farm in... — Updated 6/7/2022

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