Joliet District 86 Students to Expand Learning

Fifth-grade students throughout Joliet Public Schools District 86 read the book Thunder Rolling in the Mountains by Scott O'Dell and Elizabeth Hall in their Wit and Wisdom English... — Updated 11/29/2023

Hummingbird Pediatric Therapies Delivers Donations to Almost Home Kids

Woodridge, IL – Ahead of Thanksgiving, the Hummingbird Pediatric Therapies community today delivered brand new toys, diapers, a stroller and other supplies to Almost Home Kids... — Updated 11/25/2023

Coat Donation Takes Sting Out of Winter

Tinley Park, IL – Thanks to a donation of winter coats, subzero temperatures will be a lot easier to tolerate this year for a number of developmentally disabled individuals at... — Updated 11/25/2023

Goodwill Opens First Outlet In Metropolitan Chicago

Romeoville, Ill. – Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago opens first outlet in metropolitan Chicago within Will County, located at 1343... — Updated 11/16/2023

Joliet Public Schools District 86 Recognizes Illinois School Board Members Day

Joliet Public Schools District 86 celebrated Illinois School Board Members Day on November 15, 2023. The day was an opportunity to honor citizens across the state of Illinois who... — Updated 11/16/2023

Joliet Selects New City Manager

Joliet Mayor Terry D'Arcy announced today Beth Beatty has been selected as the new City Manager of Joliet, making her the first woman to serve in this role in the city's history.... — Updated 11/9/2023

Three District 86 Students Win First Place in Joliet Fire Department Poster Contest

Congratulations to Joliet Public Schools District 86 students Jorge Aguilera, Emma Millett-Swan, and Mason Polanco who each received first place honors in the 2023 Joliet Fire... — Updated 11/9/2023


Cook County Clerk's Office Hold Special Purse Collection Drive During Domestic Violence Awareness Month

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, employees of the Cook County Clerk's Office collected more than 150 "LovePurse" donations filled with personal supplies and... — Updated 10/29/2023

Three Boys, Three Years, One Goal

In early August 2021 Jane Addams coaches Adam Thas and Mark Setchell were beginning their 18th season as cross country coaches. "We had no idea what to expect, Covid killed any... — Updated 10/22/2023

Minooka Community High School Teacher Named Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction

Minooka Community High School (MCHS) mathematics teacher Scott Tanaka has been selected as a Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction by the National Society of High School Scholars... — Updated 10/22/2023

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

Hailstorm Brewing's "Flurry of Makers Artisan Market" Returns to Tinley Park

Tinley Park, IL - October 11, 2023 - Locals who love art and handmade items will rejoice to learn of the return of the highly anticipated fall edition of the "Flurry of Makers... — Updated 10/12/2023

Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Route 66 to Host Joliet's Rock & Roll Weekend

It's going to be the most rockin' weekend of the year when the Illinois Rock and Roll Museum on Route 66 hosts their 3rd Annual Hall of Fame Weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday,... — Updated 9/13/2023

Hummingbird Fest lands at Plum Creek Nature Center on Aug. 19

Tiny hummingbirds will be celebrated in a big way during the annual Hummingbird Fest at the Forest Preserve District of Will County's Plum Creek Nature Center. The free, all-ages... — Updated 8/7/2023

Paddle to the music on July 15 at Monee Reservoir's Surf-N-Turf concert

Listen to the music on land – or better yet – from a kayak or canoe during a Surf-N-Turf concert at Monee Reservoir on Saturday, July 15. The band The Stingers will entertain... — Updated 7/8/2023

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 8/27/2023

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 8/3/2023

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


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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