2023 Governor's Hometown Award Finalist – Plainfield Emergency Management Agency (PEMA)

Plainfield Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) was nominated for The Governor's Hometown Award by Commander Zach Zigterman in the project category of "Disaster Services/Public... — Updated 8/27/2023 Full story

2023 Governor's Hometown Award Finalist – Plant the Gem

Plant the Gem was nominated for The Governor's Hometown Award by Stephanie Wright in the project category of "Environmental Stewardship." They were chosen as one (1) of four (4)... — Updated 8/27/2023 Full story

2023 Governor's Hometown Award Finalist – Community Risk Reduction (CRR)

Community Risk Reduction (CRR) was nominated for The Governor's Hometown Award by Kristi McNichol in the project category of "Violence Prevention, Intervention, or Interruption."... — Updated 8/27/2023 Full story


2023 Governor's Hometown Award Winner – Village of Pleasant Hill (Summer Food Program)

The winner of The Governor's Hometown Award was chosen by a panel of six (6) judges who were given 45-minute presentations by each of the finalists. After much consideration by the... — Updated 8/27/2023 Full story

LCC Kare 9 Military Ministry Nigel brings calming influence to St. Coletta's of Illinois Visits students at Kennedy School

Tinley Park, IL – Kennedy School welcomed a special guest recently – Kare 9 Nigel, an 80-pound comfort dog from Lutheran Church Charities (LCC). "Sit down and give him some... — Updated 8/27/2023 Full story

Fountaindale Library Seeking Trustee

Fountaindale Public Library District is seeking residents interested in filling the remainder of a term on the Board of Trustees until the next election in April 2025. The vacancy... — Updated 8/27/2023 Full story

Will County deputy receives FOP award for action that averted potential harm to school children

Will County Sheriff's Deputy David Frederick has received an award from the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) State Lodge for his quick thinking and actions that averted... — Updated 8/14/2023 Full story

Village of Woodridge & Woodridge Public Library Team Up for Woodridge Warhol Food Drive Benefiting the West Suburban Community Pantry

The Village of Woodridge, Woodridge Public Library, and the West Suburban Community Pantry are teaming up to bring a community food drive to the citizens of Woodridge. The food... — Updated 8/14/2023 Full story

Glendale Heights Village President Charged with Disorderly Conduct

August 4, 2023 - DuPage County State's Attorney Bob Berlin and Glendale Heights Chief of Police George Pappas announced today that a DuPage County Grand Jury has indicted the... — Updated 8/7/2023 Full story

Manley's Legislation Creating "Grandparents Raising Grandchildren" Support Program Signed into Law

ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – As part of her efforts to ensure that older adults have the resources they need, state Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, passed legislation creating the... — Updated 8/3/2023 Full story

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 Full story

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 Full story

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 Full story

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 Full story


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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 Full story

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 Full story

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 Full story

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 Full story

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 Full story

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 Full story

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 Full story

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 Full story

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 Full story

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 Full story

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 Full story

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 Full story

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 Full story

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 Full story

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 Full story

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 Full story


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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