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 By Mark Gregory    News 

Joliet prepared if COVID-19 rise continues

Following an extension of the shelter in place order by Gov. J.B. Pritzker until April 30, Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk held a briefing in which he assured residents that, "The city of... — Updated 4/3/2020

 
 By Mark Gregory    News

Mistwood and McWethy's employees step up to help each other

Mistwood Golf Club and McWethy's Tavern are a family run business, but just how large that family is has been illustrated in the last couple of weeks after Illinois Governor JB... — Updated 3/27/2020

 
 By Mark Gregory    News

Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk lays out information, plans for the city to deal with COVID-19

Joliet mayor Bob O'Dekirk held a press conference Thursday to offer information to the community about the COVID-19 pandemic. O'Dekirk announced that city hall will be closed to... — Updated 3/23/2020

 
 By Mark Gregory    News

SOCIAL UNDISTANCING: Chicago native helping kids through uncertain times

With boredom really close to setting in for all Americans right now, young children will be the first to have a meltdown – not understanding why they have stay inside, can't go... — Updated 3/23/2020

 
 By Mark Gregory    News

Joliet has one of state's two COVID-19 testing facilities for those on the front lines

Just after it opened this morning at 10 a.m., a day after Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker issued an Executive Order requiring all residents to stay in their homes to prevent the... — Updated 3/22/2020

 
 By Mark Gregory    News

A letter from the editor on coronavirus

In this uncertain time, as we face the COVID-19 pandemic as a nation and as a community, we at Enterprise Newspapers are determined to keep you up to date with the latest information on the outbreak. However, as our drop locations... — Updated 3/18/2020

 
 By Mark Gregory    News

Tap House Plainfield offering brown bag lunches for children

March 16 marks the nine-year anniversary of Tap House in Plainfield and the bar and grill at 24402 W Lockport St. in Plainfield is celebrating by helping the community through the... — Updated 3/15/2020

 
 By Mark Gregory    News

Will County a target for 'We Count 2020' campaign

In the next few weeks, households across the United States, in Washington D.C and in the five U.S. territories will begin to receive official Census Bureau mail with detailed... — Updated 3/15/2020

 
 By Mark Gregory    News

Plainfield gets second railroad quiet zone designation

When residents and visitors are sitting outside a bar or restaurant on Lockport Street in downtown Plainfield, walking along the riverfront or taking in a band, they will hear... — Updated 3/15/2020

 
 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Plainfield duo were part of Montini's trophy-winning team

Making its 14th trip to the IHSA state girls basketball finals is nothing new to Montini Catholic. The Lombard-based school made its 14th consecutive trip to the finals this season,... — Updated 3/15/2020

 
 By Mark Gregory    Sports

JCA's Emma Jay competes for Queen of the Hill

The Joliet Catholic Academy girls basketball team was just two games away from advancing to the IHSA state finals two weeks ago. Despite a 40-36 loss to Seneca in the championship g... — Updated 3/11/2020

 
 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Montini Catholic places third in Class 3A

Every season, counting the third-place and championship games in all four classes, there are only eight teams in the state that end the season with a win. For 10 of the last 13... — Updated 3/11/2020

 
 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Bolingrook rallies past Lake Park, places third in Class 4A

After falling in the IHSA Class 4A state semifinal March 6, Bolingbrook needed a half of basketball to shake off the disappointment and rally from behind for a 63-57 win over Lake... — Updated 3/7/2020

 
 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Bolingbrook falls in semifinal, will play Lake Park for third place

For the first time since 2011, the Bolingbrook girls basketball program will bring home a state trophy, unfortunately it will not be the one the Raiders wanted. With a 68-57 loss... — Updated 3/7/2020

 
 By Mark Gregory    News

Annual Plainfield Irish parade steps off March 15

For the 18th-straight year, downtown Plainfield will be covered in emerald green spectators as the village hosts its annual Irish Parade. This year’s events will step off at 1... — Updated 3/5/2020

 
 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Plainfield South girls basketball program on the right track

Heading into the IHSA Class 4A Metea Valley Regional final against Bolingbrook, Plainfield South already had achieved more in one season than any other team in program history. The... — Updated 3/5/2020

 
 By Mark Gregory    News

Plainfield Central student celebrates 10 years cancer free with blood drive at Rialto

On May 16, like hundreds of other Plainfield Central students, 18-year-old Taylor Babec will walk across the stage and get her diploma. However, unlike her classmates she will be... — Updated 3/5/2020

 
 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Bolingbrook rallies late, punches its ticket to state finals with win over Young

With just shy of five minutes to play in the IHSA Class 4A Lewis University Super-Sectional, Bolingbrook found itself chasing a near double-digit deficit in a game it had trailed... — Updated 3/3/2020

 
 By Mark Gregory    Sports

JCA wins Class 2A regional title in overtime

When Joliet Catholic Academy last won an IHSA boys basketball regional championship in 2013-14, it did so as a No. 4 seed and advanced all the way to the sectional championship... — Updated 2/29/2020

 
 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Bolingbrook defeats No.1 Benet Academy; will face Whitney Young in Super-Sectional

It has been eight years since Bolingbrook girls basketball has advanced to the IHSA state finals and had a chance at winning the program’s fifth state championship. This year’s... — Updated 2/28/2020

 
 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Notre Dame held off by Benet defense, looking to learn and move into playoffs a stronger team

For the Benet Academy boys basketball game, Valentine's Day was all about winning. Prior to player introductions, Redwing coach Gene Heidkamp was honored for reaching his 300th... — Updated 2/19/2020

 
 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Benet holds off ND on special night for Heidkamp as they upset Class 3A powerhouse

For the Benet Academy boys basketball game, Valentine's Day was all about winning. Prior to player introductions, Redwing coach Gene Heidkamp was honored for reaching his 300th... — Updated 2/19/2020

 
 By Mark Gregory    News

Boyle tabbed as next president of Notre Dame

Shay Boyle has spent his entire educational life in Catholic schools and beginning in July, he will have the opportunity to lead young men through their own Catholic school life.... — Updated 2/12/2020

 
 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Benet Academy has two players in the school's 1,000-point club on this season's team

Benet coach Joe Kilbride quickly pointed out the correlation. Kilbride certainly hopes for a repeat ending. Senior forward Kendall Holmes joined an exclusive company in program... — Updated 2/12/2020

 
 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Armond Frazier coaching freshman daughter Aaliyah on Plainfield Central girls varsity basketball team

Plainfield Central girls basketball coach Armond Frazier is admittedly normally not an overly sensitive guy. January 27 was one of those days where he was. That day, a California... — Updated 2/12/2020

 

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