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 By Mark Gregory    Sports 

Downers Grove's Burdi makes MLB debut with White Sox

In the sixth inning of a game that saw the Chicago White Sox losing 6-0, Downers Grove native Zack Burdi lived a childhood dream. The former Downers Grove South Mustang, Burdi made... — Updated 9/23/2020 Full story

 By Mark Gregory    News 

Claar officially retires as mayor of Bolingbrook after nearly 34 years

"This is it," Bolingbrook Mayor Roger C. Claar said to the large crowd gathered to see him off at his final board meeting after serving the village for nearly 34 years - 33 years,... — Updated 8/20/2020 Full story

 By Mark Gregory    News

Bolingbrook man calls out MSNBC reporter during live broadcast

It is said that those who live in glass houses, should not throw stones. MSNBC reporter Cal Perry learned that the hard way on Memorial Day when Bolingbrook resident Andy Olson... — Updated 6/17/2020 Full story

 By Mark Gregory    News

Several ask for O'Dekirk's resignation at BLM rally Tuesday

Several protesters called for the resignation of Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk as he attended a Black Lives Matter rally on the corner of Larkin Avenue and Jefferson Street Tuesday. On... — Updated 6/17/2020 Full story

 By Mark Gregory    News

Last minute curfew order upsets protesters

A small group of peaceful protesters were turned away from demonstrating at Crest City Hall Tuesday night. The reason they were given was that Crest Hill Mayor Ray Soliman issued... — Updated 6/2/2020 Full story

 By Mark Gregory    Sports

Joliet native Allie Quigley competes in ESPN H-O-R-S-E competition

On a day when Allie Quigley should have been preparing for the Euro League semifinals, she was instead filming a H-O-R-S-E competition that featured six players from the NBA and... — Updated 5/14/2020 Full story

 By Mark Gregory    News

St. Joe's Park cancels all events for 2020

Each summer, St. Joseph's Park in Joliet hosts events almost every Sunday, where local churches or other organizations host fundraisers. With bands, beer and bingo, the events have... — Updated 5/7/2020 Full story

 By Mark Gregory    News

The show must go on: Local comics take fundraiser digital

Saturday night, Chicago Street Bar and Grill in Joliet was supposed to be packed with laughter spilling out of the bar and money pouring in for the family of Owen Buell. The... — Updated 4/16/2020 Full story

 By Mark Gregory    News

JCA faculty salutes seniors during COVID-19 lockdown

When the word came down to students at Joliet Catholic Academy that Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker had closed all schools – public and private – because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it... — Updated 4/16/2020 Full story

 By Mark Gregory    News

Joliet continues NorthPoint vote to Tuesday

After 3.5 hours of discussion from members of the Joliet City Council, directors of NorthPoint and the beginning of public comment, the council unanimously to suspend the public hea... — Updated 4/16/2020 Full story

 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 Full story

 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 Full story

 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 Full story

 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 Full story

 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 Full story

 By Mark Gregory    News 

Niles Police Sgt. Joseph Lazo hospitalized after crash in Texas

The Niles Police Department was devastated last week when three men affiliated with the department were struck when an alleged drunk driver going in the opposite direction swerved... — Updated 8/11/2020 Full story

 By Mark Gregory    Sports 

Bolingbrook's Borland tweets letter from Ohio State athletes as rebuttal to #BigTenUnited

Ohio State University captain and Bolingbrook graduate Tuf Borland Tweeted a letter Aug. 7 attributed to the the one put out by a group called #BIGTENUNITED just one day earlier. In the original statement, #BIGTENUNITED wrote,... — Updated 8/11/2020

 By Mark Gregory    News 

Minooka holds in-person graduation

In a ceremony that lasted the whole weekend and was forced by weather to take place in two different places, the seniors from Minooka High School graduated July 11-12. The students... — Updated 7/23/2020 Full story


HEAR THE BEARD: My ideas for rebranding Crest Hill

Roughly a year ago, the city of Crest Hill did a survey in which it polled its residents on a direction looking for a direction for rebranding the city. I understand I am a little... — Updated 6/18/2020 Full story

 By Mark Gregory    News

Reopen Illinois rally held in Shorewood

"I will see you in church," said Scott Greene as he sent supporters to their cars just before the skies opened with storms to close out the Reopen Illinois rally he organized on the... — Updated 5/23/2020 Full story

 By Mark Gregory    News

Joliet Junior College to hold fall classes online

On the day that Joliet Junior College would have held its spring commencement, president Dr. Judy Mitchell instead announced Friday at a press conference held with the city of... — Updated 5/18/2020 Full story

 By Mark Gregory    Sports

After holding out hope, IHSA cancels spring state championships

“The one constant through all the years, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again.... — Updated 5/14/2020 Full story

 By Mark Gregory    News

Plainfield East administrators pen letters to 540 seniors

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker officially cancelled the school year earlier this week, meaning the senior class of high schools all across the state will never again walk the halls of... — Updated 4/25/2020 Full story

 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 Full story

 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 Full story


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