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Morton Grove Sustainability Expo & Recycling Fest

Saturday, Sept 9, 2023 10:00am - 1:00pm The Expo aims to foster awareness, knowledge, and action toward a more sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle. Whether you are a business owner, an environmental enthusiast, or simply... — Updated 8/27/2023 Full story


16-Year Old Local Boxer Honored by City of Joliet

Joseph Awinongya Jr., better known as JoJo, was honored in a proclamation ceremony on July 18 at Joliet City Hall to celebrate his extraordinary achievements. JoJo, a boxer at just... — Updated 7/27/2023 Full story


Pritzker Signs Reproductive Rights Expansion

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker signed a bill into law Friday expanding access to abortion and other reproductive health care services. House Bill 4664, passed Tuesday during the G... — Updated 1/21/2023 Full story


Oakton to offer free cannabis training

Budding entrepreneurs interested in pursuing careers in the emerging cannabis industry can enroll in one of Oakton Community College's cutting-edge cannabis training programs this... — Updated 6/3/2022 Full story

 By Jerry Nowicki    News

Marijuana sales create $52 million in state revenue in first six months

Since January, Illinois residents and visitors have spent nearly $240 million on legalized recreational marijuana, producing $52 million in state revenue, according to a news... — Updated 7/23/2020 Full story


PSHS Sophomore serves on Youth Advocacy Board

The Plainfield South High School sophomore started in the program when she was in first grade at Holy Family Catholic School and completed D.A.R.E. 2.0 in seventh grade. Now,... — Updated 2/5/2020 Full story

 By Brian Stanley    News

Man overdoses while being arrested

A Joliet man died Jan. 29 after reportedly swallowing a fatal amount of narcotics while being arrested. Eric D. Lurry, 37, was taken into custody Jan. 28 near Briggs and Washington... — Updated 2/5/2020 Full story


Joseph Kucharski Pleads Guilty in Crash That Killed 17-Year-Old Beth Dunlap

Joseph Kucharski, 52, with a last known address in Naperville, appeared in Court this morning where he entered a blind plea of guilty to one count of Aggravatwd DUI-Alcohol/Drugs Ca... — Updated 1/10/2020 Full story


State's Attorney clears 1,000 cannabis convictions

Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx filed motions to vacate more than 1,000 low-level cannabis convictions. The State’s Attorney’s Office is providing this relief for Cook County residents in advance of the Cannabis Regul... — Updated 12/18/2019 Full story

 By Brian Stanley    News

Village still mulling over marijuana-based businesses

Shorewood officials sought a second round of public opinion whether the village should permit marijuana-based businesses. But while more than 50 people attended a meeting on the issue last month, only five came to the Dec. 10... — Updated 12/18/2019 Full story

 By Jerry Nowicki    News

Pritzker, stakeholders talk next phases of legalized marijuana rollout

One month before the scheduled rollout of legalized marijuana in Illinois, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a follow-up bill to the initial reform Wednesday and took questions about the... — Updated 12/5/2019 Full story

 By Ryan Ostry    News

Director discusses risks of e-cigs, vaping, marijuana

Jan. 1, 2020 is a big day for the state of Illinois. The use of recreational marijuana becomes legal and some people are thrilled, some aren't One of those people who are not... — Updated 11/27/2019 Full story

 By Jerry Nowicki    News

Insulin price cap now has only one hurdle to clear

The Illinois House voted with an overwhelming majority Wednesday to advance a bill aimed at capping the out-of-pocket cost of prescription insulin for state-regulated health... — Updated 11/15/2019 Full story


Bertino-Tarrant invites seniors to a discussion on prescription affordability and coverage

State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is partnering with the AARP to host a free workshop – Prescription Affordability and Coverage on Thursday, Nov. 7 from 10:30 a.m. to noon a... — Updated 11/4/2019 Full story



DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently was diagnosed with diverticulosis. Are there certain foods I should avoid altogether or specific foods that would benefit my diet? ANSWER: Diverticulosi... — Updated 10/30/2019 Full story



DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently was diagnosed with diverticulosis. Are there certain foods I should avoid altogether or specific foods that would benefit my diet? ANSWER: Diverticulosi... — Updated 10/30/2019 Full story


Defendant sentenced to 7 years for crash that killed 16-Year-Old

Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow announced that 38-year-old Dustin Greiner of Park Forest has been sentenced by Circuit Judge David Carlson to seven years in prison for th... — Updated 10/16/2019 Full story

 By Brian Stanley    News

Man arrested with weapon, drugs

Police say a Joliet man was carrying a loaded gun, open alcohol and vials of crack when he was arrested Oct. 7. At 11:56 p.m. officers reportedly saw a vehicle commit a traffic... — Updated 10/16/2019 Full story


Halloween Safety: Buzzed driving is drunk driving

Each year, millions of children and adults alike celebrate Halloween, a holiday known for its sweet treats and spooky parties. Leave the dangerous driving for the witches on... — Updated 10/16/2019 Full story

 By Brian Stanley    News

Presentation for parents on dangers of drugs and vaping to be held in Plainfield

Parents with concerns about drug use and vaping among teens are invited to learn more at a presentation on Oct. 10. The Plainfield Parent Community Network will present "Vaping,... — Updated 10/9/2019 Full story

 By Brian Stanley    News

Tainted narcotics may have led to Joliet deaths

Police are investigating whether tainted narcotics have led to at least five deaths in Joliet over the last week. On Sept. 22, police and firefighters were called to the 700 block o... — Updated 10/9/2019 Full story

 By Brian Stanley    News

Tensions between Joliet mayor, police heat up

Tensions between the mayor and police officials in Joliet have openly escalated into investigations and accusations of misconduct and political shenanigans. The latest issues stem... — Updated 10/9/2019 Full story


Police Reports Issue Oct.9

Joliet Information on recent arrests is provided by the Joliet Police Department. Persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. Keevin Lipscomb, 36, of the 1500 block of Jones, was arrested Sept.... — Updated 10/7/2019 Full story

 By Brian Stanley    News

Plainfield truck driver arrested in Wilmington

police canine reportedly found a Plainfield truck driver was carrying drugs with a street value of more than a quarter-million dollars. On the afternoon of Sept. 20, a Wilmington... — Updated 10/2/2019 Full story

 By Ryan Ostry    News

Bolingbrook to not participate in legalization of marijuana

While Illinois Governor J.B Pritzker has signed legislation that makes recreational marijuana legal in Illinois, Bolingbrook will not participate in that movement. The bill allowing... — Updated 10/2/2019 Full story


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