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Joliet storm update

Waste Management/Private Property Debris Pick Up Guidelines Waste Management is experiencing some delays in service due to blocked roads from damaged trees as well as downed power lines. Please remain patient. The City will... — Updated 8/11/2020

 
 By Jerry Nowicki    News 

COVID-19 Update: Positivity rate stays at 4.1 percent, state reports 20 more deaths

The state on Tuesday announced another 20 COVID-19-related deaths and 1,549 new confirmed cases of the virus. That brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Illinois to 7,657 out of 196,948 confirmed cases since the... — Updated 8/11/2020

 
 By RAYMON TRONCOSO    News 

Pledge of cooperation eases fears after state, federal leaders clash

More than 200 federal agents will head to Chicago this week as state and local officials take a more measured tone of acceptance after railing against a potential federal surge earl... — Updated 8/11/2020

 
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District 202 proposal to start year with remote learning fails

A proposal for Plainfield District 202 students to start the 2020-21 school year with remote learning failed by a 3-3 vote at Monday's regular Board of Education meeting. The... — Updated 7/30/2020

 
 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 7/29/2020

 
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Romeoville's National Weather Service office protects all of Chicagoland

Nestled between the campus of Lewis University and the Lewis University Airport is a giant white dome that looks somewhat like a soccer ball. This dome houses a doppler radar,... — Updated 8/11/2020

 
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Local STEM company continues giving through local partnerships

This month, After the Peanut was able to donate more than 250 pencil pouches loaded with school supplies to Fairmont School District 89 because of their partnership with Illinicare... — Updated 8/11/2020

 
 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

 
 By PETER HANCOCK    News 

State regulators grill ComEd execs over fraud admission

Top executives of utility giant Commonwealth Edison faced tough questions from state regulators Wednesday as they publicly apologized for the lobbying scandal that is forcing the... — Updated 8/11/2020

 
 By Jerry Nowicki    News 

Pritzker 'watching numbers very, very closely,' but vague on potential to roll back reopening

Gov. JB Pritzker on Tuesday gave only vague answers to reporters' questions about potential future restrictions Illinois might put in place to contain the spread of the novel... — Updated 7/30/2020

 
 By PETER HANCOCK    News 

GOP lawmakers' call for ComEd hearings rebuffed

The chairwoman of the Illinois House Energy and Environment Committee said this week she will not hold hearings to examine what impact Commonwealth Edison's lobbying and bribery pra... — Updated 7/30/2020

 
 By Jerry Nowicki    News 

Sheriffs' Association says Pritzker prisoner transfer order ineffective

While Gov. JB Pritzker issued a new executive order this week allowing for transfers into state prisons at the discretion of the Illinois Department of Corrections director, an... — Updated 7/30/2020

 
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Census Representatives will begin visiting Plainfield households next week

The U.S. Census Bureau announced that it will begin following up with Plainfield households that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census next week. When visiting homes, census workers will ask basic questions including how many... — Updated 7/23/2020

 
 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

 
 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

 
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Romeoville to hold essential workers parade

The Village of Romeoville will hold an essential workers parade on Saturday, July 18. The staging ground will be at White Oak Library. Things will kick off at 1:00 p.m. and follow the route indicated on the map below, ending at... — Updated 7/20/2020

 
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DuPage County Awards $1 Million to Local Nonprofits

The DuPage County Board awarded a total of $1 million to 56 local nonprofits today through the DuPage County Human Services Grant Fund. The County Board created this fund to partner with local agencies that directly serve the... — Updated 7/14/2020

 
 By REBECCA ANZEL    News 

As general election approaches, House GOP again demands ethics reform legislation

With fewer than four months remaining until the general election, House Republicans said Tuesday they want to remind Illinoisans of Democratic lawmakers’ “failure” to address corruption in the General Assembly. It has been... — Updated 7/14/2020

 

Mental Health Awareness concerning Coronavirus pandemic must look long term

While Mental Health Awareness Month has been historically observed throughout the month of May, the Coronavirus pandemic is bringing about questions of whether 2020 should be... — Updated 6/18/2020

 
 By Jerry Nowicki    News

Senate GOP: Stay in session until we have bipartisan reopening plan

On just the third day of legislative session since March 5, Senate Republicans called a socially distanced outdoor news conference Friday morning to argue for a more collaborative... — Updated 6/17/2020

 

DuPage County Health Department reminds residents to pool safely this summer

Memorial Day weekend is here. Normally, this is the time of year when community and municipal pools open, however, COVID-19 restrictions are still in place which means a later than... — Updated 5/22/2020

 

Quarantine concerts at the Rialto Square Theater

The sounds of the historic pipe organ have been coming from the Rialto Square Theatre for years, and you can enjoy them live on Facebook for the next three Fridays at 12 p.m. Tune... — Updated 5/22/2020

 

Joliet Area Historical Museum to reopen Old Joliet Prison for tours on Monday, June 1

In anticipation of updated public health guidelines via the Governor's Restore Illinois Program, the Joliet Area Historical Museum will reopen the Old Joliet Prison Historic Site... — Updated 5/22/2020

 

32 District 99 students earn National German Exam Recognition

District 99 students took the optional National German Exam in late 2019 and earned recognition for their performance. Fifteen students from North High and 17 students from South... — Updated 5/22/2020

 

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