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 By PETER HANCOCK    News 

Another 39K file jobless claims in Illinois

The state of Illinois saw slight decreases in the number of people filing first-time unemployment claims as well as the number of people receiving continuing benefits during the week that ended July 4. But those gains were more... — Updated 7/10/2020

 
 By REBECCA ANZEL    News 

Group says local governments' hands tied in COVID-19 economic response

Local government officials in Illinois have their hands “tied behind their back” when responding to COVID-19-related economic struggles, three community and business advocacy groups argued Thursday. “Burdensome,... — Updated 7/10/2020

 
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Retired Frankfort carpenter nails perfect shot in Forest Preserve photo contest

A pond teeming with wildlife on a beautiful summer morning proved to be a winning combination for Jon Flodstrom of Frankfort, who won June's portion of the Forest Preserve District... — Updated 7/10/2020

 
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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

 
 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

 
 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

 
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Romeoville acquires 60 acres for dog park, open space

The Village of Romeoville has purchased 30 acres of land and is leasing an additional 30 acres across from the post office along 135th Street. The property will be used as open... — Updated 6/17/2020

 
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VVSD briefs

VVSD Early Childhood Center Renamed to Honor Dr. James A. Mitchem, Jr. The Valley View Community Unit School District 365U Board of Education approved the renaming of the Valley... — Updated 6/17/2020

 
 By Jerry Nowicki    News 

COVID-19 UPDATE: AG Raoul tests positive; hospital bed use continues to decline

Attorney General Kwame Raoul has tested positive for COVID-19, his office announced in a news release Tuesday, and the governor plans to get retested as well. "After experiencing mi... — Updated 6/17/2020

 
 By PETER HANCOCK    News 

New rules for firearms dealers finally approved

SPRINGFIELD - New permanent regulations that govern licensed firearms dealers in Illinois have finally been approved 18 months after Gov. JB Pritzker signed the bill into law. The... — Updated 6/17/2020

 
 By REBECCA ANZEL    News 

Illinois GOP sues for same social gathering exclusion as churches, protests

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Republican Party wants to be excluded from the state's social gathering restrictions, as it alleged in a federal lawsuit that churches and political... — Updated 6/17/2020

 
 By Jerry Nowicki    News 

Pritzker signs vote-by-mail expansion

SPRINGFIELD – Anyone who cast a ballot in the last three years or who registered to vote or changed addresses after the March primary will be sent an application to vote by mail... — Updated 6/17/2020

 
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Joliet Catholic Academy Plans to Resume On-Campus Classes for the 2020-2021 School Year this Fall

Joliet Catholic Academy announced its commitment to resume on-campus classes for the 2020-2021 school year beginning this fall in August, while keeping the health and safety of all... — Updated 6/13/2020

 
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Larry Walsh dies at age 72

Lawrence M. “Larry” Walsh lost his battle with cancer and died June 3 at age 72. Walsh battled complications of prostate cancer for more than five years. He was first treated... — Updated 6/4/2020

 
 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

 
 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

 
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Five movie dates set for Romeoville's Route 66 Drive-In Movie Theater

The Village of Romeoville presents the Route 66 Drive-In Movie Theater. Join them for a family-friendly movie in the open space behind the Romeoville Athletic and Event Center (680... — Updated 5/22/2020

 
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Romeoville to host three simultaneous fireworks shows on July 3

The Village will be celebrating Independence Day on July 3 with three fireworks shows. To allow residents to view these from their homes, fireworks will be shot off in three... — Updated 5/22/2020

 
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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

 
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The hunt is on – seven locations taking part in the "Beer Hunt"

Let the games begin. Seven of our local breweries and bottle shop want you to sign up to be a part of their Suburban Beer Hunt happening now. Skeleton Key Brewery (Woodridge) along... — Updated 5/22/2020

 
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Starved Rock State Park plans for their re-opening

Don't pack away your hiking gear just yet. Starved Rock State Park is looking to re-open their gates to the public at the start of June. Illinois' most popular state park is... — Updated 5/22/2020

 
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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

 
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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

 
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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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