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 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

 

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

 
 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Public's help requested in locating a missing Cook County teenage girl

Monica Elias, 15, was reported missing by her family on Monday night after she did not return to her unincorporated Glenview home. Monica is Hispanic, 4-feet, 11-inches tall and... — Updated 4/21/2020

 

More than 80 residents and staff at the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center to be tested this week

To protect the health of residents and staff at the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, healthcare professionals will test more than 80 residents in the facility’s general population this... — Updated 4/21/2020

 
 By REBECCA ANZEL    News

Illinois to loosen election rules for independents, third-party candidates

Illinois ballot eligibility requirements will be loosened for third-party candidates affected this election cycle by state efforts to combat the novel coronavirus pandemic. In a lawsuit filed April 2, the state’s Libertarian and... — Updated 4/21/2020

 
 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

 

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

 

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 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

 
 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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 
 By REBECCA ANZEL    News

Schools to remain closed for academic year as Pritzker says virus not yet at peak

Following the lead of nearby states, Gov. JB Pritzker on Friday announced Illinois' public and private schools will remain shuttered for the rest of the school year. The... — Updated 5/14/2020

 
 By Jerry Nowicki    News

Pritzker: Changes to stay-at-home order coming, but 'normal' a long way away

Changes are coming to the stay-at-home order, Gov. JB Pritzker said again at his daily COVID-19 briefing Tuesday in Chicago, but it is unclear what they are and when they will happe... — Updated 5/14/2020

 

New lane configuration on I-55 at Weber Road work zone beginning April 22

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that as part of the ongoing reconstruction of the Weber Road interchange, Interstate 55 traffic will be shifted to the right,... — Updated 5/14/2020

 

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