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 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


Jefferson St. Bridge closure beginning May 18

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will be closing the Jefferson Street (eastbound US Route 30) moveable bridge over the Des Plaines River as part of the ongoing moveable bridge centralized control project beginning... — Updated 5/14/2020

 By Jerry Nowicki    News

State saw nearly 73,000 new unemployment claims in final week before gig worker portal went live

The U.S. saw nearly 3 million more unemployment claims the week ending May 9, including another 72,993 in Illinois, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The 2.98 million... — Updated 5/14/2020

 By Ben Orner    News

Pritzker announces new employment resources for job seekers

Gov. JB Pritzker on Thursday announced new resources to help the hundreds of thousands of people unemployed in Illinois, unveiling an online portal that will offer job training and... — Updated 5/14/2020


Bags of Hope increases food services during COVID-19 pandemic

Requests for food from the Bags of Hope program have skyrocketed since the start of the Illinois stay-at-home order due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bags of Hope is a local nonprofit organization that provides food for District 202... — Updated 5/14/2020

 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

 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

 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


Free concert to unite Plainfield during pandemic

Local service organizations in the Plainfield area are joining forces for an online concert to be broadcast on Saturday, April 25 at 4 p.m. The hour long event, titled "Nice to See... — Updated 4/16/2020


JTHS students win top awards at 2020 SPC Literary Festival

Joliet Central and West High School students earned top awards in the Southwest Prairie Conference (SPC) Literary Festival, with ten other schools also submitting their original... — Updated 4/16/2020

 By Jerry Nowicki    News

Coronavirus deaths spike by 125 to 1,072 as state announces testing changes

Gov. JB Pritzker announced changes to the state's guidance as to who can get tested for novel coronavirus disease Thursday and said state labs are ramping up testing efforts.... — Updated 4/16/2020


Troy schools adapt to, excel at virtual education

When the coronavirus began hitting the country, Troy School District 30-C administrators got busy planning for the possibility of closing its seven schools. They knew adapting to... — Updated 4/16/2020


COVID-19 rules unlikely to ease by April's end

Gov. JB Pritzker said Thursday, one month since he issued a state of emergency, it is "unlikely" his stay-at-home order can be lifted safely before April 30 and organizers of large... — Updated 4/16/2020


Joliet Fire Department confirms first COVID-19 case

The City of Joliet has confirmed the first positive COVID-19 case within the Fire Department. The employee's last workday was March 30. On March 31 he began feeling sick, but... — Updated 4/16/2020


Plainfield police respond to stolen vehicle/aggravated discharge of a firearm

Just before 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 7, members of the Plainfield Police Department responded to the area of 127th Street and Naperville-Plainfield Road for a stolen vehicle and... — Updated 4/16/2020


DuPage Children's Museum continues to serve children and families during closure

DuPage Children’s Museum (DCM) values creativity, curiosity, community and collaboration. During the temporary closure, which has been extended through April 30, the DCM team is f... — Updated 4/16/2020

 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


Niles library tower glows for frontline workers

Starting on Wednesday, April 8, the Library Tower will be lit red each night to show appreciation for all of the frontline healthcare workers. The Library includes in their... — Updated 4/9/2020


Oakton student employee leading 3D printed PPE donation project

Oakton student employee and alum Matt Slizys is helping to save lives. Slizys is spearheading a project using 3D printers at the college's Skokie campus to create COVID-19 face... — Updated 4/9/2020

 By Drake Skleba    News

COVID-19 deaths by USA regions, virus originated in Wuhan, Hubei, China

NORTHEAST 10 STATES New York 6,298- 86% of the 6.298 victims, were suffering from hypertension (55%) or diabetes (37%) and other underlining illnesses.. USA TODAY Network April 7 New Jersey 1,504 Massachusetts 433... — Updated 4/9/2020


Second sheriff's deputy tests positive for COVID-19

Will County Sheriff Mike Kelley has announced he second positive COVID-19 case has been confirmed within the sheriff’s office. The male deputy called in sick on March 27 with coronavirus-like symptoms. He self-quarantined at... — Updated 4/8/2020

 By Jerry Nowicki    News

Member of governor's office tests positive for virus

Illinois officials announced on Tuesday the largest single-day increase of novel coronavirus-caused deaths in the state. The 73 new fatalities in 14 counties — Champaign, Christia... — Updated 4/7/2020


Maine Township responds to the Covid-19 crisis

As Maine Township continues to deal with the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic, CDC guidelines are being followed and policies and procedures updated as necessary. While the physical town... — Updated 4/7/2020


Dr. Kristin Tvrdik, Hinsdale Humane Society Medical Director, shares updates regarding pets

On Sunday, April 5, news was released that lions and tigers at the Bronx Zoo started showing respiratory signs, including a cough. The animals had been exposed to a zoo employee... — Updated 4/7/2020

 By Ben Orner    News

Illinois converting convention center into COVID-19 field hospital

As state leaders try to gather as much personal protective equipment (PPE) as possible to distribute to health care workers treating COVID-19 patients, Gov. JB Pritzker says the... — Updated 4/2/2020


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