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Holiday food basket sign-up starts September 8, 2020.

The Will County Center for Community Concerns will be providing Holiday Food Baskets for 125 income eligible families with children 16 years of age and under. If you are NOT receiving a basket from another agency you are welcome... — Updated 9/8/2020 Full story

 
 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 8/20/2020 Full story

 
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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

 
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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 Full story

 
 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 Full story

 
 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 Full story

 

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 Full story

 

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 Full story

 

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 Full story

 
 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 Full story

 
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Retired administrator Tony Manville earns awards

It is one thing to work with someone that most people respect, admire and appreciate. It is quite another to work with a unicorn. Tony Manville, who retired in June 2020 after 32... — Updated 9/8/2020 Full story

 
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Lockport Park District announces events

Private Swim Lessons at Challenge Fitness Enroll today for one-on-one private swim lessons at Challenge Fitness! All ages and abilities accepted. These 5 lessons are 30 minutes long and can be scheduled any day of the year when... — Updated 9/8/2020 Full story

 
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Bertino-Tarrant reminds people of driver's license extensions

To keep people from crowding at local secretary of state’s offices, State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) is reminding people of the many extensions offered by the office, as well as what services can be completed... — Updated 9/8/2020 Full story

 
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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 Full story

 
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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

 
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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 Full story

 
 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 Full story

 
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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 Full story

 

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 Full story

 

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 Full story

 
 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 Full story

 

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 Full story

 

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 Full story

 

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 Full story

 

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