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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


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 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


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


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

 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


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

 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


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


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

 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


District 202 siblings hand-make face shields for frontline workers

John F. Kennedy Middle School seventh grader Rhea Shah and her sister, Plainfield Ea Roochi Shah, a senior at Plainfield East High School, wanted to make face shields for those... — Updated 4/25/2020


D. 202 teacher makes hundreds of face shields, ear guards for frontline workers

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, Amy Simpson, a District 202 teacher of the visually impaired, and her husband Matt Simpson, searched for ways to help the community. It quickly bec... — Updated 4/25/2020


Forest Preserve District access area parking lots, boat launches to reopen May 1

The Forest Preserve District of Will County will reopen its preserve access area parking lots and boat launches on Friday, May 1, as a result of Gov. J.B. Pritzker modifying his stay-at-home order, which was instituted March 21 to... — Updated 4/25/2020

 By Mark Gregory    News

Plainfield East administrators pen letters to 540 seniors

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker officially cancelled the school year earlier this week, meaning the senior class of high schools all across the state will never again walk the halls of... — Updated 4/25/2020


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


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


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