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Joliet District 86 board of school inspectors approve new support staff contract

The Joliet Public Schools District 86 Board of School Inspectors approved a new three-year contract Wednesday night for the Joliet #86 School Related Personnel Council, American... — Updated 11/14/2019


Joliet Central High School student wins Manufacturing Day (MFG) Essay Contest

Joliet Central Junior Jose Jimenez was awarded a $100 gift card as the winner of the Manufacturing Day (MFG) essay contest. After attending MFG Day on October 8th at Joliet Junior... — Updated 11/14/2019

 By Ryan Ostry    News 

Rock Bottom Restaurant hosts elected officials chili cook off fundraiser

Although the April election has long passed, officials elected are still competing against each other. Last weekend, several local politicians were featured at Rock Bottom... — Updated 11/14/2019


Rep. McDermed kicks off 3rd annual Holiday Diaper Drive

State Representative Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) is excited to once again continue her holiday campaign to address the difficulty many young moms and families face in affording diaper... — Updated 11/14/2019


Bilingual employees serving the public

Andrea Lynn Chasteen, Will County Circuit Clerk, is happy to announce that three more employees have successfully received their bilingual certificates from the county. "We now... — Updated 11/14/2019

 By Ryan Ostry    News 

Rialto, Police, County Sheriff hosts Active Shooter Readiness Seminar

From 2000-18 there were 277 incidents in the United States involving what the FBI considers active shooters, which is 'one or more individuals actively engaged in killing or... — Updated 11/13/2019


Police seeking applicants for a full-time Executive Assistant position

The Village currently employs 150 individuals and offers a number of excellent benefits: Medical, dental, and vision coverage Competitive salaries Personal, sick, and vacation days Pension plan Executive Assistant – Office of... — Updated 11/13/2019


Police arrest pair of 'Wet Bandits'

Police reportedly stopped a local version of "Wet Bandits" last week. At 11:40 a.m. Nov. 2 officers were sent to the 300 block of North Chicago Street where an apartment building... — Updated 11/13/2019


Workforce Center to offer customer service training on Friday, Nov. 15

The Workforce Center of Will County will partner with Goodwill Workforce Connection Center to offer a special customer service training from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15 at its location in Suite 100, 2400 Glenwood... — Updated 11/13/2019

 By Ryan Ostry    News 

Abraham Lincoln performer to discuss significance of Thanksgiving during presidency

This Thursday, from 11 a.m. until noon, impersonator Kevin Wood will be at the Plainfield Public Library District emulating Abraham Lincoln. The story on how the annual observance... — Updated 11/13/2019


Help the Lions Club feed those in need this holiday season

The Plainfield Lions Club, in one of its many community outreach programs, will once again spend the holidays assisting families in need through its Christmas "Basket" program. The... — Updated 11/13/2019


Plainfield Police Dept. releases Halloween enforcement numbers

Plainfield Police issued 70 seat belt citations and 1 child safety seat citation during the recent Halloween enforcement effort. In addition, 17 citations were issued for illegal use of an electronic communication device. Law... — Updated 11/13/2019


Workforce Center to offer customer service training on Nov. 15

The Workforce Center of Will County will partner with Goodwill Workforce Connection Center to offer a special customer service training from 9:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15 at its location in Suite 100, 2400 Glenwood... — Updated 11/13/2019

 By Brian Stanley    News 

Joliet man arrested for Nov. 2 shooting

A Joliet man was arrested after allegedly shooting a woman in the leg Nov. 2. The shooting occurred at 4:52 p.m. in the 200 block of O'Neill Street. Police said officers arrived to... — Updated 11/13/2019

 By Mark Gregory    News 

Boudouris awarded board seat after recount

On his final meeting as a member of the Valley View School District, James 'JT' Boudouris said the service of the Boudouris family had come to an end after his parents had spent... — Updated 11/13/2019


Shorewood man's deer photo wins October Forest Preserve photo contest

Shorewood resident Frank Rink’s photo of a deer nestled in fall foliage won October’s portion of the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Preserve the Moment photo... — Updated 11/6/2019


Chicago Bears names Joliet West Running Back the Week 9 High School All-Star

The Chicago Bears named Trent Howland, a junior and running back at Joliet West High School, the Chicago Bears "High School All-Star" for week 9. On October 25, 2019, Howland... — Updated 11/6/2019

 By Brian Stanley    News

Lions holiday nut sales underway

The Plainfield Lions are offering holiday nut sales at many area businesses. Starting this week, cashews, chocolate cashews, mixed nuts and chocolate mixed nuts (all $14) and pecans ($17) are on sale around town.  Proceeds will... — Updated 11/6/2019

 By Brian Stanley    News

Shorewood police hiring officers

The Village of Shorewood has begun accepting applications for police officers. Up to 150 applications will be accepted until Dec. 6 at There is a $45 processing f... — Updated 11/6/2019


Plainfield Briefs

Village Green Project Update The drainage work at the intersection of Des Plaines Street and Ottawa Street has been completed and the contractor is currently working on storm sewer installation on Ottawa Street between Des Plaines... — Updated 11/6/2019

 By Ryan Ostry    News

District offers cemetery search and investigation presentation

A cemetery search and investigation might seem too ominous for some, but not for the Plainfield Public Library District. For those who were interested, the opportunity to meet a... — Updated 11/6/2019

 By Brian Stanley    News

Board approves truck terminal

A truck freight terminal has been approved for the former Univar USA property. On Nov. 4, the Plainfield Village Board voted 5-1 to issue a special use permit to TVA Logistics on the 3,143-acre property at 13915 S. Route 30. The... — Updated 11/6/2019


Jane Addams and A. Vito Martinez Middle Schools Named "Exemplary" on 2019 Illinois Report Card

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) released the annual Illinois Report Card, which provides a detailed look at every school’s progress on academics, student success, school culture and climate, and financial... — Updated 11/6/2019

 By Mark Gregory    News

Marine gifted home in Joliet from 'Building Homes for Heroes'

Within five years, Marine Corps Sergeant Nick Wallace went from living in a homeless shelter on Chicago's west side to living in his own home in Joliet – one gifted to him by... — Updated 11/6/2019

 By Ryan Ostry    News

Library hosts annual 'Haunted Happenings' event

The Romeoville White Oak Library District was in full effect for the week of Halloween as they hosted the annual "Haunted Happenings" event. "Every year we do our annual Halloween... — Updated 11/6/2019


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