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Third annual Suicide Prevention Walk set for September 24th

Plainfield – The third annual Plainfield Suicide Prevention Walk will be from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, September 24, 2022, at Plainfield High School-Central Campus at 24120 W. Fort... — Updated 9/28/2022


New Senior Housing Concept Gets Proposed in Romeoville

The southwest corner of Airport Road and Budler Road could soon be home to a new senior housing development. The Village Board reviewed the initial concept plan at their meeting.... — Updated 9/26/2022


Local Communities gain SNAP-Ed Educator, strengthens Extension commitment to food access & healthy living

JOLIET, Ill – For over 100 years, communities trust University of Illinois Extension to provide accurate knowledge and solutions to problems that are facing local communities.... — Updated 9/19/2022


Join Senator Cappel for Coffee and Conversation on Sept. 28

SHOREWOOD – Whether it’s questions about state resources or feedback on legislative priorities, State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel loves sitting down with local residents to reflect on how she can best serve the 49th District.... — Updated 9/19/2022


Plainfield School District, Police and Fire departments work together on Community Homecoming Safety Plans

The 70th Annual Plainfield Community Homecoming Parade is Saturday, October 8, 2022. Safety is the community’s top priority and the Village of Plainfield, Plainfield Fire Protection District, and Plainfield School District 202 ha... — Updated 9/19/2022


Pollinator pair win monthly Forest Preserve photo contest

If it floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee, it must be the winning photo for August's portion of the Forest Preserve District of Will County's Preserve the Moment Photo... — Updated 9/19/2022


Plainfield Police Department announces Labor Day 'Click it or Ticket' campaign results

Plainfield, IL - During Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) grant funded enforcement details, the Plainfield Police Department issued 48 citations to motor vehicle occupants who failed to wear a seat belt during the... — Updated 9/18/2022


JTHS 204 Pink Heals Fundraiser

Joliet West High School will host the annual Pink Heals JT Volleyball Fundraiser on Tuesday, October 4, 2022.  The Central vs. West cross-town volleyball event takes place in the... — Updated 9/18/2022


Plainfield Park District earns national accreditation in parks and recreation

Today, Plainfield Park District joins the ranks of elite park and recreation agencies across the country by earning accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National... — Updated 9/14/2022


Early Childhood Center named for Dr. James A. Mitchem Jr.

Dr. James A. Mitchem Jr. served as VVSD Superintendent of Schools for a decade, and during that time, he was the driving force behind establishing a building whose sole purpose is... — Updated 8/31/2022

 By Mark Gregory    News 

Success in a season that almost wasn't

This season, the baseball team at Crest Hill's Richland Grade School posted a 10-5 record and won its opening game of the IESA state regionals. However, the success of the Eagles th... — Updated 11/14/2021


Visually impaired runner joins cross country team

Plainfield North High School senior Mi'kel Johnson-Watts is the first visually impaired cross-country runner in the school's history. The 17-year-old senior moved to District 202... — Updated 11/14/2021


Joliet School District 86 students explore nature

One Hundred Joliet Public Schools District 86 elementary students are currently participating in the Kids 'n Nature program at Pilcher Park and Birdhaven Greenhouse. Fourth grade... — Updated 11/14/2021


Troy 30-C appoints new school board member

The Troy Community School District 30-C school board has appointed Shorewood resident and Joliet attorney Robert Bodach to its school board, replacing member Catherine Besler, who... — Updated 10/6/2021


Hammel Woods Dam removal project complete, site reopens for public use

The limestone-and-concrete dam in the DuPage River at Hammel Woods preserve in Shorewood has been removed and the site has reopened for public use. The river is open to paddlers, an... — Updated 10/6/2021

 By Mark Gregory    News 

Levaris gets a worthy birthday salute

Gus Levaris got the surprise of a lifetime on Independence Day weekend, thanks in large part to former student Bill Otis. Levaris celebrated his 90th birthday on July 3 and just as... — Updated 9/13/2021


D. 202 will cut ribbon for Wallin Oaks Elementary Aug 3

District 202 will host a ribbon cutting ceremony for its 18th elementary school, Wallin Oaks, on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the school at 15410 S.... — Updated 7/27/2021


Joliet District 86 returning to school on Aug. 16

More than 10,000 Joliet Public Schools District 86 students return to school full time on August 18, 2021. Open Houses for students and families are scheduled for August 16 or August 17 depending on the school. Times and details... — Updated 7/27/2021

 By Mark Gregory    News 

Students tell stories of learning in a pandemic

For more than a year, students have been forced to learn in a way unlike any time in history. From learning strictly online to partial days with masks and social distancing to... — Updated 7/27/2021

 By Mark Gregory    News 

Local collector sells rare item on A&E show

Collectors of memorabilia not only collect in hopes that their items will increase in value and eventually be sold for a profit, but they also collect for sentimental reasons.... — Updated 7/27/2021

 By Mark Gregory    News 

A 'Grate' Life: Joliet sign fabricator dies at 97

As the Rialto Rialto Square Theater sits in downtown Joliet as one of the city's most treasured landmarks, the marquee that adorns the front of the theater is a memorial in its own... — Updated 7/27/2021


Plainfield East HS graduate wins National Merit Scholarship

Plainfield East High School graduate Jeffrey Tilkin (Class of 2021) has won a 2021 National Merit College-Sponsored Scholarship. Tilkin is one of more than 4,100 students nationwide to win a scholarship financed by colleges and... — Updated 7/13/2021

 By Mark Gregory    News

Timbers honor Joni Hilger with award

Joni Hilger was one of the most dedicated and beloved volunteers at the Timbers of Shorewood – so much so that she was selected as the 2020 Volunteer of the Year and was slated... — Updated 5/10/2021

 By Mark Gregory    News

WIDE RIGHT: After no discussion, Richland Grade School's new plan is amazingly worse than the old one

I logged into the Richland Grade School District 88A Zoom school board meeting April 28 looking for information on a follow-up story to the run I ran a few weeks back about the... — Updated 4/29/2021



The Will County Executive and Will County Health Department (WCHD) today announced that in the past six weeks, Will County has tripled the number of fully vaccinated individuals from 7.10 percent on March 9 to 25.36 percent on... — Updated 4/25/2021


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