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D. 202 HS musicians to participate virtually in ILMEA district festival

Thirty-three District 202 high school student musicians will take part virtually in the Illinois Music Educators Association (ILMEA) district event this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The annual ILMEA district in-person... — Updated 11/4/2020 Full story

 
 By Mark Gregory    News 

Campaigning or cooperating in Crest Hill?

Things got heated at the end of the Crest Hill city council work session Monday at city hall. Just before moving to executive session to discuss selling the current building when... — Updated 10/30/2020 Full story

 
 By Mark Gregory    News 

Two shot in Crest Hill's Woodlands complex

Two people were shot outside an apartment building in the Woodlands complex in Crest Hill, just after 6 p.m. Wednesday night. Originally, Crest Hill, Bolingbrook, Joliet and other a... — Updated 10/30/2020 Full story

 
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Subject arrested and in custody following October 15 shooting

Late last week Crest Hill Police obtained an arrest warrant for 22-year old Dohndray D. Woods, of Joliet, IL. This warrant is in connection with the shooting on October 15, 2020... — Updated 10/30/2020 Full story

 
 By Mark Gregory    News 

Crest Hill police making progress on shooting; asking witnesses to step forward

Crest Hill Police Chief Ed Clark said Thursday morning that they are "progressing very nicely with the investigation and are gathering more information." Clark is asking for the com... — Updated 10/21/2020 Full story

 
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Free COVID-19 testing Sunday at Plainfield Central HS

The Illinois Department of Public Health will conduct FREE mobile testing for Covid-19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at Plainfield High School — Central Campus, 24120 W. Fort Beggs Drive. Drive-through... — Updated 10/21/2020 Full story

 
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$110,000 in grants awarded to local charities

Friends for Charitable Giving (FCG), a nonprofit corporation organized and operated by volunteers exclusively for charitable purposes, is pleased to announce that over the last... — Updated 10/15/2020 Full story

 
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Update on Romeoville shooting

The Romeoville Police Department continues to investigate the shooting which occurred on October 14 at approximately 6 p.m. on South Highpoint Drive. The Romeoville Police Department responded to a shooting where one adult male,... — Updated 10/15/2020 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 9/23/2020

 
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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

 
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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

 
 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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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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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

 
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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

 

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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