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 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


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 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


Sharron Evans asks for owner of 'The Barn' to lose his license

Steven Homan, 47, Owner of the 'The Barn' nightclub in Quincy Il was charged April 14 with one count of Aggravated Battery, a Class 3 Felony, and turned himself in to police a day... — Updated 4/25/2021


Romeoville Passes Balanced Budget for 2021-2022

The Village Board passed a balanced 2021-2022 budget for the Village of Romeoville, which is 12% lower than the previous year. The budget also sees the village property tax rate... — Updated 4/25/2021


William B. Orenic students given opportunity to review newly-released books

An English language arts class at William B. Orenic Intermediate School has been given the opportunity to share their thoughts with a national community of student readers about... — Updated 4/25/2021



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

 By Mark Gregory    News

Joliet West's Evans victim of 'hate crime'

Jazzpher Evans, a graduate of Joliet West High School and freshman at Quincy University, spoke out Thursday along with her family and attorney after she was brutally attacked in... — Updated 4/10/2021


Joliet Police arrest two for the murder of Jwaun Jones

Two individuals from Joliet were arrested adn charged with murder in the death of Jwaun Jones. Adrian Bibian II, 19, and Paola Diaz, 26, were arrested, booked, and transported to... — Updated 4/9/2021

 By Mark Gregory    News

604 Initiative offers mentorship to youth

If it truly takes a village to raise a child, then rest easy Will County - the village is here. The 604 Initiative, a non-profit organization designed to serve minority and... — Updated 4/8/2021


Troy Township to host shredding event and medication disposal collection on Saturday, May 1 with the Shorewood Police Department

Troy Township Supervisor Joseph D. Baltz is proud to announce that Troy Township will host its semi-annual Shredding Event on Saturday, May 1, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Troy Township residents can bring their personal... — Updated 4/8/2021


April Forest Preserve programs feature wildflowers, woodpeckers, WonderKids and more

The Forest Preserve District of Will County will host in-person and online programs ranging from woodpeckers to wildflowers this month. Also on tap are programs about bees and 18th-... — Updated 4/8/2021


Romeoville to offer three COVID-19 vaccination days

Three-thousand Romeoville residents will get the opportunity to be vaccinated against COVID-19 during the last week of April. Held at the Recreation Center (900 W. Romeo Road) on... — Updated 4/8/2021


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