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Evans family needs community support

The Evans family is looking for support from the Joliet community to take the four-plus hour drive to Quincy, IL on April 17 and rally behind 19-year-old Jazz Evans, a Joliet West... — Updated 4/12/2021


Will County Health Department holds special needs vaccine clinic

Will County Health Department held a Special Needs Vaccine Clinic on Saturday, March 27th at the St. Charles Center at Lewis University, where 600 special needs individuals 16 and o... — Updated 4/8/2021


Alexander-Basta retains her seat as mayor of Bolingbrook

As the polls close, Will County mayor races are in the books. In the Village of Bolingbrook, Mary Alexander-Basta, who was appointed the interim mayor after the retirement of Roger Claar, won the election with 42.77 percent of the... — Updated 4/6/2021


Ira Jones Middle School student wins Congressional App Challenge

Ira Jones Middle School seventh-grader Shamita Kollerkandy and her robotics team recently won the 2020 Congressional App Challenge for the 14th Congressional District. Three... — Updated 3/31/2021


Sunny Hill offers Hut Heaven for in-person visits

Raphael and Miriam Hersonsky were both visiting the Sea of Galilee when a reporter asked to interview them for an article about their tour. At the time, they had never met. The... — Updated 3/30/2021


JCA National Art Honor Society members work with Together We Rise to bring beauty to foster kids

This semester, members of the National Art Honor Society at Joliet Catholic Academy partnered with Together We Rise to decorate panels for duffel bags for foster kids. When... — Updated 3/30/2021


Will County Health Department Moves into Phase 1B-Plus

The Will County Health Department has moved into Phase 1B-Plus for COVID-19 vaccinations. This means that between now and April 12th, when the entire state of Illinois enters the All-Eligible Phase for vaccination as called for by... — Updated 3/30/2021

 By Mark Gregory    News

SD 88A board votes to eliminate baseball, softball and golf

In an attempt to get more of its students involved in activities, the Richland Grade School District 88A school board voted unanimously on a staffing plan that included no staff... — Updated 3/30/2021


Entertainment center to open in Romeoville

By the end of summer 2021, Scene75 Entertainment will welcome the public to its newest location, a 135,000 square foot indoor entertainment center in Chicago, Illinois. The... — Updated 3/30/2021


Mayor Streit dedicates downtown outdoor fireplace at 921 S. State Street in honor of Delores Feithen, Lockport's first female police officer

On Wednesday, February 24, 2021, the City of Lockport, Lockport Police Department (LPD), and Lockport Township Fire Protection District (LTFPD), held a dedication ceremony of the... — Updated 3/25/2021


Joliet school district serves 1 million meals

March 11 was a very special day in Joliet Public Schools District 86. The Nutrition Services employees have now served over 1 million children meals since the COVID-19 pandemic... — Updated 3/23/2021


K9 Citgo retires, while Rood gets body armor

The Lockport Police Department officially announces the retirement of Canine Citgo (a.k.a. Santos). After more than seven years of dedicated service,Citgo will be greatly missed by... — Updated 3/21/2021


Troy School District 30-C recognizes school secretaries, especially with new responsibilities in the year of Covid

If school secretaries have a superpower, it might be their ability to tackle just about anything that walks in through the door. They are the smiling faces that students, staff and... — Updated 3/14/2021


"Jack the Puppet" gives health lessons the kids love at Troy 30-C school

Troy Cronin Elementary School students were participating in school P.E. physical activities and games at home during their periods of remote learning this year, and their physical... — Updated 3/14/2021


D. 202 students earn top prizes in Plainfield library short story contest

District 202 students earned seven of the nine top prizes in the Plainfield Public Library’s annual Short Story Contest. The Short Story Contest is open to fourth through sixth grade students. Students wrote an original story in... — Updated 3/4/2021


D. 202 seeks nominations for district awards

District 202 is seeking nominations for the sixth annual Cheryl Ricciardi Exceptional Student Service Award, which honors a school-level certified student service worker who exhibits extraordinary dedication to students. Parents,... — Updated 3/4/2021


A virtual Valentine's Day for Veterans

Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow invites the Will County community to view "Virtual Valentines for Veterans" prepared by local school students throughout Will County.... — Updated 3/3/2021


Troy 30-C team places 3rd in Argonne Science Bowl

The Troy Middle School National Science Bowl Team recently placed third in the Argonne National Laboratory Regional Middle School Science Bowl competition. T.M.S. Science Bowl Team... — Updated 2/18/2021


Will County Health Department disappointed about mix of good and bad vaccine news from state

For the past several weeks the Will County Health Department (WCHD) has been asking the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) for more information about COVID-19 vaccine... — Updated 2/18/2021


Lockport Man is 10,000th COVID-19 Vaccine Recipient at Silver Cross

Joan and Robert Otte of Lockport were thrilled when they received an email invitation to attend a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox. They didn't waste a... — Updated 2/18/2021


Plainfield teacher honored for promoting local music scene

Drauden Point Middle School music teacher Tim Placher received the Rev. James E. Allen Award for Service to the Community on February 12, 2021 for his passionate efforts to promote... — Updated 2/16/2021

 By Mark Gregory    News

Local author set to release debut novel

Growing up in the Joliet area, Jennifer Anton always wanted to write and from an early age at St. Mary's Immaculate Grade School in Plainfield, she was inspired to do just that.... — Updated 2/16/2021


Life Along the Canal: The Art of John M. Lamb

A new exhibit is currently on display in the Gaylord Building Historic Site's first-floor gallery highlighting the work of former Lewis University history professor and local... — Updated 1/27/2021


Will County offers residents spay/neuter discount for pets in February

Will County residents who have their pets spayed or neutered at participating veterinary offices in February can receive a $40 county-sponsored discount. The discount applies for... — Updated 1/27/2021


Minooka Community High School Senior Named Rotary Club "Student of the Month" for January

Minooka Community High School senior Alaina Frazier, daughter of Jennifer and Brad Frazier of Shorewood, for being named the Channahon-Minooka Rotary Club “Student of the... — Updated 1/27/2021


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