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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 Full story


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 Full story


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 Full story


"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 Full story


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 Full story


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 Full story


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 Full story


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 Full story


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 Full story


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 Full story


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 Full story

 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 Full story


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 Full story


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 Full story


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 Full story


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 Full story


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

 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


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


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


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


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


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


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