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 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 6/15/2021

 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 6/15/2021

 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 6/15/2021

 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


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

 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


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


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


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