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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 3/4/2021

 
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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

 
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"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 3/4/2021

 
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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

 
 By PETER HANCOCK    News 

Report: Illinois' pension debt tops $300 billion

A new report by the credit rating agency Moody’s says Illinois will set a new record this year when it reports a total net pension liability of more than $300 billion, the highest of any state in the nation. As of June 30, 2020,... — Updated 3/4/2021

 
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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 3/4/2021

 

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

 

Community Vaccine Clinic moves to fairgrounds

The DuPage County Health Department (DCHD) announced thatas of Feb. 10, the DCHD COVID-19 Community Vaccination Clinic will relocate to the DuPage County Fairgrounds located at... — Updated 3/3/2021

 
 By SARAH MANSUR    News

Madigan resigns from Illinois House effective immediately

Former House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, 78, announced Thursday he will step down from the state House of Representatives after 50 years in office. "I leave office at peace with my... — Updated 3/3/2021

 
 By PETER HANCOCK    News

Restaurants, hotels call for reopening plan

Officials from the hotel, restaurant and convention industries told a state Senate panel Thursday that they need a clear plan for how they will be allowed to reopen as the COVID-19... — Updated 3/1/2021

 

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

 

Pritzker outlines $41.6 billion budget with flat spending

Gov. JB Pritzker outlined a $41.6 billion budget proposal Wednesday that would hold most state agencies at flat funding levels but which relies heavily on changes to the state’s... — Updated 2/18/2021

 

Second accident involving state trooper in 2 days

Lockport, IL - On Feb. 16. 2021, at approximately 8:15 a.m. Illinois State Police (ISP) officials investigated a two-vehicle personal injury traffic crash on Interstate 80... — Updated 2/18/2021

 
 By SARAH MANSUR    News

Pritzker issues statewide disaster proclamation amid winter storms

Dangerous sub-zero temperatures and massive snow accumulation across Illinois prompted Gov. JB Pritzker to issue a disaster proclamation for the entire state on Tuesday. "I have... — 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

 

Lisle Police Department Sergeant Daniel Taylor receives NU Leadership Award

Lisle Police Sergeant Daniel Taylor has received the Franklin M. Kreml Leadership Award from the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety (formerly The Traffic Institute). The award was established in 1984 by Kreml, the... — 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

 
 By GRACE BARBIC    News

State records highest one-day total of vaccines administered

SPRINGFIELD – The number of vaccinations administered in one day in Illinois saw a record spike Tuesday as the statewide seven-day rolling positivity rate continued to decrease... — Updated 1/27/2021

 
 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

 
 By Jerry Nowicki    News

Marijuana sales create $52 million in state revenue in first six months

Since January, Illinois residents and visitors have spent nearly $240 million on legalized recreational marijuana, producing $52 million in state revenue, according to a news... — Updated 7/23/2020

 

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