April 29, 2017

We are saddened to report the death of 1-year-old Semaj Crosby of Preston Heights, Joliet Township, Illinois. Less than two days into the search for Semaj, police found the toddler’s body inside the home rented by her mother, Sheri Gordon.

After Semaj was reported missi...

April 29, 2017

Announced last Tuesday, April 18, Ultra Foods grocery store will be closing its location on Larkin Avenue in Joliet, along with eight other locations in the Chicagoland area. Central Grocers, the parent company of Ultra Foods and Strack & Van Til grocery stores, plans...

April 9, 2017

In response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s chemical attack on his own civilians Tuesday morning, President Trump has ordered an airstrike on Syria. As of Thursday evening, 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles were launched directly at a government-controlled Shayrat airb...

April 6, 2017

While many people may be worried or confused about the latest regulations dealing with Internet Service Providers (ISP) and our digital privacy, there are some important things to know to understand the facts.

To begin with, this past week (March 28), members of Congres...

March 24, 2017

Plans for a new winery located at the old Diocese of Joliet property are currently underway. Sehring Property Holdings has obtained the building known as “The Castle” along with two other buildings near the property. The developers plan to restore the building to its o...

March 13, 2017

Downtown Joliet will soon be welcoming a new live music venue at what once was known as The Tree. Opening this April, The Forge, which will be located at 22 West Cass Street, will feature live music, food and spirits.

During a city council meeting on March 6, one of the...

February 26, 2017

One thing that is sure to bring people together is a love of great food. Beginning on February 17, residents of the Joliet area have been able to enjoy special discounts at various restaurants in Joliet and surrounding towns. Sponsored by the Heritage Corridor Conventi...

February 16, 2017

As Fashion Week is beginning in New York City, several notable designers will be absent from the chaos that takes over the city for the upcoming week. Beginning last Saturday, various fashion designers went against the norm and showcased their newest lines in Los Angel...

February 7, 2017

Approved on Tuesday, January 24, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has finalized the fiscal budget recommendations for 2018. These recommendations include details for grades pre-K through 12, with a total purposed budget of $7.727 billion, which is about a 3...

February 3, 2017

Being in college is a very stressful time in most students’ lives. Between homework, studying for exams, participating in extra-curriculars and possibly maintaining a job, it can seem like you have no free time to relax and unwind, which can be very overwhelming. While...

January 23, 2017

At 94-years-old, Amy Craton is officially the oldest person to graduate from Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). With a 4.0 grade point average, Amy has earned a Bachelor's degree in Creative Writing and English through the online degree program that is offered b...

January 14, 2017

Although it’s hard to imagine enjoying anything outside right now let alone a concert, the recent release of the country lineup for the Taste of Joliet has fans looking forward to warm weather even more so than before. The Taste of Joliet, which features several musica...

September 28, 2016

Over the weekend, a gathering of the famous cast of “Will & Grace” caused some speculation about a possible reunion. After cast members posted photos of themselves on set of the popular NBC show, fans began to wonder what they may be up to.

“I feel like something BIG is...

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