November 16, 2018

This Friday, November 16, the University of St. Francis will be having a concert performed by the USF vocal jazz ensemble, Swinging Saints. The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. in San Damiano Hall which is in the Motherhouse building. According to the Music and Performing...

November 6, 2018

Joliet woman Ashley Tucker was found dead on Oct. 22. Now, family and friends are seeking the public’s assistance to cover the cost of her funeral arrangements in the form of a GoFundMe.

“She [Ashley] was everything to us. A beautiful mother, daughter, sister,” accordin...

October 12, 2018

The Chicagoland Speedway will be having their second annual Trunk-or-Treat fundraising event on October 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. According to the Chicagoland Speedway website, families and race fans are invited to load up their trunks with candy and put their little o...

September 19, 2018

The Joliet Slammers’ lease on Route 66 Stadium expires at the end of this season. They are currently competing in the Frontier League Championship, hoping to bring home a title to Joliet. Unfortunately, these could be their last games in town.

              As of right...

December 18, 2017

Students at a South Shore School were in for a big surprise during their coding class. Chance stood with Google executives to announce a $1.5 million donation to Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and Chance’s arts education nonprofit, SocialWorks. This is the second time in...

December 12, 2017

Grammy award-winning artist Chance the Rapper is loved by his city and for good reason. In March, the Chicago rapper donated $1 million to Chicago public schools. In addition, his nonprofit organization SocialWorks raised $2.2 million for his hometown’s schools. His ch...

December 6, 2017

Jessica Stoppenbach and Uriah Bowie are accused of robbing two Jefferson Street pizza restaurants last week.

According to Joliet police, 36-year-old Jessica Stoppenbach walked into Papa Saverio’s Pizzeria on West Jefferson Street last Friday night and pointed a gun at o...

December 4, 2017

Shorewood, IL - Skooters RoadHouse in Shorewood was in the news last week, and this time, it was not for poor behavior from customers. On Monday, November 27, fire broke out inside the restaurant and was engulfed in flames until local fire units could attend. According...

November 29, 2017

Real estate developer John Bays’ tax increment finance plan was approved by the City of Joliet. While Bays wants to lease the first floor of his downtown Joliet Catholic Charities building to a restaurant like Olive Garden, comments from a spokeswoman from the Olive Ga...

November 28, 2017

Last week, a man arrested in connection with the murder of Kaitlyn Kearns, a 24-year-old bartender from Mokena, Illinois, plead not guilty to three counts of first-degree murder, in front of a Will County judge, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Kearns was found dead in...

November 27, 2017

Joliet city officials announced recently that “structural deficiencies” have been found on the Briggs Street bridge over I-80 and a new weight limit will be imposed in response.

While overweight trucks will not be allowed to make use of the bridge due to the new restric...

November 21, 2017

Whether you’re in need, worried about feeding yourself or your family, or are filled with the urge to help those less fortunate this holiday season, Will County is prepared.

As the holiday season quickly approaches, churches and other organizations in Will County are pr...

November 20, 2017

Joliet native, Becky Sasser Mast went to Joliet's Elmhurst cemetery, expecting her visit to be just like any other Saturday. After visiting the grave site of her son for 12 years, she soon realized that Saturday was much different. 

Upon coming to her son's grave,...

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