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  • Houbolt Road bridge seen as first step in accommodating economic growth in Joliet area

    JOLIET – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s comments in Joliet last week as he announced a $190 million bridge project at Houbolt Road off Interstate 80 offered hope ...
    July 16, 2016 - 10:37 pm
  • Minooka-based charity to raise money to support children in cancer treatment

    MINOOKA – A local charity hopes to raise $3,000 in a 24-hour period for National Lollipop Day in an effort to give treats to children undergoing cance ...
    July 16, 2016 - 10:36 pm
  • Family of Plainfield man killed in crash mourn his death, celebrate birth of his daughter

    Finding a career. Raising children. Growing older.These are the matters we think about for ourselves ...
    July 16, 2016 - 10:35 pm
  • Elmhurst police investigating aggravated robbery at Dress Barn

    ELMHURST - The Elmhurst Police Department continues to investigate an aggravated robbery that occurred at approximately 8:30 p.m. July 15 at the Dress ...
    July 18, 2016 - 10:23 am
  • Berwyn resident spreads joy of Italian language

    BERWYN – Berwyn resident Vincent Cerda was born to American parents, but his first language wasn’t English. The 22-year-old learned to speak Italian b ...
    July 17, 2016 - 8:40 pm
  • Families dodge raindrops Friday at Plainfield Fest

    PLAINFIELD – Dark clouds and a light drizzle between 4 and 5:30 p.m. Friday didn’t stop families and groups of teens from descending on downtown Plain ...
    July 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Will-Grundy area local American Red Cross elects directors

    ROMEOVILLE — The American Red Cross of the Illinois River Valley held its first annual meeting June 16 where chapter directors were elected.
    July 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Joliet's online and automated photo utility bill payment unavailable due to system upgrade

    JOLIET – The city of Joliet is upgrading its current Water and Sewer computer system in order to better serve area residents.
    July 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Honoring the fallen: Gathering in Romeoville honors police officers killed in line of duty

    ROMEOVILLE – Nearly 50 law enforcement personnel, first responders and citizens gathered Friday evening in front of the Romeoville Police Department t ...
    July 16, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Johnsburg native's business named McDonald's corporate fitness provider

    JOHNSBURG – Chris Leathers has been running Your World Fitness in Spring Grove for the past six years. The 29-year-old Johnsburg native has trained pr ...
    July 16, 2016 - 12:20 am
  • McHenry County in process of reviewing 2030 Plan

    WOODSTOCK – A lack of growth is changing the way the county is revisiting the 2030 Comprehensive Plan it approved six years ago.
    July 16, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts discusses proposed facility

    ELMHURST – On July 13, board members of the Elmhurst Centre for Performing Arts presented their vision for a 30,000-square-foot facility during the or ...
    July 16, 2016 - 9:38 pm
  • Joliet Council member charged with a DUI

    JOLIET – Joliet City Council member Jim McFarland has been charged with driving under the influence, according to court records.
    July 15, 2016 - 7:00 pm
  • Former Chicago man sentenced to probation for threats against state Rep. Jeanne Ives

    WHEATON – A former Chicago man has been sentenced to two years of probation for making threatening voice messages against state Rep. Jeanne Ives, R-Wh ...
    July 15, 2016 - 5:32 pm
  • Bicyclists to race around Lake Ellyn as part of Tour of Glen Ellyn

    GLEN ELLYN – Hundreds of cyclists are set to test their skills July 16 during the fast-paced Packey Webb Ford Tour of Glen Ellyn presented by Intent C ...
    July 18, 2016 - 9:18 am
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