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  • Star Wars Day returns to downton Joliet on Saturday

    JOLIET – “Star Wars” fans on Saturday get their annual chance to revel in the world of Jedi, Ewoks and lightsaber duels.
    May 29, 2016 - 8:18 am
  • Business group formed to support Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet

    JOLIET – Members of the local business community have formed a group aimed at supporting the Rialto Square Theatre.
    May 29, 2016 - 8:16 am
  • Joliet water main work may affect McDonough Street traffic outside Marycrest

    JOLIET – Motorists could face delays at times on a section of McDonough Street in the coming weeks as the city begins a water main project in the Mary ...
    May 29, 2016 - 8:16 am
  • 5K Run in Plainfield raised money to help area veterans

    PLAINFIELD – Tony Simone will never forget the day he and six others were shot down while in a Black Hawk helicopter during a tour in Afghanistan with ...
    May 29, 2016 - 8:15 am
  • Memorial Day weekend travel: Gas prices low, fatal crashes on rise

    JOLIET – Get your motor running, head out on the highway ...Plenty have done just that as this weeke ...
    May 29, 2016 - 8:15 am
  • Plenty of Memorial Day services and ceremonies

    The National Moment of Remembrance, established by Congress, asks Americans wherever they are at 3 p.m. Memorial Day to pause in an act of national un ...
    May 29, 2016 - 8:14 am
  • Schott: Looking for the next batch of Everyday Heroes

    Inspired and humbled.That was my reaction last year as we sorted the nearly 50 nominees we received ...
    May 29, 2016 - 8:14 am
  • Bolingbrook, Morris water parks open, others to open next week

    BOLINGBROOK – The warm, crystal-clear water splashing this weekend at Pelican Harbor Aquatic Park’s outdoor pool signified the unofficial start of sum ...
    May 29, 2016 - 8:13 am
  • O negative blood donations needed for nonprofit serving Will, Grundy

    For the people at Heartland Blood Centers, summer doesn’t mean vacations and pool parties – it means an increased demand for blood and fewer donations ...
    May 29, 2016 - 8:13 am
  • Crystal Lake South High School gives WWII veteran's family diploma on his behalf

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Nearly 500 graduating Crystal Lake South High School seniors crossed the stage Saturday, but one graduate was only there in spirit.
    May 29, 2016 - 12:13 am
  • University of St. Francis in Joliet lays off 21 workers

    JOLIET – The University of St. Francis laid off 21 employees earlier this month.The positions elimin ...
    May 28, 2016 - 8:10 am
  • Lemont Educational Foundation unveils grants

    LEMONTThe Lemont High School Educational Foundation has committed to supporting 13 grants for nearly ...
    May 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Joliet library starts serach for new director

    JOLIET – The Joliet Public Library is looking for a new director.Director Kevin Medows left May 19 t ...
    May 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Lincoln cemetery graves decorated ahead of Memorial Day

    ELWOOD – Michelle Wells is an active member of the U.S. Coast Guard, stationed in Willowbrook.One of ...
    May 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • McHenry County College administrator named president at Tennessee school

    CRYSTAL LAKE – One of the top administrators at McHenry County College is leaving his post to become the top administrator at another community colleg ...
    May 28, 2016 - 12:05 am
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