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Recent articles by Bob:

Downtown Joliet developer awaits $610,000 extension on tax incentives

Mike Petry is converting downtown buildings into apartments and condominiums → Read More

A few Will County Board members join kegger to save old courthouse

Preservationists hope support for the cause is growing → Read More

Will County veterans agency wants $275,000 in CARES Act money back

Lawyers say no accounting for more than half of money awarded to contractor → Read More

Parker stays on Joliet ballot for April 4 election

Will County judge rules on election challenge in city council race → Read More

Help wanted: Grandparents

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren committee meets Monday in Romeoville → Read More

Will County judge to rule whether Joliet City Council candidate should stay on April 4 ballot by Monday

Will County Judge John Anderson questions points in petition challenge but reserves judgment → Read More

Renaissance Center under new management

Bill Dimitroulas, head of Arkas Restaurant Group, takes over lease → Read More

D’Arcy sets goals in Joliet mayoral bid

Candidate says city leadership needs to listen to residents → Read More

Joliet Slammers announce celebrity visits for Sitcom Night and Sandlot Night

Actress Kate Flannery and actor Chauncey Leopardi coming to Joliet ballpark → Read More

Environmental study points to Joliet, Lemont refineries as top water polluters

ExxonMobil Joliet and Citgo Lemont refineries high on list of discharges reported by Environmental Integrity Project → Read More

Syl’s restaurant owner fined for labor law violations

Premier Events & Catering also manages Renaissance Center in Joliet → Read More

This snow was easy, but how about the weekend?

The three inches or so of snow that fell Wednesday created few problems thanks to temperatures in the mid-30s. The first inch of snowfall melted away on its own when it hit city streets, said Joe Nordham, deputy director of operations for the Joliet Public Works Department. The city snowplows made quick work of the rest of it. “We’re pretty much done already,” Nordham said shortly before noon. A… → Read More

Former Joliet Sears store at the mall could become car dealership

City official says buyer has not ruled out residential development, too → Read More

Date set for Joliet mayor’s state of city speech

O’Dekirk will speak at Joliet chamber luncheon on Feb. 15 → Read More

Lockport haunted house faces class-action suit

Suit claims hundreds of workers at HellsGate and the former Statesville Haunted Prison in Crest Hill were underpaid → Read More

Last residents move out of Our Lady of Angels in Joliet

The last of the residents at Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home has moved out, marking the end of the Joliet nursing home that opened in 1962. The departure of the last resident on Saturday means OLA closed a little more than a month ahead of the Feb. 28 target date. More than 90 residents were at the facility in October when the Joliet-based Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate announced… → Read More

Old Will County Courthouse on demolition timetable, preservations try to save it

'Love bomb' event to save old courthouse slated for Feb. 11 → Read More

Plan for Joliet used car lot evokes business brands from city’s past

Plan faced opposition from owners of old Weber Dairy property and Mid Town Tap → Read More

27 graduate from Will County Problem Solving Courts

796 people have gone through rehabilitation programs in Will County since their inception → Read More

Joliet OKs 2023 round of water main projects

Construction coming to Plainfield Road, Collins St., St. Pat's Area and other parts of city → Read More