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Recent articles by Bob:

Will County state’s attorney backs off as legal issues mount at Veterans Assistance Commission

The VAC is under criticism for a $495,000 no-bid contract as the legitimacy of its executive board is challenged. → Read More

Joliet bridge project continues; Cass closes Monday

The downtown Joliet bridges are being equipped for remote operation by bridge tenders. → Read More

Joliet Township Dems elect Garland Mays as chair

Mays is a commissioner at the Housing Authority of Joliet and president of the Forest Park Neighborhood Council. → Read More

Slammers’ new lease reflects long-term relationship with Joliet

Lease changes include six-year term, higher rent, and no more stadium naming rights revenue for city → Read More

Bolingbrook woman arrested for fatal stabbing

As’Jaica L. Murry, 29, has been arrested for the Monday fatal stabbing. → Read More

Pole vaulter training facility coming to Joliet

A training facility for pole vaulters is moving to Joliet. RISE Pole Vault plans to occupy 18,750 square feet of warehouse space at 560A Joyce Road. The training facility opened in 2019 in strip mall space in Shorewood, RISE owner Jake Winder told the Joliet Zoning Board of Appeals in July. “Now we’re flourishing,” Winder said. “It’s starting to become a special place for a lot of pole vaulters… → Read More

Joliet eyes training center for police and fire

But first the City Council would have to approve the creation of a new position sought by city manager. → Read More

Slammers getting a new lease on Joliet stadium

Proposed lease runs to 2028, raises rent, and aims to keep naming rights agreements private. → Read More

Joliet Cathedral Area hosts porch music performers

The porch musicians will perform 2-5 p.m. Saturday followed by a Concert in the Park at 5:30 p.m. → Read More

Shorewood and EPA continue to monitor impact from Tri-County Stockdale fire

Section of Black Road will remain closed for two weeks as mitigation continues. → Read More

EF0 tornadoes did some damage in Joliet, Crest Hill and Manhattan

Round Barn Farm in Manhattan and Mount Moriah Cemetery in Joliet among spots hit, but damage was not severe. → Read More

Hot Sauce Expo debut in Joliet excites pepperheads

The Illinois Hot Sauce Expo brought hot sauce entrepreneurs from across the country to Joliet for the weekend. → Read More

Stormy Saturday weather brings tornado to Romeoville, Naperville but not much damage

The wind speeds of the tornadoes were estimated at about 80 mph. → Read More

Saturday morning storm in Will County produces ‘tornadic damage’

Emergency Management Agency checking reports of down power lines and damaged trees → Read More

Joliet city tech head fired

David Braner was the city's chief information officer since 2016 until he was fired on Wednesday. → Read More

Jackson Street bridge opening Aug. 1, but more bridge closures planned

IDOT is installing upgrades in preparation for a move to a central bridge tender location later this year. → Read More

Pace launches county base in new Plainfield palace

Pace will move into 264,000-square-foot bus garage and administration center this fall. → Read More

Joliet OKs hike in water and sewer rates

Average combined bill for water and sewer in Joliet will rise $5 to $85, city officials say. → Read More

Joliet mayor announces move against sex-offender apartment house

City plans to build a park, hoping a state law will force the sex offenders to leave Cora Street building. → Read More

Joliet council OKs no-bid $614,000 contract for air conditioning

City administration wanted no-bid ward to Anchor Mechanical, saying it's an emergency. → Read More