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Past articles by John:

First Joliet Blues Festival concludes summer season

Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park will host event Saturday → Read More

Joliet Blues Festival finishes off summer season

Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park will host the event → Read More

Volunteers wanted for the Great Joliet Prison Break-In

Volunteers of the festival attend the event for free → Read More

'Uber for lawn care' comes to Joliet

GreenPal, an app service is soon to operate in Joliet → Read More

Frankfort boy named 2018 duck ambassador

12-year-old met with Wilson Contreras, Kyle Hendricks for promotional video at Wrigley Field → Read More

Plainfield YMCA celebrates finished renovations

C.W. Avery Family YMCA holds ribbon cutting for new fitness center → Read More

Suspicious activity in Joliet neighborhood raises concerns

Recently, a family who lives near Caton Farm Road in Joliet witnessed something strange. “I was getting ready to bathe both of my kids before the baby’s nap, and I got an alert of motion at my front door,” one of the homeowners said. “I watched him initially and thought nothing abnormal about it; I figured he was leaving some sort of paper or flier.” The homeowner continued with what she was… → Read More

Channahon police spread laughs on National Hot Dog Day with Facebook video

The Channahon Police Department had a different take on celebrating National Hot Dog Day on Wednesday. → Read More

Channahon police spread laughs through Facebook video

The Channahon Police Department had a different take on celebrating National Hot Dog Day Wednesday. Deputy Chief Adam Bogart said he had the idea of creating a funny video to celebrate the informal holiday. “It's great to be able to engage with the community,” Bogart said. “If we can do it in a positive way and have fun with it, we do it.” The video is short but effective. It pokes fun at the… → Read More

Plainfield Fest continues to grow

Plainfield Riverfront Foundation hosts 9th festival → Read More

Semi-trailer rollover shuts down I-55 ramp in Wilmington

An Interstate 55 ramp Friday morning in Wilmington was shut down because a semi-trailer had rolled over and blocked it. → Read More

Romeoville company pursues largest solar array in Midwest

The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus held its Environmental Committee and Energy Subcommittee meeting Monday afternoon at Magid Glove in Romeoville to discuss the recent installation of solar panels on the company's roof. → Read More

Softball tournament held to remember Plainfield East grad

In early May of last year, a son, friend and teammate, Peyton Willingham, died suddenly. To remember the 19-year-old Plainfield East graduate, friends decided to pull everyone together Tuesday for a softball tournament at Willingham’s home field. “We wanted to do something to honor his memory, and we immediately thought about baseball or softball,” said Matt Marchione, a friend and event… → Read More

Race fans camp out in revamped school buses

Camping on the infield at Chicagoland Speedway is a fun time, but Kevin "Hopper" Griesbach thinks it's more fun on a school bus. "You can't have fun on an RV like you do on a bus," Griesbach said. Griesbach, who arrived at the racetrack Wednesday afternoon for NASCAR weekend, got his bus in 1996. More than 20 years later, it's still his favorite camping hangout. "He just wanted a place where his… → Read More

Race fans camp out in revamped school buses at Chicagoland Speedway

Units include air conditioning, beds, showers and more → Read More

Tickets now available for Old Joliet Prison fundraising event

Tickets are now on sale for the grand re-opening of the Collins Street prison — an event called “The Great Joliet Prison Break-In.” The event will have three live bands performing and dozens of food trucks the committee is still working on gathering. Bands performing include Pettycash, M & R Rush and the Blooze Brothers. “We have been getting a wonderful outpour of interest from the… → Read More

Plainfield parks go tobacco free

With the help of some students from Heritage Grove Middle School, the Plainfield Park District has decided to make its parks and facilities tobacco free. The new ordinance will ban smoking from walking and hiking trails, playgrounds, sports fields, spectator and concession areas, parks and outdoor recreational facilities, including restrooms, according to a news release from the district. After… → Read More

Lincoln-Way Marching band to perform at Chicago White Sox game

The Lincoln-Way Marching Band will perform the national anthem at the Chicago White Sox game when they play the Oakland A’s Saturday afternoon. “We are so excited to be playing the national anthem at the White Sox game on Saturday,” LWMB Director Justin Barnish said. “Thank you to the White Sox for providing us an opportunity to have a one-of-a-kind performance experience.” The LMWB is scheduled… → Read More

National Weather Service issues flash flood warning for Will County

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Will County Thursday morning, as rain continued to come down across the area. "Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads," the alert said. Throughout the day, showers were expected to occur, the alert stated. There was also a possibility of thunderstorms that could produce heavy rain. The warning was in effect until… → Read More

Rabid bats found in Will County area

2 rabid bats were found in the Will County area, bringing the season total to 4 → Read More