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Road to casino renamed Hollywood Road

A short stretch of road leading to the Hollywood Casino Joliet has been renamed Hollywood Road. The road was previously named Empress Road, which reflected the … Read more ›

Mayor imposes fine, probation on Joliet bar

A Joliet bar that faced two separate liquor license suspensions in January stemming from fights was fined $1,000 and given one-year probation, city officials said … Read more ›

This furry ermine showed off its snow-white winter coat during a hike through the woods in Wisconsin. Photo submitted by Jim Lennon.

‘Ermine’ wins photo contest

Jim Lennon’s photo of a furry ermine peeking out from behind a log won this week’s photo contest. As the winner, Lennon’s photograph will appear in … Read more ›

From left to right: Andrea Bales, Pat House, Crystal Delre and Yvonne Lawler.
From the community

NuMark Credit Union Awards President Club Winners

Joliet, IL, February 2012 – Four employees from NuMark Credit Union were recently selected to join its prestigious President’s Club for their outstanding service to … Read more ›

Michael A. Casas

Already charged with burglary, man, 20, accused of criminal sex abuse

One of the two Bolingbrook males who burglarized the Bolingbrook Recreation and Aquatic Center in June 2011 was booked into the Will County Adult Detention … Read more ›

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5 Ways to Make Valentine’s Day More Thoughtful and Less Expensive

Although Valentine’s Day is dedicated to showing the significant other in your life how much you mean to them, expensive long stem red roses, lavish … Read more ›

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Marquette Bank Participates in “Welcome Home Heroes Finance” Package to help Military Families

Marquette Bank, a locally-owned neighborhood bank, is proud to announce its participation in the Illinois Housing Development Authority’s (IHDA) “Welcome Home Heroes Finance” package, offering … Read more ›

Man lured girl to motel after posing as boy on teen website

 A 33-year-old Florida man who persuaded a 13-year-old Will County girl to meet him for sex in a Mokena motel after posing as a 13-year-old … Read more ›

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America Saves Week

Marquette Bank will be celebrating America Saves Week, a national campaign to promote good savings behavior. The Bank will celebrate with their own "Chicago Saves … Read more ›

(Photo submitted by Ken Derry)

‘Owl’ wins photo contest

Ken Derry, of Tinley Park, snapped this photo of a snowy owl while at work as a crane operator at Chicago’s 31st Street Harbor. As … Read more ›