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Alicia Fabbre

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Historic limestone at 113 N. Ottawa Street in Joliet

Church slated for demolition will be turned into housing instead

A downtown Joliet church may soon be getting a second chance. Developers plan to turn the shuttered church, which was slated for demolition, into senior … Read more ›


Charter school proposal gets the thumbs down from Joliet school board

Plans to open a charter school to serve Joliet’s middle and high school students has gotten a thumbs down by Joliet Elementary School District 86 … Read more ›

Will County Board member Henry Travis

County Board welcomes back longtime colleague

Will County Board members are welcoming back a former colleague. Henry Travis, 83, was appointed to fill out the remainder of Frank Stewart’s term as … Read more ›


Village decides to buy landmark building that housed popular restaurant

A shuttered restaurant in the heart of downtown Plainfield will soon be owned by the village. Trustees Monday agreed to buy the former Baci Ristorante, … Read more ›

Business, Food and drink
Joliet Mayor Tom Giarrante presented Paula Deen with a key to the city at Thursday's grand opening of  Paula Deen's Kitchen.

Paula Deen’s Southern cooking comes to the south suburbs

With a “Howdy y’all,” Paula Deen brought her Southern cooking to the North. Deen this month opened her latest restaurant – Paula Deen’s Kitchen – … Read more ›

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