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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 ›

Ambitious plan for village’s East Side approved by the Village Board

Romeoville trustees have adopted a plan for the village’s east side that includes a blueprint for transit-oriented development, residential development and open space projects. In early 2011, … Read more ›

From the community

119th Street Bike Path

Plainfield, IL — Construction work is expected to begin on the 119th Street Bike Path, from Heritage Meadows Drive to Olympic Drive, on Friday, April … 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 ›

Residents reach partial compromise with village over road, bridge

A group of Bolingbrook residents opposing the construction of a four-lane roadway and bridge that will run through their neighborhood has reached a partial compromise with … Read more ›

New contract will maintain 2 percent raise per year for some Romeoville employees

A new three-year contract with the public works and clerical union won’t change much and will maintain a 2 percent raise per year for employees, … Read more ›

Trustees dunk plans for a Dunkin Donuts

Plans for a Dunkin Donuts at the corner of routes 59 and 126 in Plainfield have been rejected after complaints from some nearby residents. Trustees voted 4-3 … Read more ›

Firefighters in front of the new No. 3 station

No. 3 is new Joliet fire station’s lucky number

Joliet’s Fire Station No. 3 has a new home at the Chicagoland Speedway. Firefighters this month week moved into their new digs. The station, funded … Read more ›

New jobs headed to Romeoville area with construction of distribution center

Hundreds of new jobs could be coming to the Romeoville area in the coming months and years, local officials say, pointing to plans for a new … Read more ›

Will County officials say Quinn should reconsider closing mental health center

Will County officials have joined state employees in urging Gov. Pat Quinn to reconsider plans to close a state-run Tinley Park Mental Health Center. Earlier this … Read more ›