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There are more than 150 spots to vote early in the city and suburbs. (José M. Osorio, Chicago Tribune / January 31, 2011)

Illinois early voting underway for March 20 primary

Early voting in Illinois for the March 20 Republican and Democratic primaries starts Monday and runs through March 15. The practice has become an increasingly … Read more ›

From the community

Will County board District 11 candidate forum set for Feb. 27

All are invited to attend a meetin and greet candidate forum for the Will County Board District 11 candidates. An invitation has been sent to … Read more ›

An inmate looks out from his cell at the Tamms Correctional Center in 2009. The super-max prison in Tamms, Ill., would close under the budget to be unveiled Wednesday by Gov. Pat Quinn. ( Chicago Tribune / February 13, 2009 )

Quinn’s bad news budget: ‘Our rendezvous with reality has arrived’

SPRINGFIELD—Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn today delivered a bad news budget speech, calling for prison closures, layoffs and cutbacks to health care for the poor. “This … Read more ›
From the community

Ed Petka Endorses Janet Silosky for State Representative in the 98th District

"Integrity is as valuable as gold in politics. With the steady erosion of traditional values in our state being readily apparent, individuals with integrity and … Read more ›

County Dems name committee to pick Wilhelmi replacement

The Will County Democratic party at its Feb. 8 meeting elected two people to the committee charged with picking the individual who will replace state … Read more ›

Frank Stewart

County board member Frank Stewart dies

Admired as a tireless worker by his colleagues, Will County Board member Frank Stewart died last week in his Joliet home. Stewart, 66, was a diabetic … Read more ›

Democratic primaries a byproduct of new congressional map

With Democrats firmly in control of redrawing new congressional districts for Illinois, the advice from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to state Senate President John … Read more ›

Midwest Generation ready to comply with emissions limits

Midwest Generation’s six coal-fired power plants in Illinois, including plants in Joliet and Romeoville, will be ready to comply with a new federal environmental rule … Read more ›

Laura Hill, a cashier supervisor at the Will County Treasurer's Office, works nine, nine-hour days and takes off every other Friday. (Will County Treasurer's Office)

County treasurer’s office employees take advantage of flexible hours

Laura Hill works nine hours a day and takes a three-day weekend every other week, which she says gives her more flexibility to spend time … Read more ›


City looks to pay off waterpark debt early

Joliet may cut ties early with the park district’s sometimes-controversial waterpark if city officials agree to a lump sum $950,000 payment for bond debt next … Read more ›