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Joliet Junior College Board of Trustees approves 2020 budget

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By Alex Ortiz | The Herald-News

The Joliet Junior College Board of Trustees approved the college’s fiscal 2020 budget at its June 12 meeting.

The total operating budget for fiscal 2020 is $97.98 million, which is a 2.4% increase over the previous year’s budget, according to a news release.

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Coronavirus-related deaths at long-term care facilities up nearly 500 from last week and now make up 48% of state total

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By Joe Mahr | Chicago Tribune

At least 270 facilities have reported at least one death, with the highest figures at Meadowbrook Manor of Bolingbrook, with 26 deaths.  ”I don’t understand why all of this is happening,” said Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar, who was reached by phone.

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Mayor dismisses idea of hike in Joliet gas tax

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By Bob Okon | The Herald-News

Mayor Bob O’Dekirk this week poured cold water on the idea of hiking the city gas tax.

He also joined a councilman in characterizing council member Sherri Reardon’s discussion of the topic as an attempt to “panic” people.

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Joliet mayor plans town meeting on violence

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By Bob Okon | The Herald-News

Mayor Bob O’Dekirk plans to hold a town hall meeting next week on violence in Joliet.

“I’ve been getting a lot of complaints about the level of violence,” O’Dekirk said at the City Council meeting Tuesday.

A date has not been set, but O’Dekirk said he expected it to be next week and that the city would issue a news release….

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