Feature stories about people
Betty Orlando, who will turn 100 on Dec. 1, said she doesn’t do any actual bowling anymore. But that doesn't stop her from having an active, independent life.
Sandy King of Joliet will donate a kidney to her son Nolan King on Oct. 16, who will turn 13 before the transplant. The family has a GoFundMe page to raise money for medical bills.
Destiny Griffin is a JJC alumna and previously worked for the college, first as a student worker and then as a campus safety officer
In December Joseph “Jo Jo” Awinongya Jr. of Joliet won the USA Boxing Nationals 2022 for his weight class. He also recently received a full scholarship to the University of St. Francis in Joliet.
Features of the Joliet East High School all-class reunion include a DJ, access to food trucks and a cash bar.
As part of "Juneteenth in Joliet," panelists discussed the evolution of race relations, adapting to change, bridging economic gaps, and strengthening the community’s foundation to better support diversity, equity and inclusion.
Lisa Pappas, executive director of the Plainfield Area Public Library, serves on the club's executive board and is actively involved with Zonta's social media, website, podcast and two committees: public relations and LUNAFEST.
Timbers of Shorewood resident Paula Polechla, 79, and Hank Vasel, age 6, performed a duet on June 4 at the Shorewood rental retirement community.
One group of graduating students earned a cumulative grade point average of 4.0 for all fours. Another group of graduating students achieved perfect attendance all four years.
Jaron Nabors, president of 2morrowstartz2day, is hosting the talent show at St. Mark Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Joliet, where Nabors is also hosting discussions on collaborative ways to improve the Joliet’s South side for its youth.
Even after she retires from Channahon School District 17, Renee Bogacz hopes to remain a resource for educators.
The co valedictorians at Minooka Community High School were Gabrielle Kics and Rachel Karceski. The salutatorian was Caleb Getz.
This year’s student speakers were Alexa Hadley (Lincoln-Way Central), Jenan Halawa (Lincoln-Way East) and Jack Towner (Lincoln-Way West).
“No matter how difficult it might be to pick yourself back up, please learn from your failure and choose to be better – but only better than yourself and for yourself,” Lillian Borbas said during her commencement speech from the Romeoville High School football field.
In advance of Joliet Catholic Academy’s graduation ceremony on May 21, Luke Pekol and Zach Pekol briefly commented on their post-graduation plans and offered advice to incoming high school freshman.