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  • Historic Preservation Award: Nominations Due Soon!

    Nominations for the Annual Joliet Historic Preservation Award are due March 1, 2019. The City of Joliet bestows this annual award, which recognizes properties that have undergone recent exterior and/or interior preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, adaptive use, or sympathetic additions.

    02/20/2019 2:39 PM

  • From the Office of Joliet Mayor O’Dekirk Regarding the DesPlaines River I-80 Bridge

    Statement from Joliet Mayor O'Dekirk regarding the IDOT report on the structural integrity of the Interstate Highway 80 bridge over the DesPlaines River and his action plan in the event of full or partial failure of the bridge structure.


  • Bridge Weight Restriction

    The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling in the Joliet area that the Jackson Street Bridge over the Des Plaines River will be restricting single vehicles to 23 tons and combination vehicles to 41tons.

    02/08/2019 2:14 PM

  • Lane Closures Approaching Moveable Bridges in Joliet Beginning Feb. 5

    Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, daytime lane closures will impact the moveable bridges over the Des Plaines River at Ruby Street (Illinois 53), Jackson Street, Cass Street (westbound U.S. 30), Jefferson Street (eastbound U.S. 30), McDonough Street (U.S. 6/U.S. 52) and Brandon Road.


  • EXTREME Cold in Forecast-Service Cancellations & Cold Weather Tips

    Current forecasts for the next 36 hours in Joliet and the surrounding communities call for potentially record breaking cold temperatures and life-threatening wind chills. Read on for cancellations and cold weather tips...

    01/29/2019 12:03 PM

  • Waste Management Early Pick Up for 1/29-2/01

    01/28/2019 11:23 AM

  • Low Temps in the Forecast for Joliet & Will County

    Extreme cold is in the forecast for the City of Joliet and Will County for the next several days. Temperatures for the next three days are expected to be in the single digits with wind chill values as low as -25 due to winds gusting as high as 30mph.


  • This Super Bowl Season, Remember: Fans Don't Let Fans Drive Drunk

    As Super Bowl LIII quickly approaches, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is teaming up with the Joliet Police Department to remind football fans that designated drivers are the best defense against the dangers of drunk driving.


  • City of Joliet Historic Preservation Awards Now Open

    Nominations for the Annual Joliet Historic Preservation Award are due March 1, 2019


  • City of Joliet Election Petitions for Candidacy

    Candidacy petitions for Mayor, Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Council Members must be filed with the Joliet Clerk's Office between Monday, December 10 and Monday, December 17 during business hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


  • Roechner headshot

    Joliet Names Al Roechner New Chief of Police

    Deputy Chief Alan M. Roechner has been permanently appointed as Joliet’s new chief of police after serving in the interim position for the past three months, Interim City Manager Martin Shanahan announced today.

    12/04/2018 7:37 PM

  • Joliet Police Department Completes 30th Annual Santa's Cops Event

    The City of Joliet commends the Joliet Police Department for their dedication to service and holiday spirit after completing their 30th annual Santa’s Cops event on Saturday, December 1, 2018.