Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Squad topples competition to win a chance to compete at State Finals May 4 at U of I.
Lemont High School’s Mathletes squad earned a berth to the 2013 Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) State Finals by winning the Joliet area regional competition on Saturday, Feb. 24, at Joliet Junior College. Lemont, which topped second-place Providence Catholic by 80 points, will compete in the ICTM Division 3AA State Finals on Saturday, May 4, on the campus of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Thanks to first-place performances in seven of ten events, Lemont finished with a team score of 466 at the Joliet regional, outscoring runner-up Providence Catholic (386), as well as Yorkville (343), Romeoville (329) and Plainfield East (263), which rounded out the top five. Lemont’s regional score ranked 19th among more …
Monday, September 10, 2012
The event is open to the public and will feature an outdoor ceremony as well as a video tribute.
Joliet Junior College will honor the memories of those who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a ceremony Tuesday at the school's main campus, 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet. The event, which is open to the public, will be held at the Alumni Bell Tower in front of the Campus Center. The Will County Sheriff’s Rifle Squad, the Joliet Police Department Color Guard and the Joliet Fire Department Pipe and Drum Unit will also participate in the outdoor ceremony, which will begin at 8:45 a.m. and should last 30 to 45 minutes. Attendees are asked to arrive no later than 8:35 a.m. A video tribute in the cafeteria will follow, as well as a presentation by Grundy County Coroner John W. Callahan, who will speak about his experience helping with …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
This year's increase was nearly 17 percent and the total increase since the 2008 levy has been about 41 percent, letter writer says.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Dear Editor, The Joliet Junior College Board unanimously approved a tax levy hike on Dec. 13. Board members Jeff May, Bob Wunderlich, Susan Klen, Dan O’Connell, Mike O’Connell and board President Barbara Delaney voted yes to the 16.94 percent increase. The levy increase was $8,008,978. Last year’s levy was $47,287,997; the levy for fiscal year 2012 is $55,296,975. This early Christmas present will significantly affect each taxpayer’s property tax bill in the new year, including those who live in Plainfield. Add this to the levy increase of about $2 million in 2010 and $5.5 million in 2009, and the total JJC levy increase since the 2008 levy -- the start of the recession -- is approximately 41 percent. This is a large tax burden while …