Press Releases

Apr 2, 2014 | Press Release

The City of Joliet Police Department recently completed a statistical analysis of reported violent crime data for the years 2000 through 2013 for multiple, densely populated housing complexes in the city.

Feb 24, 2014 | Press Release

The Joliet Police Department is looking for witnesses to a fatal hit & run crash that occurred on Saturday February 22, 2014 at 11:56 p.m. at Center Street and Frank Avenue in Joliet.

Jan 31, 2014 | Press Release

The National Weather Service has issued a “winter storm warning” for the Joliet area from midnight tonight, January 31 until 6:00 PM on Saturday, February 1, 2014. In anticipation of a need for additional police response due to weather-related incidents, the Joliet Police Department’s command vehicle will be stationed in the old Dominick’s parking lot at the southeast corner of Essington and Caton Farm Roads from 2:00 AM until 6:00 PM on Saturday, February 1, 2014. Motorists are asked to use this center to report any incidents of damage to personal property.

Dec 19, 2013 | Press Release

With the frigid temperatures outside, motorists may be tempted to leave their vehicle running to keep it warm or to defrost it. Whether it is left idling outside your home or at the store while running errands, this can be an invitation for thieves to target your vehicle.

Nov 27, 2013 | Press Release

The City of Joliet reminds residents to take precautions to ensure their health, safety and well-being during days of extreme temperatures.

Nov 25, 2013 | Press Release

As the winter season approaches and the possibilities of winter snow storms increases, residents are reminded of the City of Joliet snow removal policies and actions for the 2013-2014 winter season. Please take caution during any snow storm if you need to be driving on the roadways. If at all possible, please remain home during the time when it is snowing. The City of Joliet Roadways Division will be plowing to combat any storm, however, there will be hazardous conditions until all the City’s thoroughfares have been treated.

Nov 18, 2013 | Press Release

The City of Joliet and Waste Management want to remind all residents that the suspension of yard waste collection for the winter months will be effective Friday, December 6, 2013. The last day for yard waste pickup will be Friday, December 6, 2013. Yard waste collection will resume Monday, March 31, 2014.

Oct 23, 2013 | Press Release

At approximately 9:00 a.m. on October 17, 2013, 69-year old Henry Chunn from Calumet City, Illinois reportedly left a downtown business in Joliet and has not been seen or heard from since. He was last seen on video walking westbound over the Cass Street bridge.

Aug 29, 2013 | Press Release

City Manager Tom Thanas announced today that he has appointed Commander Brian Benton to the position of Chief of Police. Chief Benton has replaced Chief Michael Trafton who retired after 28 years of service with the Joliet Police Department.

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