Hello, and Welcome to Joliet Patch!

Joliet Patch is now live! Our site provides news, information and community interaction exclusively for an audience interest in what's happening in the city of Joliet.

What will you find at Joliet Patch?

  • Town News - Breaking news, school & sports info, crime reports and stories about your neighborhood.
  • Events - Find things to do around town with our calendar of local happenings. Or post your own event, free.
  • Directory - Browse, rate & review local businesses. We put every place around town at your fingertips.
  • Community - Interact! Post photos, comments, discover deals, volunteer and much more.

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Jessie Kaufman May 31, 2012 at 07:52 PM
Karen Sorensen (Editor) May 31, 2012 at 07:57 PM
Thank you -- we're thrilled to be up and running!
Katra Knoernschild May 31, 2012 at 08:05 PM
Congrats on your launch.
Bobby Brandolino May 31, 2012 at 08:25 PM
Very nice!!!!!
Michael Sewall (Editor) May 31, 2012 at 08:41 PM
Congrats, guys! You'll make a great team. I know a lot of the New Lenox readers are excited for their neighbors to the west.
Jacklyn Countryman May 31, 2012 at 09:53 PM
I live in unincorporated Troy Township so I have been enjoying the Shorewood Patch and now I will also Welcome the Joliet Patch into my computer. I like to read real "local" information on Patch that pertains to where I live and no longer work but am enjoying retirement. Hi Joe!
Carole Buckner May 31, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Congratulations. The team's great and the readers fortunate.
Jean May 31, 2012 at 11:28 PM
I love the Plainfield Patch and am looking forward to reading the Joliet Patch as well!
jim traut May 31, 2012 at 11:45 PM
welcome joliet patch good luck and lots of success
Karen Sorensen (Editor) June 01, 2012 at 12:30 AM
Hey, Carole! So glad to hear from you. Thanks for the kind words...
Karen Sorensen (Editor) June 01, 2012 at 12:31 AM
Hi, Jean -- So glad to have you on board. I hope we'll see your name all over Joliet Patch!
Karen Sorensen (Editor) June 01, 2012 at 12:33 AM
From your mouth to God's ear, as the saying goes. Thanks for the words of support, Jim!
Denise Williams June 01, 2012 at 12:35 AM
Congratulations! As a resident of that infamous area known as 'Jolifield' and a stone's throw from Shorewood, I feel like my entire local area is now covered!
Linda Ozbolt June 01, 2012 at 12:40 AM
I look forward to reading Joliet Patch every day. Your site looks great - and I'm sure the three of you will continue to do a fantastic job. Congratulations!
Karen Sorensen (Editor) June 01, 2012 at 01:13 AM
Hey, Denise -- I hope you saw your blog on today's site. Looking forward to seeing more from you in the future!
Dawn Aulet (Editor) June 01, 2012 at 01:41 AM
Thanks to everyone for the kind words. We are all excited to be covering Joliet!
Shannon Antinori (Editor) June 01, 2012 at 02:27 AM
The site looks great already. Congratulations to everybody. I'm so glad Joliet has a Patch!
Debbie Craig Greene June 01, 2012 at 12:36 PM
Beautiful! Can't wait to see more! And thanks Dawn for using Pilcher Park!!!
Mary Compton June 01, 2012 at 07:32 PM
KAREN.....CONGRATULATIONS ! Who would guess the talented crew would be back together again! I can't wait to see you at Patch gatherings. Best always !
Karen Sorensen (Editor) June 01, 2012 at 09:22 PM
Mary -- tell me more about your gig! Send me a note at karen@patch.com.
Chris Pool June 05, 2012 at 11:18 AM
You couldn't have hired a better man to handle sports at the patch than Ron Kremer. An outstanding journalist that know how to tell a great story in his writing. Looking forward to Ron's column!


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