January 23, 2013 9:54PM
Updated: February 25, 2013 11:34AM
50 years ago, 1963
City officials and the Joliet Park District commissioners met to discuss plans to hire a forester for the control of Dutch elm disease and to replace diseased trees. The city so far has removed some 5,000 diseased trees on city property and the park district has lost some 1,500 trees. The forester would supervise the removal and replacing of trees as well as trimming and preventive measures.
25 years ago, 1988
The Joliet monk, the Rev. Gregory Petruska, is appealing to Pope John Paul II in Rome for help keeping the struggling St. Mary’s Assumption School, 1009 Wabash Ave., open. Petruska said the school, which opened in 1960, is financially sound, but a representative of the diocese informed him the school would have to close in June.