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Rising COVID cases prompt many school districts to continue with remote learning

Students across Will County and throughout Illinois have been kept out of their classrooms for various lengths of time since the Coronavirus pandemic hit in March. All of them shut down for the remainder of the last school year at ...

District 86 to continue remote learning into the new year

Joliet Public Schools District 86 students will continue learning remotely from home until at least the middle of January, district officials said earlier this week. Meanwhile Valley View School District 365U students will soon transition to more in-person learning in ...

School districts moving closer to in-person learning

More school districts throughout Will County are moving closer to bringing students back into classrooms with safety precautions in place to protect both staff and students from the continued threat of the Coronavirus. The Troy Community School District 30-C school ...

More than 1,400 voters cast ballots in Will County

Hundreds of people turned out to cast their ballots on the first day of early voting in Will County last week. According to officials, more than 500 showed up to vote last Thursday on the first day of early voting.

U.S. DOT grant adds important piece to Rock Run Development puzzle

The City of Joliet is in line to receive a big financial boost that will help move along a major 265 acre economic development project at Interstate 55 and I-80. Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (D-Illinois) on Wednesday announced that Joliet will ...

Palmer appointed County Board Chief of Staff

Nick Palmer, former top aide for the late Will County Executive Larry Walsh Sr., has been named Chief of Staff for the 26-member county board. Will County Board Speaker Mimi Cowan (D-Naperville) named Palmer to the position and said he ...

Will County Opioid overdoses rising during COVID pandemic

One of the many negative ripple effects of the Coronavirus pandemic in Will County has been the surge in Opioid related overdoses and deaths. In 2019, there were a total of 118 deaths from Opioid overdoses in Will County and ...

Restaurant, bar owners angered over Pritzker's new restrictions related to COVID

A letter written on behalf of bar and restaurant owners throughout Will County has been sent to Gov. J.B. Pritzker in opposition to his imposing further restrictions on businesses in response to a rising Coronavirus positivity rate.

Small business in Will County can now apply for County's CARES Act funding

Small business owners and farmers impacted by COVID-19 in Will County can now apply for financial assistance administered by the county. The county began accepting applications for the funding from small businesses an farmers on Monday. Applications will be accepted ...

District 365U Superintendent delivers message to families

Many school districts in Will County and throughout Illinois have opted to start the school year remotely as concerns about the Coronavirus have yet to subside and the number of cases are starting to edge back up again statewide. The ...

District 365U students will start the school year learning from home

Students from another large school district in Will County will be starting the new school year learning remotely from home. The Valley View School District 365U Board of Education on Thursday voted 5-2 in favor of a full remote learning ...

Voter registration event set for Saturday in Joliet

Speak Up and Vote is hosting a Voter Registration Kick Off from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at 6 Corners, U.S. Route 30 and Raynor Avenue, Joliet. Speak Up and Vote is a grassroots movement encouraging the people of Joliet ...

Public input sought at this week’s Moving Will County workshop

Any Will County residents interested in voicing concerns and hearing what the future holds when it comes to trucking issues are encouraged to attend a virtual workshop this week.

Basta becomes Bolingbrook’s acting mayor

The gavel has been passed in Bolingbrook, and the village now has a new acting mayor. Village Trustee Mary Alexander-Basta became Bolingbrook’s new acting mayor by a unanimous vote of the village board during a special meeting held Thursday.

Longtime Bolingbrook mayor to retire on Friday

Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar on Tuesday presided over his last village board meeting and bid adieu to trustees, staff and supporters as friends and family members looked on from the lawn.

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