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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.

Will County now taking requests for CARES funding applications

Will County, like all counties in Illinois and throughout the country, received a substantial amount of federal money to assist non-profit organizations and small businesses to local governments, farms, homeless shelters and food pantries adversely impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.

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.

Bolingbrook mayor to retire at end of July

Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar is getting ready to bid adieu. Claar announced earlier this month that he would not seek re-election to another term and will retire from the office on July 31st to spend more time with his family.

Contract tracing kicks into high gear Monday

The Will County Health Department will be ramping up its contact tracing program for COVID-19 on Monday utilizing what department officials are calling a “best practice” for tracking communicable diseases.

School districts about to embark on new frontier of teaching

Throughout Will County school district boards are adopting plans for re-opening schools in the fall in ways very different from any other previous school years. The Coronavirus pandemic has turned everything upside down and schools are no exception.

School districts move ahead with unique plans to reopen

As school districts across Will County scramble to adopt plans to reopen schools in the fall and bring students back into classrooms as part of Phase 4 of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Restore Illinois Plan some parents are somewhat apprehensive.

Joliet interim City Manager resigns

Joliet interim City Manager Steve Jones has resigned his position. The Joliet City Council went into executive session after a very heated meeting on Tuesday night that included some angry exchanges between Jones and Mayor Bob O’Dekirk.

Will County board member to again run for Bolingbrook mayor

For the second time, Will County Board member Jackie Traynere (D-Bolingbrook) plans to run for mayor of Bolingbrook. Traynere will likely face incumbent Mayor Roger Claar, a staunch Republican who has served as Bolingbrook’s mayor for more than 30 years.

Joliet casinos reopen under Illinois Gaming Board guidelines

After nearly four long months and huge revenue losses for the state and the City of Joliet, casinos are back in business. The Illinois Gaming Board’s suspension of casinos and video gaming operations has been lifted as of July 1. ...

Police searching for man involved in aggravated battery complaint

The Will County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance from the public regarding the identification of a suspect involved in an aggravated battery complaint. Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a battery complaint at Shades of Darkness Window Tinting, located at 13957 ...

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