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Upgrades coming to local libraries

Libraries will use the grants from the secretary of state’s office to help fund new services and products, such as audiobooks, adult programming, dual language materials and more.

Opioid use on the rise in area communities

In seeking donations from potential donors, officials from the MorningStar Mission in Joliet in a recent email said, “hundreds of our Joliet and Will County neighbors die of opioid overdoses each year.” They went on to discuss the recovery programs ...

Will County officials address rising opioid use

With a 37 percent increase in opioid overdose deaths across the U.S, Will County officials are working to bring awareness to Illinois' overdose and addiction health crisis.

Connor, Loughran Cappel attend Outdoor Storytime

A pair of local legislators recently took some time out of their schedules to read to children. State Senator John Connor (D-Lockport) and State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood) attended Outdoor Storytime at the Fountaindale Public Library on July 15 ...

Will County board member’s middle son found dead in Iowa

Cameron Harris, the 21-year-old son of Will County board member Ken Harris (D-Bolingbrook), was found dead on June 28 in Iowa.

Summer festivals slowly coming back

Following a year where there were no beers brewing, bands playing music or crafters selling because of a raging global pandemic, some festivals are back in full swing this summer. Plainfield Fest has been scheduled from Friday, July 16, to ...

Vaccine drive to honor memory of Bolingbrook girl

Submitted story A new COVID-19 Vaccination Drive featuring the parents of Dykota Morgan, a 15 year-old Bolingbrook teen who lost her life to COVID-19, has been launched by the Will County Health Department to encourage African American parents to get ...

Mobile Workforce Center July schedule

Thetimesweekly.com The July schedule for the Workforce Services Division of Will County Mobile Workforce Center offers seven stops weekly. The mobile unit travels throughout Will County to help residents with resume development, cover letters and job applications. The workforce center ...

Plenty of reasons to celebrate Juneteenth this year

From Joliet to Bolingbrook and beyond, many are gearing up to celebrate what is on its way to becoming a national holiday.

Vaccine drive to be held to honor memory of Bolingbrook girl

A compelling new COVID-19 Vaccination Drive featuring the parents of Dykota Morgan, a 15 year-old Bolingbrook teen who lost her life to COVID-19, has been launched by the Will County Health Department to encourage African American parents to get themselves ...

Free summer meals program for kids 18 and under begins

VVSD Nutrition Services is once again offering FREE summer meals for anyone under 18 years old throughout the Bolingbrook and Romeoville communities. VVSD Kids Meals will be available at Door #1 Monday- Friday from 10-11 am at the following schools: ...

DuPage Township Board approves $15 minimum wage

The DuPage Township board voted to increase the minimum wage for township employees to $15.00 per hour at its May 18th meeting. Raising the township’s minimum wage was a key objective set during the 2021 township campaign.

Residents mixed on video gaming

It is a predicament facing many communities across the State of Illinois. Towns are grappling with whether to allow video gaming inside bars, restaurants, gas stations and other establishments with hopes of increasing the coffers from the revenues these machines ...

Scaled down proms and graduations for HS seniors

April is the time of year when girls go shopping for their prom dresses and boys get fitted for their tuxedos or suits. But since the pandemic, many high school students across the country are having scaled down proms or ...

VVSD selects Care Solace to provide mental healthcare referrals for VVSD Community

Care Solace, an organization determined to calm the chaos of mental healthcare coordination, has been selected by Valley View Community Unit School District 365U to support behavioral and mental healthcare referrals for its students, families, and staff members. Care Solace ...

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