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Women, Black, and Hispanic/Latino Workers Underrepresented in US Clean Energy

According to Nicole Sitaraman, policy committee chair of BOSS and vice president of strategic engagement at Sustainable Capital Advisors, "We are living in a climate crisis in which Black communities are suffering disproportionately. Clean energy industries often overlook the innovation, ...

The upsized $126.5 million SPAC will target historically undercapitalized minority business enterprises (“MBEs”) for mergers and acquisitions

Led by Mr. Shawn Rochester, Minority Equality Opportunities Acquisition Inc.'s Chairman and CEO, and Ms. Robin Watkins, its Chief Financial Officer and Secretary, the blank check company will focus its business combination search and transactions on historically undercapitalized minority-owned/controlled businesses ...

Tawny Tortoise in Plainfield closes

After more than three decades, a Plainfield institution has closed its doors for good. The Tawny Tortoise, 24012 W. Lockport St., a go-to place for area shoppers who prefer unique items for themselves or as gifts, has closed after 33 ...

Black business registrations increase during COVID Pandemic

thetimesweekly.com Several states have shown that the number of registered businesses has “more than doubled” according to analysis by the New York Times. In the month after the CARES Act was passed by Congress in March 2020, business registrations increased ...

Walmart to pay 100% of College tuition and books for Associates

Walmart has committed to pay 100% of college tuition and books for associates through its Live Better U (LBU) education program. What Started on Aug. 16, a $1 a day fee will be removed for associates, making all education programs ...

Following census data release, Republican-Led gerrymandering will commence

The U.S. Census Bureau release of data from its once-a-decade canvassing, which politicians, political watchers, and news reports indicated, promises to result in the most contentious redistricting cycle ever. Short of some hail-Mary, Democrats are sure to lose their slim ...

Pritzker signs legislation to boost pay for middle class blue collar jobs

Government is apparently intervening to ensure fair wages for a certain sector of blue collar workers. Building on efforts to protect hardworking families, Gov. JB Pritzker signed House Bill 3940 into law, ensuring that automobile mechanics at dealerships are paid ...

Plainfield moves ahead on new road project

The Village of Plainfield has started land acquisition on a much-needed new road many say will alleviate truck traffic in Will County. Following nearly three decades of meetings and negotiations, the Village of Plainfield on Monday purchased the residential home ...

$742 Million in COVID relief to roll out to communities

More than 1,250 small cities, towns, and villages across Illinois that have not already received aid from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) can apply for a share of the more than $742 million in federal funds. The funds ...

Hazardous waste, recycling made easier in Lockport

Lockport - The City of Lockport has recently expanded its service with Waste Management to include the At Your Door (AYD) Special Collection® Service. The program includes collection of many types of potentially hazardous and hard to recycle items from ...

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 ...

Plainfield search for new administrator begins

Following a month of controversy, the Plainfield Village Board is forging ahead with a nationwide search for an administrator. The board Monday approved the hiring of GovHR, a consulting firm in Northbrook, to find a candidate who will replace Brian ...

Monthly Child Tax Credit payments begin in July

President Joe Biden has declared that “help is here” for families with children who will begin receiving advanced monthly payments from the child tax credit. For tax year 2021, the Internal Revenue Service reported that families claiming the credit will ...

Bid deadline closes on Smith Family YMCA

The Will County Board on Friday was the latest to make an offer to purchase the former Smith Family YMCA on Joliet’s East Side. The board adopted a resolution on Thursday authorizing the approval and submission of a letter of ...

Multiple IDOT projects scheduled in Will County area

thetimesweekly.com The Illinois Department of Transportation has multiple improvement projects in the Will County area scheduled to get underway. The seven projects represent a total investment of more than $ 140 million for the region, with $75 million coming from ...

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