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Romeoville proceeds with new north-south roadway

thetimesweekly.com Pinnacle Drive will soon be extended south, completing a north-south connection from Airport Road to Renwick Road. During last night’s Board Meeting, the Romeoville Village Board annexed 20 acres of property that will allow for the extension. This project ...

Trump administration cuts Food Stamps for at least 700,000

The Trump Administration has finalized implementation of new work requirement rules that would cut food stamp benefits for 700,000 Americans. The average food stamp payout is $36 per month. Though the Trump Administration estimates that under 700,000 people will be ...

Romeoville to receive $382,800 Grant

The Village of Romeoville will receive $382,800 in matching grant funds from Open Space Land And Development (OSLAD) for renovations to Lake Strini. “We are excited to provide more enhancements to this park and we are grateful to the State ...

BLK Capital Management, Black – owned, student run Hedge Fund & Non-Profit host 2020 Nat’l winter conference

Onuoha Fellowship & Scholarship Competition Launched During Conference The BLK Capital Management, non-profit organization that exposes young African Americans to the field of active investment, will host its 2020 National Conference on Friday, February 28th at the JP Morgan Headquarters ...

Seniors’ Sweet Tax Breaks Have Become a Target

As Americans begin the challenge of filling out their tax returns this year, one taxpayer demographic generally pays less than others: senior citizens. Tax breaks for seniors cost states approximately $27 billion a year and will more than double in ...

Plainfield Park District awarded $400,000 improvement grant

The Plainfield Park District has been awarded a $400,000 park improvement grant from the State of Illinois. Funds from the Open Space Land Acquisition & Development (OSLAD) grant will be used to complete a planned renovation of the Park District's ...

Your Money: No credit history? Here’s how to build one

According to a 2015 study by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, roughly one out of 10 American adults are “credit invisible,” meaning they don’t have a credit history with any of the major national credit bureaus (Equifax®, Experian®, or TransUnion®). ...

Nearly $3.5 million award for Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities of the Dioceses of Joliet will receive an award from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in the amount of $3,495,458. The funding will be provided through the HHS's Head Start and Early Head Start Office.

Romeoville Mayor Noak appointed to National League of Cities’

Romeoville Mayor John Noak has been reappointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2020 Transportation and Infrastructure Services federal advocacy committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC’s federal policy positions on issues involving transportation, including planning, ...

Your Money: If the tax cuts don't last, will your retirement funds?

Many taxpayers welcomed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 that reduced income taxes through 2025, but now some people worry about the possibility of rates going up after the act expires and how that could affect their retirement. ...

Workforce Center January workshop schedule

The Workforce Center of Will County has released the January schedule for workshops and events. From developing or updating a resume, to brushing up on interviewing skills, the center offers these services and others at no cost to Will County ...

Why teaching employees your company financials is a winning formula

In many businesses a wide gulf exists between ownership and the workforce, a disconnect that can leave employees feeling undervalued and wanting to leave. The high cost of replacing them means it's important to find ways to retain the best ...

Housing discrimination complaints reach a 24-year high

As a candidate, President Donald Trump promised if elected that deregulation of the federal government would be an administration priority. Soon after taking the oath of office, he issued an executive order requiring that all departments and agencies to eliminate ...

Workforce December workshop and events

The Workforce Center of Will County remaining December schedule for workshops and events. From developing or brushing up on interviewing skills, the center offers these services and others at no cost to Will County residents. Industry Orientation – career scholarships ...

House passes Voting Rights measure to restore portions of law gutted 2015

More than four years after sections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 were taken out by the Supreme Court and following four attempts under a House led by Republicans, Rep. Terri Sewell’s (R-Ala.) bill to reinstate voting protections has ...

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