Crest Hill


Sanitation worker killed during accident at food warehouse in Crest Hill

After a 41-year-old food warehouse worker was killed following an accident at a plant in Crest Hill on July 20, the Warehouse Workers for Justice group is calling out the plant for major safety concerns.

Local Crest Hill couple charged for breaching Capitol

A Crest Hill couple appeared before a U.S. District Court judge on Monday after being arrested on charges connected to breaching the Capitol building during the insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021. John Schubert Jr., 71, and his wife, Amy Schubert, ...

Crest Hill couple charged with misdemeanors for breaching Capitol

A Crest Hill couple appeared before a U.S. District Court judge on Monday after being arrested on charges connected to breaching the Capitol building during the insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021.

Will County Health Department reports 464 new COVID cases

As the country awaits the release of COVID vaccine distribution to get underway, Coronavirus cases continue to rise. The Will County Health Department on Wednesday reported 44,464 COVID cases, an increase of 464 from Tuesday, and seven additional deaths, bringing ...

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 ...

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 ...

Governor imposes stricter COVID plan for region in Will County

Gov. J.B. Pritzker makes stop in Will County at the Health Department where he presented on Tuesday, stricter measures that will avert the Coronavirus spread in the region. He explained why stricter measures need to be put in place to ...

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 ...

Joliet’s Dale Hansen to sign books at Crest Hill's Book Market

WriteOn Joliet member Dale Hansen of Joliet will chat and sign books from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at The Book Market located at 2365 Plainfield Road in Crest Hill. The event is free and open to the public.

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.

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.