Local banks to administer bridge loans for small businesses

As the Coronavirus continues to turn the lives of everyone upside down, it also has had adverse impacts on businesses of all sizes throughout Will County and beyond.

Area hospitals brace for influx of patients with COVID-19

Hospitals in and around Joliet and beyond are preparing for an increase in patients as the Coronavirus continues to spread. The Will County Health Department and Community Health Center on Wednesday put the total number of cases in the county ...

National Guard sets up medical facility at Stateville

The Illinois National Guard on Wednesday set up a medical facility at Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill to treat inmates with the Coronavirus.

JJC creating, donating PPE

Employees with JJC's Health and Public Services Department over the weekend donated face masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies to local healthcare facilities.

NorthPoint public hearing rescheduled

As a result of President Trump’s continuation of social distancing standards through April 30, the City of Joliet will once again defer the public hearing regarding the NorthPoint Annexation Agreement. This hearing was originally scheduled for March 17 but was ...

Joliet Park District closed

Due to the evolving situation with COVID-19 and per the Executive Order issued March 31, 2020, all Joliet Park District facilities will remain closed through April 30, 2020.

Stateville inmates with Coronavirus taken to Saint Joseph Medical Center

A man incarcerated at the Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill is among eight new deaths from the Coronavirus in Illinois, and 18 other inmates were taken to AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, officials said.

Trump signs $2 trillion bipartisan stimulus bill

Surrounding by top cabinet members and all Republican lawmakers, President Donald J. Trump on Friday signed bipartisan legislation to provide relief to American families and workers during the coronavirus outbreak.

Will County Coronavirus confirmed cases continue to climb

The Will County Department of Public Health on Monday reported that the total number of county residents infected with the Coronavirus climbed to 224, with a total of six deaths.

Will County Health Dept. to close main office and branch to staff

Beginning Monday, March 30th, the Will County Health Department will be continuing operations but closed its doors to both clients and staff. "For the safety of our clients and staff, and due to the number of Coronavirus cases we are ...

Busey offering financial relief program to customers

For more than 150 years, Busey Bank has delivered on a promise of trusted customer relationships and community support. Busey’s storied history of supporting associates, customers and communities continues in today’s fluid, ever-evolving landscape. COVID-19 is not only impacting our ...

Will County businesses struggling to get through tough times

Business owners throughout Will County are doing what they can to stay afloat during the Coronavirus pandemic as many have been negativtely impacted from the mandatory stay-at-home order by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker. Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said small ...

Heritage Bureau encourages everyone to shop local businesses

In an effort to support local business in Joliet and the surrounding communities, the Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau is encouraging people to shop locally. During this time of uncertainty and to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the ...

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet seeks help for homeless

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet is in the process of temporarily relocating homeless shelter clients to hotels in order to keep everyone at a safe distance from one another during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Curbside pick up and delivery available

The Joliet City Center Partnership offices are closed to the public but staff are working remotely to serve the Special Service Area. Following the closure of restaurants and bars in Illinois, Joliet's community of restauranteurs quickly put together curbside pickup ...