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Construction summer projects will put more people to work

Communities in Will County will benefit from a third $250 million installment for transportation projects as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital improvement program. Joliet is slated to receive $1.6 million; Plainfield $434,757.27; Lockport $281,080.28; Romeoville $435,844.69; Shorewood $192,164.89; and ...

Lifeline helping communities thrive

Many families in communities throughout Joliet and Will County have been struggling as a result of the ongoing health crisis. The Coronavirus pandemic has upended the local economy and in the poorest areas of the county – many who were ...

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 ...

Paddock leaves Chicagoland Speedway for Silver Cross Hospital

The former president of Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway in Joliet will now be working in the health care industry. Scott Paddock has been named Senior Vice President of External Affairs for Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.

Area hospitals gear up for rising COVID cases

As a second wave of the Coronavirus pandemic sweeps across the country, Will County has seen a substantial rise in COVID cases as well. The Illinois Department of Public Health has reported 20,657 new COVID cases for Will County and ...

125 years and counting

The timesweekly.com It seems hard to imagine, but COVID-19 isn't the first pandemic Silver Cross Hospital has faced in its long and vibrant history. The hospital's healthcare heroes of more than a century ago cared for patients during the global ...

Providence introduced a creative hybrid approach for In-person learning during Covid pandemic

thetimesweekly.com Providence Catholic High School returned to school with a unique hybrid of in-person and online instruction beginning August 24. The school has introduced technology that broadcasts classes to those students who are learning at home. “Our blended approach differs ...

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 ...

Restaurant, bar owners angered over Pritzker's new restrictions related to COVID

A letter written on behalf of bar and restaurant owners throughout Will County has been sent to Gov. J.B. Pritzker in opposition to his imposing further restrictions on businesses in response to a rising Coronavirus positivity rate.

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 ...

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 ...

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