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Protestors hold rally in downtown Joliet in response to killing of George Floyd

A number of retailers as well as restaurants and bars with outdoor seating throughout Will County and Illinois open their doors to customers on Friday for the first time since the stay-at-home orders were put in place in March as ...

Reported coronavirus cases in Will County increase by 158 over two day period

The number of reported confirmed coronavirus cases in Will County increased by 158 from Wednesday to Friday when the total reached 5,459 and number of deaths from the virus within the same period from the virus increased by five to ...

Romeoville businesses reopen today

Romeoville businesses will enter into Phase 3 of Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan today. This means, as long as they follow Illinois Department of Public Health safety guidelines, non-essential businesses like manufacturing, barbershops, and salons can reopen, village officials said.

Promenade Bolingbrook reopens today

With the State of Illinois health directive moving into Phase 3 of its Restore Illinois reopening plan, The Promenade Bolingbrook will open and welcome the public back to the center at 11 a.m. May 29.

Excitement builds for businesses to reopen

Things are about to change for some businesses in Will County and the rest of the state and that change is coming on Friday, according to Gov. J.B. Pritzker. That has many in Will County excited, as they are more ...

Will County property owners get more time to pay taxes

Property owners in Will County will be getting a reprieve on their tax bills as many struggle to make ends meet during the coronavirus pandemic. The Will County Board on Thursday voted to provide relief to property taxpayers.

Outdoor dining, with restrictions, will soon be allowed throughout Illinois

Restaurants and bars throughout Will County and the state will be allowed to provide outdoor dining to customers on May 29 under Phase 3 of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Restore Illinois Plan.

Historical Museum officials to reopen Joliet Prison for tours

Anticipating updated public health guidelines via Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Restore Illinois Plan, those in charge of the Joliet Area Historical Museum plan to reopen the Old Joliet Prison Historic Site at 9 a.m. June 1st. The prison, they said, will ...

Bolingbrook nursing home continues to have highest number of COVID-19 cases in Will County

A nursing home in Bolingbrook this past week once again had the most confirmed coronavirus cases than any other in Will County, surpassing another facility in Joliet.

Joliet officials await response from Pritzker on outdoor dining proposal

Restaurants in Joliet with outdoor dining or the ability to create outdoor dining could soon be able to do so under a plan unveiled Friday by Mayor Bob O’Dekirk. The plan was submitted to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office for approval ...

State grant assist hotels, food and beverage businesses

A number of hospitality small businesses in Will County are set to receive a much-needed economic boost from the state in the form of some grant funding.

Area schools rank on US News Best High Schools list

Both of Valley View School District 365U’s high schools, Romeoville HS and Bolingbrook HS have been named to the U.S. News & World Report Annual Rankings of America’s Best High Schools. Romeoville HS is ranked 148th in the state of ...

Silver Cross Hospital participates in clinical plasma trial to treat COVID-19

Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox recently became the area’s first hospital to offer an investigational treatment for patients with COVID-19 called Convalescent Plasma Therapy.

COVID-19 testing delivered

A mobile unit provided by the Will County Health Department’s Community Health Center is hitting the streets throughout the county offer coronavirus testing at everywhere from churches to nursing homes and childcare sites.

Giving Tuesday Now shines spotlight on need for nonprofits

Forced isolation, people out of work and many businesses having to close their doors due to a failing economy all adds up to a tough time for nonprofit organizations. Just like for profit businesses, many non-profits are struggling during this ...

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