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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.

Will County now taking requests for CARES funding applications

Will County, like all counties in Illinois and throughout the country, received a substantial amount of federal money to assist non-profit organizations and small businesses to local governments, farms, homeless shelters and food pantries adversely impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Nurses strike ends in Joliet

Nurses on Monday night approved a new contract with AMITA St. Joseph’s Medical Center, ending a 16-day strike against the hospital in Joliet hospital.

Silver Cross opens occupational health center

Silver Cross Hospital officials have announced the opening of Silver Cross Occupational Health, a program designed to keep employers and employees well, and build a healthy business climate within the community.

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.

School districts about to embark on new frontier of teaching

Throughout Will County school district boards are adopting plans for re-opening schools in the fall in ways very different from any other previous school years. The Coronavirus pandemic has turned everything upside down and schools are no exception.

School districts move ahead with unique plans to reopen

As school districts across Will County scramble to adopt plans to reopen schools in the fall and bring students back into classrooms as part of Phase 4 of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Restore Illinois Plan some parents are somewhat apprehensive.

Moving Will County Project to host virtual public workshop

The Moving Will County project is a partnership between Will County and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency on Planning that combines a Truck Routing & Communities Study and a Transportation & Land Use Strategy. The goal of the project is to ...

Suspect charged in beating likely to face upgraded charges

A 27-year-old customer of a window tinting business in New Lenox Township is being held on a $500,000 bond after he allegedly beat the business owner who later died. Devon Ward was arrested and charged with aggravated battery in connection ...

Silver Cross Urgent Care Center Now Open on New Lenox Campus

Silver Cross Urgent Care in New Lenox has officially opened its doors. The new center is located in Pavilion D, 1851 Silver Cross Blvd., on the west side of Silver Cross Hospital’s New Lenox campus, and is open for care ...

Joliet interim City Manager resigns

Joliet interim City Manager Steve Jones has resigned his position. The Joliet City Council went into executive session after a very heated meeting on Tuesday night that included some angry exchanges between Jones and Mayor Bob O’Dekirk.

Silver Cross Hospital names new VP, chief information officer

Silver Cross Hospital has promoted Administrative Director of Applications and Performance Management Teresa Andrea to the position of Vice President, Chief Information Officer, effective June 30.

Joliet casinos reopen under Illinois Gaming Board guidelines

After nearly four long months and huge revenue losses for the state and the City of Joliet, casinos are back in business. The Illinois Gaming Board’s suspension of casinos and video gaming operations has been lifted as of July 1. ...

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