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Will County Health Department reports 135 new COVID cases

The Will County Health Department on Tuesday reported 65,174 COVID cases, an increase of 135 from Monday, while the number of deaths increased by one to 891.

AG Raoul urges FCC to provide funding for remote learning

Attorney General Kwame Raoul, as part of a coalition of 30 attorneys general, on Tuesday urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to fund internet connectivity and internet-enabled devices for K-12 students whose schools are closed as a result of the ...

Pritzker signs major criminal justice reform

thetimesweekly.com Gov. JB Pritzker signed landmark legislation on Monday that transforms Illinois’ criminal justice system and builds on efforts to create a more equitable and safe criminal justice system, state officials said. This landmark legislation ends a pretrial detention system ...

Northern Illinois Food Bank Pop-Up Drive-Thru Markets

JJC is proud to team with the Northern Illinois Food Bank to offer a place for students and community members to drive through to receive groceries. Anyone in need of food assistance during this uncertain time is welcome to attend. ...

City of Joliet seeks public feedback on AXON body camera draft policy

The City of Joliet is seeking the public's commentary and feedback concerning the preliminary AXON body camera policy for the Joliet Police Department. The full draft policy is available for viewing on www.joliet.gov/publiccomment. After reading the policy, the public is ...

President Biden reopens of Obamacare enrollment

thetimesweekly.com After four years of the previous administration’s efforts to destroy the Affordable Care Act (ACA), President Joe Biden has moved swiftly to repair damage done to President Obama’s signature legislation. The Biden administration has reopened enrollment at Healthcare.gov through ...

Joliet State of City Address postponed

Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk's scheduled State of the City Address planned for Tuesday, Feb. 23 has been postponed to a future date.

Big changes coming for Illinois Criminal Justice System

Gov. JB Pritzker signed landmark legislation on Monday that transforms Illinois’ criminal justice system, and builds on efforts to create a more equitable and safe criminal justice system, state officials said. This landmark legislation ends a pretrial detention system that ...

Will County Republicans vote to censure Rep. Kinzinger

Will County is truly a microcosm of the country in myriad ways, and the same holds true for the county’s politics as evident from what happened this past week to a certain Republican U.S. House Rep. Throughout the country, Republicans ...

Wayfair to open fulfillment center in Romeoville

BOSTON, Mass. – Wayfair Inc. (NYSE:W), one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home, on Friday announced plans to open a new 1.2 million square foot fulfillment center in Romeoville. The new facility, to be located on 60 ...

Rental assistance coming for Will County residents

The Will County Board on Thursday voted to begin negotiations with the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) to coordinate Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) for individuals and families struggling to pay rent in Will County.

Plainfield, Romeoville among safest communities to live

The villages of Romeoville and Plainfield can say they are amongst the safest communities to live in the State of Illinois. Safety.com, a Web site specializing in security, financial and personal travel, chose the two communities based on categories such ...

Snowstorm hits communities leaving few places to put snow

The snowstorm that began over the weekend and continued through Tuesday morning hit Joliet hard, dropping nearly 20 inches of snow on the city, and kept city crews working around the clock cleaning streets.

Health officials steadily vaccinating residents as more supply is delivered

When people heard the Food and Drug Administration approved vaccines for the coronavirus, many thought the end was in sight from the pandemic nightmare. But it appears the bad dream is not over as Health departments, pharmacy’s are grappling with ...

Joliet Chamber initiates Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council

The Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry is launching a new council has been created with the following vision: The Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry is dedicated to actively and intentionally cultivating business workplaces to value diversity, ...

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