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Plainfield makes census count

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the self-response rate for the Village of Plainfield in completing the 2020 census is up from 10 years ago. Amy DeBoni, community relations director, said self-response rate for the village is 82.5 percent, up from 79.4 ...

Restrictions challenge restaurants, bar owners

On the same day the Illinois Department of Public Health dropped Will County from the state’s warning list of regions nearing a Coronavirus positivity rate of 8 percent, some area Republicans held a press conference to denounce Coronavirus statistics from ...

Plainfield plans for winter outdoor dining

As the leaves begin to fall and the temperature drops, the Village of Plainfield is making plans to allow restaurants to continue outdoor dining activities into the fall and winter seasons. Currently, restaurants and bars are prohibited from offering indoor ...

Illinois Lottery Instant Ticket Funds Homelessness prevention programs

The Illinois Lottery’s new instant ticket, “Cupcake Cash,” has a purpose as sweet as its name – all profits from the specialty ticket go toward combating homelessness. “Cupcake Cash” is the second annual ticket that the Illinois Lottery has launched ...

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 ...

Joliet City Council hears more demands for police reform

Some Joliet residents on Tuesday made it clear they want police reform in the city. Body cameras for officers, police reform and other issues related to the Joliet Police Department were discussed recently among members of the city council’s Public ...

Senior Services of Will County expands services to Romeoville

thetimesweekly.com One of the largest partnerships between the nonprofit, retail, government and private sectors is taking place in Romeoville. Many local residents know the property as the previous Target building located at 349 S Weber, but it has a new ...

Biden campaign & DNC announce new Vote-By-Mail features on IWillVote.com

On Monday, Sept. 14, the Joe Biden for President campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) have announced new features on IWillVote.com – the DNC’s voter participation website – that will help voters easily request and return their ballot by ...

Drive-through job fair

The Workforce Center of Will County will host a drive-through job fair from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Frankfort Township office building, 11000 W. Lincoln Highway, Frankfort. Rain date for the event is Sept. 30. Workforce ...

Palmer appointed County Board Chief of Staff

Nick Palmer, former top aide for the late Will County Executive Larry Walsh Sr., has been named Chief of Staff for the 26-member county board. Will County Board Speaker Mimi Cowan (D-Naperville) named Palmer to the position and said he ...

Winfrey to give Will County State of County Address on Thursday

Will County interim Executive Denise Winfrey will deliver the 2020 State of the County address on Thursday. The address will be delivered at Thursday’s Will County Board meeting and Winfrey plans to highlight the accomplishments in the past year and ...

Economic recovery $825,000 grant awarded for job creation

thetimesweekly.com State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) is encouraging people who lost work during the ongoing public health crisis to take advantage of jobs brought to the 49th District by an $825,000 economic recovery grant.

High school students 16 and older can be election judges

District 202 students 16 years and older can serve as an election judge because of recent changes in state law.

Foster co-hosts Census Caravan through Joliet

The Census 2020 campaign will moved into high gear in Joliet late last week. Congressman Bill Foster (D-Illinois) co-hosted a Census Caravan in the city Friday morning with local elected officials, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant ...

Elwood files Temporary Restraining Order to stop NorthPoint Development

The Village of Elwood has filed a Temporary Restraining Order against the City of Joliet and East Gate - Logistics Park Chicago to prevent the annexation and subsequent construction of the NorthPoint development. A hearing is scheduled for Sept. 24.

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