Foster Urges HHS to rapidly deploy COVID-19 Antibody Testing

Washington, DC - This week, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL), Congressman Ami Bera (D-CA), and Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL) led a bipartisan letter to the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and ...

Local banks to administer bridge loans for small businesses

As the Coronavirus continues to turn the lives of everyone upside down, it also has had adverse impacts on businesses of all sizes throughout Will County and beyond.

Wells Fargo Aids customers and communities impacted by COVID-19

BUSINESS WIRE - Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced additional comprehensive steps to help customers, communities and employees grappling with the impact of COVID-19. The company has suspended residential property foreclosure sales, evictions and involuntary auto repossessions. Additionally, the ...

Area hospitals brace for influx of patients with COVID-19

Hospitals in and around Joliet and beyond are preparing for an increase in patients as the Coronavirus continues to spread. The Will County Health Department and Community Health Center on Wednesday put the total number of cases in the county ...

National Guard sets up medical facility at Stateville

The Illinois National Guard on Wednesday set up a medical facility at Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill to treat inmates with the Coronavirus.

IN MEMORIAM: Civil Rights Giant Rev. Joseph Lowery of Alabama, Dies at 98

Rev. Joseph Lowery was a civil rights giant. He was a Methodist preacher, a leader of the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott, an organizer of the 1963 March on Washington and a close confidant of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. A ...

Area food pantries develop platform in Covid 19 preparedness and response

Thetimesweekly.com A number of regional not-for-profit leaders have found that collaborating has made them stronger in their ability to deliver services to families in need. West Suburban Community Pantry in Woodridge reports offering food resources to DuPage PADS for their ...

JJC creating, donating PPE

Employees with JJC's Health and Public Services Department over the weekend donated face masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) supplies to local healthcare facilities.

NorthPoint public hearing rescheduled

As a result of President Trump’s continuation of social distancing standards through April 30, the City of Joliet will once again defer the public hearing regarding the NorthPoint Annexation Agreement. This hearing was originally scheduled for March 17 but was ...

Joliet Park District closed

Due to the evolving situation with COVID-19 and per the Executive Order issued March 31, 2020, all Joliet Park District facilities will remain closed through April 30, 2020.

Stateville inmates with Coronavirus taken to Saint Joseph Medical Center

A man incarcerated at the Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill is among eight new deaths from the Coronavirus in Illinois, and 18 other inmates were taken to AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, officials said.

22nd Century Media ceases operations

A newspaper company that included a large chain of suburban papers has closed its doors and ceased operations due to an advertising crunch related to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Trump signs $2 trillion bipartisan stimulus bill

Surrounding by top cabinet members and all Republican lawmakers, President Donald J. Trump on Friday signed bipartisan legislation to provide relief to American families and workers during the coronavirus outbreak.

Will County Coronavirus confirmed cases continue to climb

The Will County Department of Public Health on Monday reported that the total number of county residents infected with the Coronavirus climbed to 224, with a total of six deaths.

Will County consolidates COVID-19 information from departments/agencies

In an effort to centralize communication from various elected officials’ offices, county departments, and agencies relating to the coronavirus crisis, the Will County Executive Office’s IT department has created a COVID-19 page on its website.