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County Health Dept. working diligently to get community COVID vaccinations

thetimesweekly.com The Will County Health Department (WCHD) is asking for patience from the senior community and their families during the still very young “Vaccine Stage” of the “Covid-19 Pandemic Response.” Shortly before Christmas, WCHD placed a survey on its website, ...

Obesity increases odds of a bad bout with COVID-19

New Lenox - Obesity is a serious issue in America, affecting some three-quarters of the population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To make matters worse, experts say those who are obese have a greater chance not ...

Health Department's COVID-19 vaccine registration survey now available

While it will be a while into the new year before COVID-19 vaccine is being given to the general public, WCHD (Will County Health Department) has established a survey registration link that is accessible on their website.

Rapid Covid testing for organizations with licensed health professional available

thetimesweekly.com As we move into the vaccine era of the Coronavirus pandemic, it is very important to remember that full attention to testing as much as possible will remain important all the way to the finish line. One way to ...

Will County Health Department reports 464 new COVID cases

As the country awaits the release of COVID vaccine distribution to get underway, Coronavirus cases continue to rise. The Will County Health Department on Wednesday reported 44,464 COVID cases, an increase of 464 from Tuesday, and seven additional deaths, bringing ...

Will County Community Health dental clinic adds some major advances

The WCCHC (Will County Community Health Center) Dental Clinic, located at 1106 Neal Avenue in Joliet, has announced some special improvements through the help of an Oral Health Grant. While the changes include new patient chairs for three examination rooms, ...

Civil Rights groups escalate fight against high prescription drug costs

TriceEdneyWire.com – D. B. Wright, former head of a non-profit religious organization in Washington, D.C., was well taken care of by his leadership board. He enjoyed an employment package that included full health care among other benefits. “Being gainfully employed ...

District 202 extends remote learning

Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202 is extending its “adaptive pause” until at least the end of first semester as the COVID-19 metrics continue to spike

State's Mobile Unit to offer COVID testing in Joliet through end of Week

The State's Mobile Unit is scheduled to be offering COVID-19 testing through the rest of the week in Joliet.

Supreme Court scheduled to hear arguments on the Affordable Care Act

The Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as “Obamacare,” is on the line, and so is health insurance for millions of Americans as the U.S. Supreme Court will review the law on Tuesday, November 10. With a 6-3 conservative super-majority, ...

125 years and counting

The timesweekly.com It seems hard to imagine, but COVID-19 isn't the first pandemic Silver Cross Hospital has faced in its long and vibrant history. The hospital's healthcare heroes of more than a century ago cared for patients during the global ...

Restrictions could impact area restaurants hardest with rising COVID cases

Gov. J.B. Pritzker late last week announced new COVID mitigations for Will and Kankakee counties that include no indoor service at bars and restaurants and group meetings limited to 25 people.

Will County has returned to Orange warning level for COVID activity

Five weeks after being dropped from the IDPH (Illinois Department of Public Health) list of state counties at the warning level, and four weeks after additional mitigations were dropped for Illinois' Region 7 (Will and Kankakee Counties), Will County again ...

Will County Health Department reports 652 new COVID cases since Friday

Health officials from across the state and locally are sounding the alarm as COVID cases are again surging and Will County is among a number of counties now at level Orange, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

IDPH warns Will County has moved to Orange warning level due to rising COVID numbers

Five weeks after being dropped from the IDPH (Illinois Department of Public Health) list of state counties at the warning level, and four weeks after additional mitigations were dropped for Illinois’ Region 7 (Will and Kankakee Counties), Will County again ...