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New COVID mitigations take effect today for Will County

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 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 ...

Vaping could worsen COVID’s impact

Thetimesweekly.com Prior to the start of the Coronavirus pandemic in early 2020, much of the attention of the public health community was focused upon the vaping issue, and the increased participation in vaping among young people and the dangers that ...

Health Department Officials: Vaping could worsen impact of Coronavirus

Prior to the start of the Coronavirus pandemic in early 2020, much of the attention of the public health community was focused upon the vaping issue, and the increased participation in vaping among young people and the dangers that were ...

Drug Court graduates 12 participants

thetimesweekly.com Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow has announced that 12 individuals from Will County's Drug Court graduated in a socially distanced ceremony held October 1 during which family members watched via Zoom. Glasgow commended the graduates for continuing their ...

Grant funding aimed at teen pregnancy prevention in Joliet

In July 2020, the IL Department of Human Services (IDHS) funded the Will County Health Department (WCHD) to coordinate a Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program within the city of Joliet.

Coronavirus Pandemic brings out team attitude

thetimesweekly.com The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard, as well as tragic, for so many people worldwide. But another word often heard more and more as everyone both continues and looks back on this challenge is the simple word: NEW. New ...

Health department reminder on suicide awarness

One of the major concerns during the Coronavirus Pandemic has been its impact on behavioral health issues. And there is little doubt that the scariest issue, sometimes whispered and sometimes spoken out loud, has been its possible impact on the ...

VVSD Health Services reminded about student Immunizations

In this time of great concern about the COVID-19 virus, be certain your child’s immunizations are up-to-date. This helps protect your child against disease and illness.

Strong push for pediatric flu shots during COVID

Each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) strongly recommend parents get their children vaccinated against influenza. This year both organizations agree the flu shot is more important than ever, because ...

Will County returns to Phase 4 of Restore Illinois plan

Governor J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Friday that Region 7, which includes the greater Will and Kankakee County areas, could return to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan. The move back to Phase ...

Will County Opioid overdoses rising during pandemic

One of the many negative ripple effects of the Coronavirus pandemic in Will County has been the surge in Opioid related overdoses and deaths. In 2019, there were a total of 118 deaths from Opioid overdoses in Will County and ...

Will County Opioid overdoses rising during COVID pandemic

One of the many negative ripple effects of the Coronavirus pandemic in Will County has been the surge in Opioid related overdoses and deaths. In 2019, there were a total of 118 deaths from Opioid overdoses in Will County and ...

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