Will County Health Department reports 41,169 COVID cases

The Will County Health Department on Wednesday reported 41,169 Coronavirus cases, an increase 169 from Tuesday, while reported deaths increased by seven to 552.

Girl Scouts open Micro Food Pantry in Romeoville

thetimesweekly.com On November 12, the Village of Romeoville added another food pantry option for residents, courtesy of Girl Scout Troop 71503. The micro pantry is located inside the Romeoville branch of the White Oak Library (201 W. Normantown Road) near ...

Romeoville votes to waive business license fee for food establishments

To assist the Romeoville service industry, the Village Board has voted to waive the 2021 business license fee for food establishments, including restaurants and bars. This is intended to provide additional relief to a segment of the village economy that ...

Superintendent Rachel Kinder pause extended for return of Pre-Kindergarten-5th Grade Students

With our sights set on the return of additional students to in-person learning, we remain vigilant in monitoring the community health metrics related to COVID-19. Currently, Region 7, Will County, and immediate community ZIP Code data trends continue to increase ...

Romeoville reopens Conservation Park after renovation

Thetimesweekly.com Originally built in 2002, Conservation Park (524 W. Belmont) recently underwent a renovation, bringing in a new playground, pathways, landscaping, security lighting, and infrastructure. In addition, the fishing pavilion and shelter received a new coat of paint.

First day back to in-person learning

About 300 District 202 multi-needs special education students returned to in-person learning on October 26, 2020.

Will County follows national trend in early vote totals

Like no other time in recent history, votes have poured into Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry’s office and Election Day is still five days away. “The number of returns has been unprecedented,” Staley Ferry’s Chief of Staff Charles Pelkie ...

District 202 latest school district to put the brakes on in-class learning

Students across Will County and throughout Illinois have been kept out of their classrooms for various lengths of time since the Coronavirus pandemic hit in March. All of them shut down for the remainder of the last school year at ...

COVID grants available for Romeoville businesses

The Village of Romeoville is once again offering an Economic Support Grant to their business community. The grant aims to provide assistance to local restaurants that have had business interruptions due to COVID-19 related closures. Grants in the amount of ...

District 86 to continue remote learning into the new year

Joliet Public Schools District 86 students will continue learning remotely from home until at least the middle of January, district officials said earlier this week. Meanwhile Valley View School District 365U students will soon transition to more in-person learning in ...

School districts moving closer to in-person learning

More school districts throughout Will County are moving closer to bringing students back into classrooms with safety precautions in place to protect both staff and students from the continued threat of the Coronavirus. The Troy Community School District 30-C school ...

‘Deconstructing Stereotypes’ exhibit now open at Isle a la Cache Museum

Stereotypes that impact Native peoples, ranging from mascots and casinos to addiction and treaty rights, will be examined in an exhibit now open at Isle a la Cache Museum in Romeoville.

Workforce Center of Will County to host drive-thru job fair in Romeoville today

Due to the continued success of its drive-thru job fairs, the Workforce Center of Will County (WCWC) will be hosting an event from 4 until 6 p.m. today at the Romeoville Village Hall, 1050 W. Romeo Road.

More than 1,400 voters cast ballots in Will County

Hundreds of people turned out to cast their ballots on the first day of early voting in Will County last week. According to officials, more than 500 showed up to vote last Thursday on the first day of early voting.

A peek inside the virtual classroom

Families across Will County are all dealing with children learning from home, looking at teachers and their fellow classmates on computer screens as the Coronavirus pandemic has forced many school districts to delay in-person learning until October, and some even ...