Forest Preserve Board takes action that will lead to Hammel Woods Dam removal

Action taken Thursday by the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s Board of Commissioners will lead to the removal of the Hammel Woods Dam in Shorewood.

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 ...

Shorewood welcomes new businesses

Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Village of Shorewood has welcomed the following new businesses to town Red Wing Shoes 1107 Brook Forest Ave. 815-725-5583 Sells work footwear, accessories, and care products.

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.

District 202 staff prepares schools for in-person learning

Plainfield School District 202 administrators plan to update the Board of Education on Monday on plans for returning to in-person learning. Information will be shared publicly at the Board meeting and posted online after the meeting.

Forest Preserve police reunite lost tortoise with owners

A pet tortoise that was lost in Hammel Woods was successfully reunited with its Shorewood family after a Forest Preserve District of Will County police officer helped solve the missing reptile case.

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 ...

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 ...

Restaurant, bar owners angered over Pritzker's new restrictions related to COVID

A letter written on behalf of bar and restaurant owners throughout Will County has been sent to Gov. J.B. Pritzker in opposition to his imposing further restrictions on businesses in response to a rising Coronavirus positivity rate.

Shorewood-Troy public library assists COVID mitigation efforts

thetimesweekly.com As our Region works together to reduce COVID transmission, the library is doing our part to help our community. Effective Wednesday, August 26, 2020, Shorewood-Troy Public Library began reducing the total number of people allowed in the library to ...

Small business in Will County can now apply for County's CARES Act funding

Small business owners and farmers impacted by COVID-19 in Will County can now apply for financial assistance administered by the county. The county began accepting applications for the funding from small businesses an farmers on Monday. Applications will be accepted ...

District 365U students will start the school year learning from home

Students from another large school district in Will County will be starting the new school year learning remotely from home. The Valley View School District 365U Board of Education on Thursday voted 5-2 in favor of a full remote learning ...

Voter registration event set for Saturday in Joliet

Speak Up and Vote is hosting a Voter Registration Kick Off from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at 6 Corners, U.S. Route 30 and Raynor Avenue, Joliet. Speak Up and Vote is a grassroots movement encouraging the people of Joliet ...

Public input sought at this week’s Moving Will County workshop

Any Will County residents interested in voicing concerns and hearing what the future holds when it comes to trucking issues are encouraged to attend a virtual workshop this week.

Shorewood Mayor COVID-message: Village wide Clean up Day July 28th

During this clean up, unlimited amounts of household waste refuse materials, including bulky items such as furniture and mattresses, will be collected on our regular pick up day. Looking for Job Opportunities? Visit the Virtual Community Job Board for a ...