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.

Bertino-Tarrant reminds residents to shop local this holiday season

As the holiday season quickly approaches, businesses continue to struggle to stay afloat amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. To help those businesses, State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) is urging Will County residents to shop locally.

AG Raoul joins coalition of other AGs to urge Congress to extend CARES Act

Attorney General Kwame Raoul today joined a coalition of 49 attorneys general that sent a letter urging Congress to extend the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding until the end of 2021.

State senators call for utility disconnection moratorium

Several Illinois state senators are calling on Gov. JB Pritzker to introduce a new moratorium on utility disconnections, as Illinois enters the dangerously cold part of the winter and the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated economic impact continue.

Residents reminded of winter moratorium on utility shutoffs

Attorney General Kwame Raoul today urged Illinois utility customers to be aware that state-regulated electric and natural gas utilities are prohibited from shutting off power and gas for customers under state law through the winter. All customers, regardless of financial ...

Information being sought on first responder post-retirement careers

Firefighting and law enforcement professionals typically retire at a younger age than those in other lines of work, and a new survey is attempting to gather more information on the topic to assist future retirees.

Pritzker’s Capital Grant Program awards Forest Preserve $750,000

thetimesweekly.com Gov. JB Pritzker announced 43 Illinois museums that attract more than 16 million visitors annually would receive $22.8 million in state capital investments to improve their facilities and develop new exhibits. The investments are through the Illinois Public Museum ...

Money match program to return $1.2 million to 13,000 Illinois taxpayers

The 'Money Match' program, which automatically returns lost money to Illinois residents without the usual need to gather paperwork or file a claim, is expected to return $1.2 million in unclaimed money to nearly 13,000 residents in the coming weeks, ...

Bertino-Tarrant encourages Will County fire departments to take advantage of state grants

State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) is urging area fire departments to take advantage of the state’s Small Equipment Grant program. “Our firefighters and first responders put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “This grant ...

Incumbent Democratic Congresswoman Underwood projected winner in election

Results released on Thursday from the Nov. 3 General Election showed incumbent Democratic Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (IL-14) defeated her opponent Jim Oberweis, capturing 51 percent of the total votes to Oberweis' 49 percent.

McGuire: Please think of America’s heroes

State Senator Pat McGuire (D-Joliet) issued the following statement today after Gov. JB Pritzker announced Illinois’ Region 7, which includes the Joliet area, will institute Tier 2 coronavirus mitigations following days of elevated numbers of positive cases.

Illinois legislators congratulate President-elect Biden on victory

When news of President-elect Joe Biden’s projected victory finally emerged late Saturday morning, and vote totals in enough of the key states showed he had more than the necessary 270 electoral votes to defeat incumbent President Donald Trump, cities across ...

Illinois Supreme Court Justice Tom Kilbride Statement

Illinois Supreme Court Justice Tom Kilbride released the following statement regarding the results of his retention effort, in which he received support from a majority of voters but did not meet the 60 percent threshold required: “Though votes continue to ...

Foster easily defeats Republican opponent to win another term

Incumbent Democratic Congressman Bill Foster handedly won re-election to another term in Illinois' 11th Congressional District, defeating Republican opponent Rick Laib

McGuire urges COVID-19 cooperation

State Senator Pat McGuire (D-Joliet) encourages businesses and nonprofit organizations to utilize state and federal economic assistance as a COVID-19 surge threatens Illinois residents and hospitals.