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New Organ/Tissue donation Campaign

Secretary of State Jesse White unveiled a new ad campaign featuring a woman whose life was saved because of organ donation when she received a heart from a friend’s daughter. Tanisha Basham received her lifesaving heart from her friend’s daughter ...

Foster vote strengthens healthcare, lowers drug cost

Thetimesweekly.com Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) on Monday voted to build on the Affordable Care Act to lower health costs and prescription drug prices for all Americans by joining House Democrats to pass the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Enhancement Act. ...

Non-profits urged to apply for charitable Trust Grants $375,000 available

thetimesweekly.com A grant program to help small non-profit organizations provide food and housing assistance will begin taking applications on July 1, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said.

Education package signed into law

The state’s education package that will provide assistance and relief to teachers and schools affected by the COVID-19 pandemic has become law.

Utility assistance necessary for COVID-19 recovery

thetimesweekly.com The Illinois Commerce Commission announced the decision to approve several consumer protection measures during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, several of which State Senator Michael E. Hastings (D-Frankfort) called for as leader of the Senate’s Energy and Public Utilities working ...

State investment in schools is vital

State Senator Michael E. Hastings (D-Frankfort) along with several other state legislators supported the General Assembly’s comprehensive education package that was signed into law on last Friday. “While COVID-19 has presented our educators and students with a situation they could ...

Will County schools to reopen this fall

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Tuesday that schools throughout the state would re-open for in-person learning in the fall. What that will look like for each school in Will County remains to be seen.

Will County business owners could benefit from new grant money

State Senator Michael E. Hastings is encouraging local business owners to take advantage of available grant money via the newly created Business Interruption Grant program. The program began June 22.

Illinois AG weighs in on Supreme Courts ruling preserving DACA

Attorney General Kwame Raoul issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Illinois and a coalition of 15 other attorneys general along with several other plaintiffs against federal attempts to end Deferred Action for Childhood ...

Will County residents will get extension on utility bill disconnections

The Illinois Commerce Commission announced the decision to approve several consumer protection measures during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, several of which State Senator Michael E. Hastings (D-Frankfort) called for as leader of the Senate’s Energy and Public Utilities working group ...

Joliet could control imposing toll on Houbolt bridge extension

Should the Houbolt bridge extension become a reality, so too would a fee for using it. State Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., D-Joliet, passed legislation which would give municipalities and other local jurisdictions more control and discretion over imposing tolls on ...

Bertino -Tarrant education package signed into law

The state’s education package spearheaded by State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) that will provide assistance and relief to teachers and schools affected by the COVID-19 pandemic has become law.

Will County Republicans part of lawsuit against Governor

The Illinois Republican Party and three local Republican Party committees, including one from Will County, have filed a federal lawsuit against Gov. J.B. Pritzker over his ban on gatherings of more than 10 people. Prtitzker’s press office has labeled the ...

Vote by mail expansion, naming Election Day 2020 a holiday

An expanded vote by mail program signed into law on Tuesday will ensure Illinoisans can exercise their right to vote without compromising their health and safety, State Senator Michael E. Hastings (D-Tinley Park) said. “Though the state of Illinois has ...

AG Raoul test positive for COVID-19

Attorney General Kwame Raoul issued the following statement Tuesday after testing positive for COVID-19. After experiencing minor symptoms over the weekend, I consulted with my health care provider using telehealth services. Upon the advice of my doctor, I was tested ...

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