Will County


Meeting set for Tuesday to discuss hiring interim Joliet City Manager

A special meeting of the Joliet City Council will host a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss a temporary replacement for interim City Manager Steve Jones who has resigned.

Moving Will County Project to host virtual public workshop

The Moving Will County project is a partnership between Will County and the Chicago Metropolitan Agency on Planning that combines a Truck Routing & Communities Study and a Transportation & Land Use Strategy. The goal of the project is to ...

Will County reported Coronavirus cases increase by 62 from Monday

The number of reported coronavirus cases in Will County increased by 62 from Sunday to a total of 7,340 on Monday and the number of reported deaths from the virus remained unchanged at 326, according to the Illinois Department of ...

Time fading fast for Will County school districts to be COVID ready

School Districts across Will County are scrambling to adopt plans to re-open schools in the fall and bring students back into classrooms as part of Phase 4 of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Restore Illinois Plan. How that will look remains to ...

Will County Children’s Advocacy Center to receive grants totaling $604,000

The Will County Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) has been selected to receive three grants for programs to help children who have endured sexual abuse, severe physical abuse, sexual exploitation, child pornography, neglect and exposure to violence.

Suspect charged in beating likely to face upgraded charges

A 27-year-old customer of a window tinting business in New Lenox Township is being held on a $500,000 bond after he allegedly beat the business owner who later died. Devon Ward was arrested and charged with aggravated battery in connection ...

Will County Sheriff Deputies arrest fugitive sex trafficker

A 38-year-old man from Los Angeles, Calif., stopped by Will County Sheriff’s Office police around 8:20 a.m. July 7 while heading eastbound on Interstate 80 was charged with obstructing justice and obstructing identification.

Silver Cross Urgent Care Center Now Open on New Lenox Campus

Silver Cross Urgent Care in New Lenox has officially opened its doors. The new center is located in Pavilion D, 1851 Silver Cross Blvd., on the west side of Silver Cross Hospital’s New Lenox campus, and is open for care ...

Joliet seeks outside investigation for Lurry case

A Joliet Police dash cam video from earlier this year has surfaced showing a police officer sticking a baton in a suspect’s mouth to scoop out suspected drugs while another officer held the man’s nose. That video from late January ...

Joliet interim City Manager resigns

Joliet interim City Manager Steve Jones has resigned his position. The Joliet City Council went into executive session after a very heated meeting on Tuesday night that included some angry exchanges between Jones and Mayor Bob O’Dekirk.

Reminder from Will County Clerk of listings for Established Party candidates

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry reminded Will County residents, Established Party candidates for the November 3, 2020 General Election are listed on the clerk's website.

Silver Cross Hospital names new VP, chief information officer

Silver Cross Hospital has promoted Administrative Director of Applications and Performance Management Teresa Andrea to the position of Vice President, Chief Information Officer, effective June 30.

Nurses continue to strike for fair wages from AMITA

Nurses represented by the Illinois Nurses Association who work at AMITA St. Joseph’s Medical Center, in Joliet, spent the past four days on the picket lines after going on strike July 4. The nurses have continued to picket along the ...

Will County board member to again run for Bolingbrook mayor

For the second time, Will County Board member Jackie Traynere (D-Bolingbrook) plans to run for mayor of Bolingbrook. Traynere will likely face incumbent Mayor Roger Claar, a staunch Republican who has served as Bolingbrook’s mayor for more than 30 years.

Judge delays case against brothers, investigation ongoing

Two brothers involved in a scuffle with Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk on May 31st went before Will County Judge Brian Barrett and were released from any bond as Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow has yet to file any charges ...