Will County


Will County Health Department reports 135 new COVID cases

The Will County Health Department on Tuesday reported 65,174 COVID cases, an increase of 135 from Monday, while the number of deaths increased by one to 891.

Big changes coming for Illinois Criminal Justice System

Gov. JB Pritzker signed landmark legislation on Monday that transforms Illinois’ criminal justice system, and builds on efforts to create a more equitable and safe criminal justice system, state officials said. This landmark legislation ends a pretrial detention system that ...

Will County Republicans vote to censure Rep. Kinzinger

Will County is truly a microcosm of the country in myriad ways, and the same holds true for the county’s politics as evident from what happened this past week to a certain Republican U.S. House Rep. Throughout the country, Republicans ...

Wayfair to open fulfillment center in Romeoville

BOSTON, Mass. – Wayfair Inc. (NYSE:W), one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home, on Friday announced plans to open a new 1.2 million square foot fulfillment center in Romeoville. The new facility, to be located on 60 ...

Rental assistance coming for Will County residents

The Will County Board on Thursday voted to begin negotiations with the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) to coordinate Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) for individuals and families struggling to pay rent in Will County.

Snowstorm hits communities leaving few places to put snow

The snowstorm that began over the weekend and continued through Tuesday morning hit Joliet hard, dropping nearly 20 inches of snow on the city, and kept city crews working around the clock cleaning streets.

Health officials steadily vaccinating residents as more supply is delivered

When people heard the Food and Drug Administration approved vaccines for the coronavirus, many thought the end was in sight from the pandemic nightmare. But it appears the bad dream is not over as Health departments, pharmacy’s are grappling with ...

Joliet to seek disaster funding to cover snow removal, other related costs

The snowstorm that began over the weekend and continued through Tuesday morning hit Joliet hard, dropping nearly 20 inches of snow on the city, and kept city crews working around the clock cleaning streets.

Illinois State Trooper struck while assisting after a traffic crash

The Illinois State Police are investigating a two-vehicle traffic crash that occurred late Monday afternoon on Interstate 55 northbound near Illinois Route 30 that also resulted in a state trooper being injured.

Will County Board Members celebrate Valentine's Day with Sunny Hill residents, staff

Will County Board Members arranged for 350 flowers from a local florist to be delivered to Sunny Hill Nursing Home residents and staff this Feb. 14th. Under constant stress and threat of COVID-19, the last year has presented new challenges ...

Joliet Iron Works exhibit opens at Isle a la Cache Museum

One of the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s most intriguing preserves now has its own museum exhibit showcasing the people who kept the downtown Joliet Iron Works plant humming a century ago.

Will County Health Department bombarded with calls about COVID vaccine

Faced with a deluge of calls from residents seeking information about how to receive the COVID vaccine, Will County officials plan to spend $1.6 million to open a new call center.

Health Department gets help with COVID-19 call center

In a special meeting the Will County Board authorized a contract for a new COVID-19 call center to assist the Will County Health Department with their call response. The Health Department has been inundated with inquiries in the last few ...

Extreme cold in the forecast

Current forecasts for the upcoming weekend in Joliet and the surrounding communities call for potentially hazardously low cold temperatures and life-threatening wind chills. This is extremely dangerous weather and serious precautions should be taken.

Action key for organization making ‘Black History’ in Joliet

Black Americans experienced what could only be described as a mixed bag of emotions in this past year. There were nationwide protests in response to the killing of George Floyd by a police officer who kneeled on his neck during ...