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Illinois daycare workers mandated to get COVID vaccines

UPDATED STORY Daycare workers in Illinois will soon face mandatory COVID vaccines or weekly COVID testing if not fully vaccinated by early January 2022. There are 175 daycare facilities in Will County, according to countyoffice.org. To prevent further spread of ...

Patients counting on blood and platelet donors as shortage continues

TTW Newswire With Thanksgiving and the holidays approaching, the American Red Cross urges donors to continue to make and keep appointments now and in the weeks ahead to help overcome the ongoing emergency blood and platelet shortage that has significantly ...

Will County Clerk honored for ‘Excellence in County Government’

The Illinois State Crime Commission announces that Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry has been chosen to receive its honor for Excellence in County Government at its upcoming dinner reception at Barraco’s in Orland Park on Nov. 4.

Will County Health safety guidelines for Halloween, fall activities

TTW Newswire The Will County Health Department (WCHD) is updating guidance by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to help people celebrate Halloween and other Fall festivities more safely, as the County continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. “We ...

Silver Cross Hospital, Lewis University partner on student loan repayment support

With a shared commitment to the future of the nursing profession, Silver Cross Hospital has partnered with the Lewis University College of Nursing and Health Sciences to provide student loan repayment support of up to $27,000 for Lewis nursing graduates ...

Pritzker outlines preparations for anticipated approval of COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11

With nearly 6.2 million children nationwide testing positive for COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic, Governor JB Pritzker on Monday outlined the coordinated statewide efforts to prepare for the anticipated approval of the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5-11.

Safety guidelines for Halloween and other fall activities to keep families healthy

The Will County Health Department (WCHD) has released updated guidance by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to help people celebrate Halloween and other Fall festivities more safely, as the County continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Forest Preserve's month 'Buzz' show airs this week on YouTube

October’s episode of “The Buzz,” the Forest Preserve District’s monthly nature show, highlights Hickory Creek Preserve, fun forest floor facts, and tips for building a successful fire. The show will air at 8:30 p.m. this Wednesday, October 27, on the ...

Shining a light on military caregivers

The Will County Board is looking to increase support and funding for caregivers of disabled veterans and service members by becoming a Hidden Heroes community. The Board passed a resolution Thursday that moves the County closer to that designation. Hidden ...

State officials give update on I-80 corridor project

State officials visited Will County on Monday to recommit to a six-year plan aimed at a complete overhaul of the Interstate 80 corridor. Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation joined by local officials introduced the six-year plan ...

Partnership for a Healthier America’s Healthy Hunger Relief Initiative gets boost

Northern Illinois Food Bank has joined the Partnership for a Healthier America’s (PHA) Healthy Hunger Relief initiative to further uplift the health and well-being of those in Northern Illinois. The Food Bank will work with PHA – the national nonprofit ...

Lewis program explores Civil Rights in ‘Our Backyard’

The Lewis University History Department and the College of Humanities, Fine Arts, and Communications invite the public to “Unvarnished: Civil Rights in Our Backyards.” The Fall 2021 James and Mary Clare Sczepaniak Endowed Lecture at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 26 ...

State officials commit to spending $1.2 Billion on I-80 Corridor improvement project

State officials visited Will County on Monday to recommit to a six-year plan aimed at a complete overhaul of the Interstate 80 corridor. Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation were joined by local officials and community leaders ...

Forest Preserve District purchases Bolingbrook property

The Forest Preserve District's Board of Commissioners voted October 14 to acquire the Hidden Oaks Nature Center and Hidden Lakes Historic Trout Farm site in Bolingbrook.

Will County offers residents Spay, Neuter discounts for pet’s

Thetimesweekly.com Will County residents who have their pets spayed or neutered at participating veterinary clinics in October can receive a $40 county-sponsored discount. The discount applies for up to two animals per household and is exclusively for pet owners who ...

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