Will County


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.

Judge denies group's request to stop public hearing on proposed Joliet development

While the opposition to the NorthPoint development planned for Joliet continues, a group leading the charge against the plan suffered a legal blow on Wednesday when a judge denied their request for a Temporary Restraining Order.

Local School districts meeting the challenge to succeed

From keeping students engaged during online learning to concerns about them slipping academically and making sure they show up for all remote classes, there are a host of potential pitfalls that can occur when students are not physically in school.

Paddock leaves Chicagoland Speedway for Silver Cross Hospital

The former president of Chicagoland Speedway and Route 66 Raceway in Joliet will now be working in the health care industry. Scott Paddock has been named Senior Vice President of External Affairs for Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.

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.

SBA urges residents to shop local, buy local on Small Business Saturday

Saturday, November 28, 2020 is Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. The U.S. Small Business Administration encourages shoppers to shop small businesses as they are in need ...

District 202 extends remote learning

Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202 is extending its “adaptive pause” until at least the end of first semester as the COVID-19 metrics continue to spike

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 ...

Forest Preserve awarded $750,000 museum grant for Four Rivers Environmental Education Center

A $750,000 state museum grant announced Nov. 18 will be combined with existing Forest Preserve District of Will County funds to continue the process of converting Four Rivers Environmental Education Center in Channahon into a site with expanded and enhanced ...

Will County adopts balanced budget

The Will County Board on Thursday approved a balanced budget of $718 million for the upcoming fiscal year that contains no new taxes. The biggest expenditures in the budget is the additional staffing for the Circuit Clerk, Public Defender and ...

Will-Grundy Crisis Line closing after more than 40 years of serving community

The Crisis Line of Will and Grundy Counties will shut down on Nov. 30, 2020 after 44 years of helping countless residents address physical, safety, and health needs. However, Will and Grundy County families will still be able to get ...

Cannabis tax revenue resolution gains momentum in Will County

Building equity in black and brown communities throughout Joliet and the surrounding region and providing them a means to build wealth without relying on social government programs is a major theme behind a new campaign that is gaining steam in ...

Small businesses receive essential grants during pandemic closures

More than 1,900 small business owners throughout the region have applied for CARES Act grants through Will County and more than 1,000 have had grants approved for up to $15,000 each, according to Will County Board member Ken Harris (D-Bolingbrook), ...

Will County Recorder COVID response

In light of the recent developments regarding COVID-19 and our elevated cases, the Will County Recorder’s Office will be taking the following steps to limit exposure to the virus and to ensure the health and safety of our staff and ...

State's Mobile Unit to offer COVID testing in Joliet through end of Week

The State's Mobile Unit is scheduled to be offering COVID-19 testing through the rest of the week in Joliet.