Will County


Will County to return to Phase 4 of Restore Illinois plan

Governor J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Friday that Region 7, which includes the greater Will and Kankakee County areas, will return to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan at 5 p.m. Sept. 18. ...

Forest Preserve police reunite lost tortoise with owners

A pet tortoise that was lost in Hammel Woods was successfully reunited with its Shorewood family after a Forest Preserve District of Will County police officer helped solve the missing reptile case.

U.S. DOT grant adds important piece to Rock Run Development puzzle

The City of Joliet is in line to receive a big financial boost that will help move along a major 265 acre economic development project at Interstate 55 and I-80. Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (D-Illinois) on Wednesday announced that Joliet will ...

Will County Health Department reports 74 new Coronavirus cases

The Will County Health Department on Thursday reported 13,158 Coronavirus cases, an increase of 74 from Wednesday, while reported deaths from the virus increased by one to 371.

Joliet City Council hears more demands for police reform

Some Joliet residents on Tuesday made it clear they want police reform in the city. Body cameras for officers, police reform and other issues related to the Joliet Police Department were discussed recently among members of the city council’s Public ...

Senior Services of Will County expands services to Romeoville

thetimesweekly.com One of the largest partnerships between the nonprofit, retail, government and private sectors is taking place in Romeoville. Many local residents know the property as the previous Target building located at 349 S Weber, but it has a new ...

Drive-through job fair

The Workforce Center of Will County will host a drive-through job fair from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Frankfort Township office building, 11000 W. Lincoln Highway, Frankfort. Rain date for the event is Sept. 30. Workforce ...

Palmer appointed County Board Chief of Staff

Nick Palmer, former top aide for the late Will County Executive Larry Walsh Sr., has been named Chief of Staff for the 26-member county board. Will County Board Speaker Mimi Cowan (D-Naperville) named Palmer to the position and said he ...

Winfrey to give Will County State of County Address on Thursday

Will County interim Executive Denise Winfrey will deliver the 2020 State of the County address on Thursday. The address will be delivered at Thursday’s Will County Board meeting and Winfrey plans to highlight the accomplishments in the past year and ...

Economic recovery $825,000 grant awarded for job creation

thetimesweekly.com State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) is encouraging people who lost work during the ongoing public health crisis to take advantage of jobs brought to the 49th District by an $825,000 economic recovery grant.

High school students 16 and older can be election judges

District 202 students 16 years and older can serve as an election judge because of recent changes in state law.

Foster co-hosts Census Caravan through Joliet

The Census 2020 campaign will moved into high gear in Joliet late last week. Congressman Bill Foster (D-Illinois) co-hosted a Census Caravan in the city Friday morning with local elected officials, the U.S. Census Bureau, the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant ...

Pritzker announces new jobs program for out of work Illinoisans

Governor J.B. Pritzker on Thursday announced a new $16.6 million investment to expand job opportunities for Illinoisans who have lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through two new grants received from the U.S. Department of Labor, the Illinois Department ...

Will County Clerk launches new website

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry’s office’s website has been redesigned to provide citizens with easy, instant access to all the Will County Clerk’s information and services.

Joliet warehouse workers demand fair treatment during pandemic

Fed up with poor treatment from management and unsafe working conditions during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, current and former workers of the Joliet-based Mars Warehouse and its 3rd Party Logistics companies, XPO and DHL Logistics, held a protest rally and ...