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Local families poised to reap benefits in Build Back Better Act

Thetimesweekly.com After four years of an administration that warred against the media, news outlets stand to benefit significantly in President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act. The House passed the measure on Friday following a more than 8-hour rant by ...

Plainfield acquires property for road extension

The pieces are coming together for a roadway extension project officials say will alleviate traffic throughout Will County. The Plainfield Village Board Monday authorized spending $7,500 to buy a parcel along 143rd Street near Route 59 from Ravago America Inc. ...

Community Job Fair

Community Job Fair

Why is the cost for gas so high? Illinois produces about 7M barrels of oil

TTW Newswire With gasoline prices reaching their highest levels since 2014 this fall, consumers, policymakers, and economic experts have lately turned their attention to the state of oil production in the U.S. and worldwide.

Newly remodeled Walmart Supercenter in Bolingbrook

BOLINGBROOK, IL - Bolingbrook residents will soon get a first look at the newly remodeled Walmart Supercenter at 200 S. Bolingbrook Dr., as the much-anticipated project is now complete. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 8 a.m. Friday with Bolingbrook ...

Black Wealth Summit

TTW Staff Report While inherited wealth is a common denominator in the many communities in this country, it is a rare occurrence among Black people. There is also a severe generational wealth gap. Because so many families live pay check-to-pay ...

In-person unemployment services resuming in Joliet

In-person appointments and limited unemployment services are available to residents at the Illinois Department of Employment Security office in Joliet, State Senator John Connor (D-Lockport) announced. “Working families right here in our community and all across the state have experienced ...

Joliet, Will County's first Raising Cane's restaurant

TTW Staff Report Joliet - Raising Cane's is continuing its rapid growth throughout northeast Illinois and gearing up to serve current and soon-to-be "Caniacs" in Will County! The fast-casual brand renowned for its ONE LOVE® – quality chicken finger meals ...

Women, Black, and Hispanic/Latino Workers Underrepresented in US Clean Energy

According to Nicole Sitaraman, policy committee chair of BOSS and vice president of strategic engagement at Sustainable Capital Advisors, "We are living in a climate crisis in which Black communities are suffering disproportionately. Clean energy industries often overlook the innovation, ...

The upsized $126.5 million SPAC will target historically undercapitalized minority business enterprises (“MBEs”) for mergers and acquisitions

Led by Mr. Shawn Rochester, Minority Equality Opportunities Acquisition Inc.'s Chairman and CEO, and Ms. Robin Watkins, its Chief Financial Officer and Secretary, the blank check company will focus its business combination search and transactions on historically undercapitalized minority-owned/controlled businesses ...

Tawny Tortoise in Plainfield closes

After more than three decades, a Plainfield institution has closed its doors for good. The Tawny Tortoise, 24012 W. Lockport St., a go-to place for area shoppers who prefer unique items for themselves or as gifts, has closed after 33 ...

Black business registrations increase during COVID Pandemic

thetimesweekly.com Several states have shown that the number of registered businesses has “more than doubled” according to analysis by the New York Times. In the month after the CARES Act was passed by Congress in March 2020, business registrations increased ...

Walmart to pay 100% of College tuition and books for Associates

Walmart has committed to pay 100% of college tuition and books for associates through its Live Better U (LBU) education program. What Started on Aug. 16, a $1 a day fee will be removed for associates, making all education programs ...

Following census data release, Republican-Led gerrymandering will commence

The U.S. Census Bureau release of data from its once-a-decade canvassing, which politicians, political watchers, and news reports indicated, promises to result in the most contentious redistricting cycle ever. Short of some hail-Mary, Democrats are sure to lose their slim ...

Pritzker signs legislation to boost pay for middle class blue collar jobs

Government is apparently intervening to ensure fair wages for a certain sector of blue collar workers. Building on efforts to protect hardworking families, Gov. JB Pritzker signed House Bill 3940 into law, ensuring that automobile mechanics at dealerships are paid ...

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