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Green organization promotes better water quality for area

On Earth Day, most people think about recycling as the first step in protecting the environment. But for the Conservation Foundation and the Lower DuPage River Water Coalition, it is the quality of streams and rivers that members believe will ...

New store Versona to open in Louis Joliet Mall

Versona will open its newest store in Joliet, Illinois on Thursday, June 11. The store is located in Louis Joliet Mall at 3340 Mall Loop Drive. Versona is a women’s fashion boutique offering apparel, jewelry and accessories at exceptional prices ...

Rod Baker parks new dealership on Route 59

After years of being on Route 30, Rod Baker Ford is planning to open a new dealership on Route 59 in Plainfield. The Plainfield Village Board Monday approved plans for a new and expanded Rod Baker Ford dealership east of ...

Romeoville businesses reopen today

Romeoville businesses will enter into Phase 3 of Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan today. This means, as long as they follow Illinois Department of Public Health safety guidelines, non-essential businesses like manufacturing, barbershops, and salons can reopen, village officials said.

Local businesses offered webinar on resources

The Workforce Center of Will County (WCWC) will host a webinar from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 4 about resources to help local businesses find, hire, and retrain employees. This webinar is offered by the center’s Business ...

Workforce offers online Resume Gallery to assist local job seekers

In addition to connecting residents with available employment and offering continuous training opportunities, the Workforce Center of Will County (WCWC) hosts an online Resume Gallery available to local employers searching for qualified applicants. “Long before the pandemic, people were searching ...

Midland States Bank Foundation awards $250,000 in COVID-19 relief efforts

Thetimesweekly.com Midland States Bank, through its Foundation, announced $250,000 of grants to support COVID-19 relief efforts to several non-profit organizations in its communities. The grant recipients are working to address urgent needs for food, shelter, rent and utility assistance, primary ...

State grant assist hotels, food and beverage businesses

A number of hospitality small businesses in Will County are set to receive a much-needed economic boost from the state in the form of some grant funding.

State Chamber President deems Pritzker's Restore Illinois plan inadequate

This is a statement from Todd Maisch, President and CEO of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce on Thursday's report of 1 million Illinoisans out of work: “The Illinois Chamber supports the administration’s efforts to develop a reopening roadmap for our ...

Local companies adapt to new economy

As many businesses struggle to just stay afloat during this coronavirus pandemic, there are some that have found a new niche either by having no other choice or by sheer ingenuity. A company that can adapt and has owners who ...

Treasurer boosts bridge loan $500 million

thetimesweekly.com The Illinois State Treasurer’s Office will be increasing to $500 million the amount of money available to small businesses for low-interest bridge loans to help employers navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

Millions may wait 20 weeks for stimulus checks

As the COVID19 pandemic continues to unfold with surging confirmed cases and ever-rising deaths, the Department of Labor announced on April 16 that more than 22 million consumers filed new unemployment claims since late March. For these and other Americans, ...

Workforce Services still providing help for job seekers

thetimesweekly.com The doors to the Workforce Center of Will County may be closed during the coronavirus pandemic, but that hasn’t stopped the staff at the Workforce Services Division of Will County from assisting job seekers.

Romeoville approves residential water rebate program

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Village of Romeoville will be providing each household in the village with a $50 rebate. This will appear as a credit on the June water bill. A total of $600,000 will be ...

Local banks to administer bridge loans for small businesses

As the Coronavirus continues to turn the lives of everyone upside down, it also has had adverse impacts on businesses of all sizes throughout Will County and beyond.