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Plainfield search for new administrator begins

Following a month of controversy, the Plainfield Village Board is forging ahead with a nationwide search for an administrator. The board Monday approved the hiring of GovHR, a consulting firm in Northbrook, to find a candidate who will replace Brian ...

Monthly Child Tax Credit payments begin in July

President Joe Biden has declared that “help is here” for families with children who will begin receiving advanced monthly payments from the child tax credit. For tax year 2021, the Internal Revenue Service reported that families claiming the credit will ...

Bid deadline closes on Smith Family YMCA

The Will County Board on Friday was the latest to make an offer to purchase the former Smith Family YMCA on Joliet’s East Side. The board adopted a resolution on Thursday authorizing the approval and submission of a letter of ...

Multiple IDOT projects scheduled in Will County area

thetimesweekly.com The Illinois Department of Transportation has multiple improvement projects in the Will County area scheduled to get underway. The seven projects represent a total investment of more than $ 140 million for the region, with $75 million coming from ...

Joliet Chamber joins new 'All In' initiative

The Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry has joined the new initiative "Chambers All In For Economic Recovery." The initiative is a collaboration of chambers across the state of Illinois urging the Illinois Legislature to provide additional economic relief ...

2021 Fair Housing: Restoring HUD rules and revenues nearly $9 billion

Although the month of April is annually observed as Fair Housing Month, the reality for Black America and other people of color is that housing has not significantly changed since the 1968 federal enactment of the Fair Housing Act. Its ...

Job Fair In-A-Bag Wednesday at Workforce Center of Will County

The Workforce Center of Will County will offer a Job Fair In-A Bag from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday. The idea for the weekly event was sparked by a community organization, which asked WCWC to provide a flier ...

Busey Bank offers in-bank sensory kits, available at all banking centers for children

Thetimesweekly.com Committed to supporting children and families in the communities it serves, Busey Bank is now offering Sensory Kits at each of its banking centers – including Busey’s Joliet Branch, located at 2801 Black Rd. These kits contain toys and ...

Will County to receive nearly $4 million, new jobs to come

Will County has been slated to receive just shy of $4 million dollars in funding for construction projects over the next three years, State Senator John Connor (D-Crest Hill) announced.

IDOT to extend bridge relief for Joliet

Business and civic leaders joined Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk in front of the Jefferson Street bridge on Friday afternoon to decry the lengthy closure of the bridge and its detriment to business and commerce in the city’s downtown.

Construction summer projects will put more people to work

Communities in Will County will benefit from a third $250 million installment for transportation projects as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital improvement program. Joliet is slated to receive $1.6 million; Plainfield $434,757.27; Lockport $281,080.28; Romeoville $435,844.69; Shorewood $192,164.89; and ...

Village of Shorewood adopts Strategic Plan

The Village Board unanimously adopted the 2021-2023 Strategic Plan. The plan reflects the Village’s priorities, commitment to measurable results and the delivery of quality services. Work on the plan began in late 2019 with extensive community input, including a resident ...

Lockport gets Holiday Inn Express along expressway exit

A new hotel has opened in Lockport. Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 16223 159th Street, officially opened last week.

ComEd urges customers to act now to take advantage of millions in bill-assistance dollars

As the one-year anniversary of the start of the COVID-19 pandemic nears, ComEd recognizes that families and businesses are still dealing with continued financial challenges and urges customers with past-due balances to call the energy company so that they can ...

New Starbucks proposed for East Side of Romeoville

Starbucks has submitted concept plans for a freestanding store that could soon make its home on Route 53. If approved, the 2,300 square foot building (with drive-through) would go on a vacant lot next to Joe’s Beverage Warehouse, near the ...