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Silver Cross Hospital participates in clinical plasma trial to treat COVID-19

Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox recently became the area’s first hospital to offer an investigational treatment for patients with COVID-19 called Convalescent Plasma Therapy.

COVID-19 testing delivered

A mobile unit provided by the Will County Health Department’s Community Health Center is hitting the streets throughout the county offer coronavirus testing at everywhere from churches to nursing homes and childcare sites.

Giving Tuesday Now shines spotlight on need for nonprofits

Forced isolation, people out of work and many businesses having to close their doors due to a failing economy all adds up to a tough time for nonprofit organizations. Just like for profit businesses, many non-profits are struggling during this ...

Assisting homeless during the COVID-19 crisis

Continuum of Care, a network of agencies and service providers working to end homelessness, on Monday released the Emergency Housing Assistance Plan to provide safe shelter for the homeless and those at risk of losing shelter.

Essington Road lane closures start May 1

Essington Road over the Rock Run Creek (between Ingalls Avenue and Theodore Street) will be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction for a bridge replacement project starting Friday, May 1.

Silver Cross Hospital’s first COVID-positive patient discharged

Halina Zabinski remembers very little of her 5-week stay at Silver Cross Hospital that began in mid-March, when she arrived in the hospital’s emergency department with dangerously low oxygen levels.

Two people killed, others wounded in separate shootings

Joliet police and Will County Sheriff’s police on Tuesday responded to a number of separate shootings - two of them resulting in fatalities - on the city’s east side and in unincorporated Joliet and Lockport townships.

Good news for golf enthusiasts

The Joliet Park District will open all three of its golf courses May 1st. There are a number of restrictions that will be implemented based on the Gov. J.B. Pritzker's orders.

Earth Day turns 50

It began 50 years ago and each year on April 22 Earth Day has been a day when school children plant a tree or partake in some other activity to celebrate nature. It’s a day marked by people going out ...

All Illinois schools to remain closed through end of school year

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday announced that all public school buildings in Illinois will remain closed until the end of the school year. Remote Learning Days will thus continue through the end of the school year, Dr. Carmen I. Ayala, ...

Online therapy lifeline for mental health clients during national crisis

As people remain isolated in their homes waiting out the end of the coronavirus pandemic many are struggling emotionally. For those with existing mental health issues, this time of isolation can be especially difficult.

Will County to assist in housing crisis brought on by coronavirus

The Will County Board today authorized a contribution of up to $100,000 to the United Way of Will County to assist with critical housing needs arising from the coronavirus, (COVID-19) pandemic. An initial $60,000 contribution to United Way will be ...

Weekly blood drives to be held in Romeoville

The Red Cross, in partnership with the Village of Romeoville, will be holding weekly blood drives at the Romeoville Athletic & Event Center located at 55 Phelps Avenue.

ComEd warns customers of crisis-related energy scams

As the state of Illinois and the world navigate the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic, ComEd reminds customers to be on alert for potential scams targeting individuals and small-business owners. Imposters posing as ComEd employees are taking advantage of the ...

Start of 2020 Slammers' season delayed

Spring is in the air and so is - at least for some - a deadly virus. That combination is resulting in events involving the gathering of people, especially in large groups, being delayed or cancelled for the unforeseeable future.