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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.

Romeoville manufacturing plant’s workers walk off job

A group of 20 workers at a manufacturing plant in Romeoville walked off the job Monday morning and announced they will quarantine themselves after a coworker tested positive for the Coronavirus.

Will County Coronavirus confirmed cases climb to more than 700

The total number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Will County reached 703 on Monday, including 351 men and 352 women, according to Will County Health Department officials said. The number of deaths jumped from nine on Saturday to 22 on ...

Murder-suicide in Lockport Township prompts concerns about domestic abuse during crisis

A Lockport Township coupled were found dead in their home on April 2 after what Will County Sheriff’s Office police determined was an apparent murder-suicide. Deputies from the Office were dispatched to the 400 block of Bruce Road in Lockport ...

Forest Preserve’s coronavirus-related closures, cancellations extended through April 30

The Forest Preserve District of Will County has extended its facility closures and program cancellations through April 30 as a result of the new coronavirus pandemic and the recent extension of the governor’s stay-at-home order.

Fifteen Will County Health Department employees test positive for Coronavirus

It was this past Monday, March 30th, that the Will County Health Department (WCHD) decided to close its doors and have most of their employees work from home. The decision, according to officials, was made to protect both Will County ...

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.

Area hospitals brace for influx of patients with COVID-19

Hospitals in and around Joliet and beyond are preparing for an increase in patients as the Coronavirus continues to spread. The Will County Health Department and Community Health Center on Wednesday put the total number of cases in the county ...

National Guard sets up medical facility at Stateville

The Illinois National Guard on Wednesday set up a medical facility at Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill to treat inmates with the Coronavirus.

Stateville inmates with Coronavirus taken to Saint Joseph Medical Center

A man incarcerated at the Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill is among eight new deaths from the Coronavirus in Illinois, and 18 other inmates were taken to AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, officials said.

22nd Century Media ceases operations

A newspaper company that included a large chain of suburban papers has closed its doors and ceased operations due to an advertising crunch related to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Trump signs $2 trillion bipartisan stimulus bill

Surrounding by top cabinet members and all Republican lawmakers, President Donald J. Trump on Friday signed bipartisan legislation to provide relief to American families and workers during the coronavirus outbreak.

Will County businesses struggling to get through tough times

Business owners throughout Will County are doing what they can to stay afloat during the Coronavirus pandemic as many have been negativtely impacted from the mandatory stay-at-home order by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker. Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said small ...

Heritage Bureau encourages everyone to shop local businesses

In an effort to support local business in Joliet and the surrounding communities, the Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau is encouraging people to shop locally. During this time of uncertainty and to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the ...

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet seeks help for homeless

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet is in the process of temporarily relocating homeless shelter clients to hotels in order to keep everyone at a safe distance from one another during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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