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U.S. DOT grant adds important piece to Rock Run Development puzzle

The City of Joliet is in line to receive a big financial boost that will help move along a major 265 acre economic development project at Interstate 55 and I-80. Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (D-Illinois) on Wednesday announced that Joliet will ...

Will County Opioid overdoses rising during COVID pandemic

One of the many negative ripple effects of the Coronavirus pandemic in Will County has been the surge in Opioid related overdoses and deaths. In 2019, there were a total of 118 deaths from Opioid overdoses in Will County and ...

Restaurant, bar owners angered over Pritzker's new restrictions related to COVID

A letter written on behalf of bar and restaurant owners throughout Will County has been sent to Gov. J.B. Pritzker in opposition to his imposing further restrictions on businesses in response to a rising Coronavirus positivity rate.

Small business in Will County can now apply for County's CARES Act funding

Small business owners and farmers impacted by COVID-19 in Will County can now apply for financial assistance administered by the county. The county began accepting applications for the funding from small businesses an farmers on Monday. Applications will be accepted ...

District 365U students will start the school year learning from home

Students from another large school district in Will County will be starting the new school year learning remotely from home. The Valley View School District 365U Board of Education on Thursday voted 5-2 in favor of a full remote learning ...

Voter registration event set for Saturday in Joliet

Speak Up and Vote is hosting a Voter Registration Kick Off from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at 6 Corners, U.S. Route 30 and Raynor Avenue, Joliet. Speak Up and Vote is a grassroots movement encouraging the people of Joliet ...

Public input sought at this week’s Moving Will County workshop

Any Will County residents interested in voicing concerns and hearing what the future holds when it comes to trucking issues are encouraged to attend a virtual workshop this week.

Contract tracing kicks into high gear Monday

The Will County Health Department will be ramping up its contact tracing program for COVID-19 on Monday utilizing what department officials are calling a “best practice” for tracking communicable diseases.

School districts about to embark on new frontier of teaching

Throughout Will County school district boards are adopting plans for re-opening schools in the fall in ways very different from any other previous school years. The Coronavirus pandemic has turned everything upside down and schools are no exception.

School districts move ahead with unique plans to reopen

As school districts across Will County scramble to adopt plans to reopen schools in the fall and bring students back into classrooms as part of Phase 4 of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Restore Illinois Plan some parents are somewhat apprehensive.

Joliet casinos reopen under Illinois Gaming Board guidelines

After nearly four long months and huge revenue losses for the state and the City of Joliet, casinos are back in business. The Illinois Gaming Board’s suspension of casinos and video gaming operations has been lifted as of July 1. ...

Police searching for man involved in aggravated battery complaint

The Will County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance from the public regarding the identification of a suspect involved in an aggravated battery complaint. Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a battery complaint at Shades of Darkness Window Tinting, located at 13957 ...

Vote By Mail available to every voter in Will County and beyond

There has been much misinformation circulated mainly via social media about voting by mail, even though it has been going on for many years. It is something that has benefited many citizens of this country, especially those who were unable ...

Local communities prepare to reopen

From Joliet to Lockport to Plainfield, communities are gearing up for a big weekend as more businesses are set to reopen or expand operations and larger groups of people will be allowed to gather. All four regions of the state ...

‘Let’s play ball’

It would appear Minor League baseball is coming back to downtown Joliet next month. The Joliet Slammers’ organization on Wednesday announced the team will participate in the inaugural City of Champions Cup at DuPage Medical Group Field beginning July 16.

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