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Battle over NorthPoint rages on

While the Joliet City Council has taken the first step toward bringing a controversial business park proposal to fruition, some community groups vehemently opposed to it plan to continue their fight.

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.

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 ...