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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.

Curbside pick up and delivery available

The Joliet City Center Partnership offices are closed to the public but staff are working remotely to serve the Special Service Area. Following the closure of restaurants and bars in Illinois, Joliet's community of restauranteurs quickly put together curbside pickup ...

Pritzker issues mandatory stay-at-home order for all of Illinois

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday afternoon issued a mandatory statewide stay-at-home order for all residents to begin at 5 p.m. Sautrday and run through April 7. Before making the announcement about the stay at home order, Pritzker said a ...

Will County Coronavirus cases on the rise

Illinois had a total of 1,049 positive confirmed cases of the Coronavirus, and nine confirmed deaths as of Sunday evening, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health's website. A previous report from a Will County Health Department official that ...

ComEd, Exelon donate to local nonprofits for COVID-19 response and relief

To support communities affected by the spread of the coronavirus, ComEd officials announced the company will contribute $250,000 to United Way of Metro Chicago and the Chicago Community Trust’s COVID-19 Response Fund to support their efforts to provide essential services ...

Daybreak seeks help for shelter

Thetimesweekly.com The Daybreak Center homeless shelter in Joliet (the largest homeless shelter in Will County), Is extremely low on certain items and volunteer services during the pandemic. “As we navigate through the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) and work to keep ...

Area leaders takes action during Coronavirus crisis

Mayors and other officials from Will County communities are taking steps to keep residents informed and up to date on the latest information in response to the Coronavirus in an effort to minimize its impact and slow the spread of ...

Will County Supervisor of Assessments changes in 2020 Senior Freeze, 2020 disabled persons and disabled vets application process due to COVID-19

Joliet – In response to the evolving issue of the coronavirus or COVID-19 around the world, Rhonda Novak, the Will County Supervisor of Assessments, has announced a delay in the mailing and processing of all renewal exemption applications including the ...

Workforce Center cancels all events until March 31

The Workforce Center of Will County has cancelled all workshops and events until March 31 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Gov. Pritzker to close bars, restaurants to public

As the state continues to take aggressive action to minimize the spread of COVID-19 in communities throughout Illinois, Gov. JB Pritzker announced Sunday that all bars and restaurants in the state will be closed to the public, beginning at close ...

Polling Place changes due to coronavirus concerns

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry announced that several Polling Places that were stationed inside retirement homes would be relocated due to concerns about coronavirus. The Polling Place locations that are being changed are:

Joliet Park District Coronavirus update

The Joliet Park Board of Commissioners & Joliet Park District Executive Staff understand there are concerns about the novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and although there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our district, we believe awareness and preparedness ...

Joliet Township High School wrestlers advance to IWCOA State Championship

Ten Joliet Township High School students are advancing to the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association (IWCOA) State Championship. Joliet Central students advancing in the Girls State Series are Stephanie Castro - 138 (1st); Nydia Martinez - 132 (3rd); and ...