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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 ...

Will County now taking requests for CARES funding applications

Will County, like all counties in Illinois and throughout the country, received a substantial amount of federal money to assist non-profit organizations and small businesses to local governments, farms, homeless shelters and food pantries adversely impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Lessons designed to sprout interest in STEM

Getting students interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or what is commonly referred to as STEM, can be big job. However, that’s exactly what Natalie Coleman is doing in Will County at the Fairmont Community Center in Lockport Township.

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.

Update on Lockport Township shooting

Sheriff Mike Kelley would like to announce that the suspect in the homicide that occurred on 07/12/2020 in Unincorporated Lockport Township will not be charged with a crime, at this time. On 07/12/2020, at 9:36 A.M., Deputies with the Will ...

Judge delays case against brothers, investigation ongoing

Two brothers involved in a scuffle with Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk on May 31st went before Will County Judge Brian Barrett and were released from any bond as Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow has yet to file any charges ...

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.

Will County schools to reopen this fall

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Tuesday that schools throughout the state would re-open for in-person learning in the fall. What that will look like for each school in Will County remains to be seen.

Will County business owners could benefit from new grant money

State Senator Michael E. Hastings is encouraging local business owners to take advantage of available grant money via the newly created Business Interruption Grant program. The program began June 22.

Will County residents will get extension on utility bill disconnections

The Illinois Commerce Commission announced the decision to approve several consumer protection measures during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, several of which State Senator Michael E. Hastings (D-Frankfort) called for as leader of the Senate’s Energy and Public Utilities working group ...

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