Will County Coronavirus confirmed cases continue to climb

The total number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in Will County has climbed to 384, and the number of deaths in the county is at 8, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health.

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.

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 ...

Lockport prohibits E-Cigarette use in public places

Thetimesweekly.com On March 4th, the City Council of Lockport passed an ordinance to adopt the Smoke-Free Illinois Act with restrictions of e-cigarette use in public places. This means that both smoking and vaping are prohibited inside and within 15 feet ...

Welcome home Vietnam Veterans Day Celebration

Joliet Area Community Hospice (JACH) will be celebrating and honoring Vietnam Era Veterans at their inaugural Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day Celebration to take place at American Legion Post 18, 15052 Archer Ave., Lockport, on Saturday evening, March 21, 2020.