Will County property owners get more time to pay taxes

Property owners in Will County will begetting a reprieve on their tax bills as many struggle to make ends meet during the coronavirus pandemic. The Will County Board on Thursday voted to provide relief to property taxpayers.

Reported coronavirus cases in Will County increases by 94 on Thursday

The number of reported confirmed coronavirus cases in Will County increased by 94 on Thursday to a total of 4,811 and the number of deaths from the virus increased by four to 252, according to Will County Health Department officials.

Outdoor dining, with restrictions, will soon be allowed throughout Illinois

Restaurants and bars throughout Will County and the state will be allowed to provide outdoor dining to customers on May 29 under Phase 3 of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Restore Illinois Plan.

Historical Museum officials to reopen Joliet Prison for tours

Anticipating updated public health guidelines via Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Restore Illinois Plan, those in charge of the Joliet Area Historical Museum plan to reopen the Old Joliet Prison Historic Site at 9 a.m. June 1st. The prison, they said, will ...

Bolingbrook nursing home continues to have highest number of COVID-19 cases in Will County

A nursing home in Bolingbrook this past week once again had the most confirmed coronavirus cases than any other in Will County, surpassing another facility in Joliet.

Joliet officials await response from Pritzker on outdoor dining proposal

Restaurants in Joliet with outdoor dining or the ability to create outdoor dining could soon be able to do so under a plan unveiled Friday by Mayor Bob O’Dekirk. The plan was submitted to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office for approval ...

State grant assist hotels, food and beverage businesses

A number of hospitality small businesses in Will County are set to receive a much-needed economic boost from the state in the form of some grant funding.

Area schools rank on US News Best High Schools list

Both of Valley View School District 365U’s high schools, Romeoville HS and Bolingbrook HS have been named to the U.S. News & World Report Annual Rankings of America’s Best High Schools. Romeoville HS is ranked 148th in the state of ...

Silver Cross Hospital participates in clinical plasma trial to treat COVID-19

Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox recently became the area’s first hospital to offer an investigational treatment for patients with COVID-19 called Convalescent Plasma Therapy.

COVID-19 testing delivered

A mobile unit provided by the Will County Health Department’s Community Health Center is hitting the streets throughout the county offer coronavirus testing at everywhere from churches to nursing homes and childcare sites.

Giving Tuesday Now shines spotlight on need for nonprofits

Forced isolation, people out of work and many businesses having to close their doors due to a failing economy all adds up to a tough time for nonprofit organizations. Just like for profit businesses, many non-profits are struggling during this ...

Assisting homeless during the COVID-19 crisis

Continuum of Care, a network of agencies and service providers working to end homelessness, on Monday released the Emergency Housing Assistance Plan to provide safe shelter for the homeless and those at risk of losing shelter.

Essington Road lane closures start May 1

Essington Road over the Rock Run Creek (between Ingalls Avenue and Theodore Street) will be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction for a bridge replacement project starting Friday, May 1.

Silver Cross Hospital’s first COVID-positive patient discharged

Halina Zabinski remembers very little of her 5-week stay at Silver Cross Hospital that began in mid-March, when she arrived in the hospital’s emergency department with dangerously low oxygen levels.

Two people killed, others wounded in separate shootings

Joliet police and Will County Sheriff’s police on Tuesday responded to a number of separate shootings - two of them resulting in fatalities - on the city’s east side and in unincorporated Joliet and Lockport townships.