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Nine-year-old girl previously reported missing, found

The Will County Sheriff's Office was contacted earlier this week and has announced that the 9 year old, they were attempting to locate has been found. In the late afternoon hours of Sept. 21, she was checked by a local ...

VVSD, IDPH teaming up to offer community COVID vaccination clinic

Valley View School Community Unit School District 365U and the Illinois Department of Public Health are joining forces to offer a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic open to all members of the community age 12 and older.

Plainfield North HS Tiger Buddies Club yields strong student participation

The Plainfield North High School Tiger Buddies club is kicking off the new school year with near-record participation. Tiger Buddies, founded eight years ago, is a student club that brings together PNHS general education and STAR PLUS / Intensive Program ...

Metra’s Heritage Corridor special Saturday schedule

ent@thetimesweekly.com This fall the residents in the Chicago area can explore the towns along the Illinois and Michigan Canal with a new opportunity offered by Metra train. The Metra has created a special Saturday scheduled on its Heritage Corridor Line ...

Pedestrian bridge opens two new Forest Preserve trails for outdoors enthusiast

The Forest Preserve District of Will County just made it easier and safer for outdoor enthusiast. The bridge installed early Wednesday morning will link two Forest Preserve District of Will County trails along Black Road between Joliet and Shorewood. This ...

Joliet to celebrate planting project at Bicentennial Park

The City of Joliet will celebrate a pollinator planting project, made possible through a $25,000 grant from the Canadian National EcoConnexions “From the Ground Up” program on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at noon at Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park, 201 West ...

Virtual townhall meeting planned on probe into Joliet PD

A state investigation is underway into possible patterns or practices of unconstitutional or unlawful policing in Joliet and now the public is being asked to weigh in on the matter. Attorney General Kwame Raoul is inviting members of the public ...

Life vs. Liquor: The average Illinoisan would give up three years of their life to keep drinking alcohol, survey reveals

• One-third would give up caffeine for life, if they can continue drinking alcohol. • 30% admit they ignore studies warning about alcohol health risks. TTW Press room Science and Sobriety: There are many behaviors and habits we’ve developed and ...

Pritzker announces $327 million in Household Assistance Available for low-income families in Illinois

Governor JB Pritzker on Monday joined the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and community partners to announce $327 million in Help Illinois Families assistance now available through the Low-Income Household Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) and the Community ...

Schumacher Family Farm exhibit on display at Joliet Historical Museum

Hundreds of people visited the Iron Bridge Trailhead at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie over Labor Day weekend, and two of those visitors grew up at the historic site. Alvin (“Al”) and Robert (“Bob”) Schumacher brought together four generations of their ...

Bertino-Tarrant recommends 11-District Board

At the September county board meeting, Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant presented her proposed redistricting plan for 11 two-member districts, which reduces the size of the Will County Board by four members.

Will County leads national panel on pandemic rental assistance

Will County Board Member Denise Winfrey (Joliet) will moderate a panel on Friday that will examine best practices for counties across the United States that are administering Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) for individuals who face housing insecurity because of the ...

Troy schools thank local businesses for donations to hygiene pantries

Two Troy Community School District 30-C schools – Troy Middle School and William B. Orenic Intermediate School - have set up hygiene pantries near the boys' and girls' locker rooms with the goal of providing necessities to students who can ...

Grant aims to address teacher shortage in early education

The Joliet Junior College Child Development (CDEV) program has received a grant from the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) to strengthen and diversify the early childhood workforce. JJC is the only community college in Illinois to receive this grant, ...

Voter access – a priority for Will County

While Senate Democrats edged closer to an agreement this week on new voting rights legislation, 18 states have enacted 30 laws to make it harder for Americans to vote, according to the Brennan Center for Justice.

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