Will County Health Department reports more than 400 new COVID cases

The Illinois Department of Public Health on Sunday reported 403,099 people had received the COVID vaccine in Will County. A total of 156,182 in Will County were reported fully vaccinated on Sunday, representing more than 22 percent of the total ...

Pritzker activates Illinois National Guard at City of Chicago's request

At the request of the City of Chicago, Governor JB Pritzker is activating 125 personnel from the Illinois National Guard to stand by to support the Chicago Police Department with a verdict expected in the trial of Derek Chauvin.

Protest planned in Joliet for Monday as verdict nears in Chauvin trial

Closing arguments in the Derek Chauvin trial are set to get underway on Monday after which the jury in the case will go into deliberations and decide the fate of the former Minneapolis police officer for his role in the ...

More than 50 years after MLK’s assassination, children of civil rights icon fight voter suppression

Bernice A. King joined the children of late civil rights champions the Rev. C.T. Vivian, and U.S. Rep. John Lewis, in blasting voter suppression laws that have cropped up since the 2020 election.

IN MEMORIAM: Hip Hop Superstar DMX has died at 50

“We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50 years old at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being placed on life support for ...

Household hazardous waste, electronics collections

The Resource Recovery and Energy Division of the Will County Land Use Department has slated a pair of residential household hazardous waste and electronics collections.

Teen first in Illinois to take USA Boxing Nationals

Easter weekend 2021 had a special significance for the family of 13 year-old Joseph ‘JoJo’ Awinongya of Joliet. He is the first Illinois resident in history to win the USA Boxing National Championships. He took the 2020 title Easter weekend ...

All Will County residents 16 and older now eligible for COVID vaccine

Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant and Will County Health Department Executive Director Sue Olenek have announced that the health department will move to open scheduling on Monday, April 12, as Will County moves to universal eligibility for individuals 16 and ...

Jesse White encourages consumers to participate in Money Smart Week

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White encourages consumers to participate in Money Smart Week, a weeklong free virtual event designed to help people manage their personal finances and avoid fraud.

Experience Will County's natural beauty

The Forest Preserve District of Will County will host in-person and online programs ranging from woodpeckers to wildflowers this month. Also on tap are programs about bees and 18th-century history.

Plainfield gets new mayor

With the election results from April 6, new leadership will now serve the Plainfield community. By just 242 votes, John Argoudelis is the projected winner, and will be the new mayor in the Village of Plainfield. Argoudelis defeated longtime community ...

$30 Million ESports Stadium coming to Bronzeville

The 108,000 square-foot video gaming stadium is planned for 2601 S. Wabash Ave. and would be the first in the city. The city is moving into the booming virtual gaming world in a big way. A $30 million video gaming ...

Quillman tops the heap in crowded Joliet City Council race

In an election with a predicted low turnout, voters who did show up to the polls on Tuesday favored the incumbent in the Joliet City Council election.

Southwest Suburban Immigrant Project teams up to expand vaccine availability

thetimesweekly.com State Senator John Connor (D-Lockport) spoke at a press conference held by the Southwest Suburban Immigrant Project at the VNA Health Care Clinic on Monday morning alongside State Representative Dagmara Avelar, Congressman Bill Foster and Congresswoman Marie Newman to ...

Attorney Yusef Jackson joins Correctional Technology Company as Senior Advisor to help deal with high costs of prison phone calls

TriceEdneyWire.com - Attorney and entrepreneur Yusef Jackson is joining the executive team at Aventiv Technologies, according to a company announcement. Jackson is the son of Rainbow/PUSH founder Jesse Jackson and has been a longtime advocate for civil rights alongside his ...