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Child Tax Credit cut leaves local families adrift

As food, gas, and heating costs surge to record-inflation levels across the country because of the pandemic families in the area are hit with another financial challenge. The Child Tax Credit payments enjoyed last year have expired, taking away thousands ...

Will County at Severe risk levels for virus

With daily new Covid cases in Will County at severe risk level for COVID-19 because of the highly contagious Omicron variant, free home tests sent by President Biden’s administration are now available for every household. Households who request a test ...

Trees Forever community planting applications due February 25

Trees Forever is announcing a funding opportunity for Illinois communities to diversify their community forests or recover from natural or man-made disasters, particularly emerald ash borer (EAB). Trees Forever is accepting applications for Recover, Replant, Restore! tree planting grants February ...

Hook Up of Black Women, Inc. Joliet Chapter receives Allen Award for service to the community

Thetimesweekly.com Project Acclaim has selected the National Hook Up of Black Women, Inc. Joliet Chapter (NHBW) to receive the 4th Quarter of 2021 Reverend James E. Allen Award for Service to the Community. This award recognizes individuals or organizations who ...

U.S. Depart. of Energy kicks off recruitment in support of bipartisan infrastructure law

Washington DC. - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the launch of its Clean Energy Corps, which is made up of staff from more than a dozen offices across DOE – current staff and new hires – who ...

MLK family urge lawmakers to pass Voting Rights legislation

Thetimesweekly.com TTW Network Prayer breakfasts, marches, parades, and an uptick in volunteer efforts to support the annual Day of Service have remained staples of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. But the late civil rights icon family had asked that observers ...

Joliet Region Food & Beverage Assoc. aid for hospital staff

TTW News Network Thetimesweekly.com The Joliet Region Food & Beverage Association (JRFBA), a division of the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry is eager to announce that the JRFBA will be kicking off a campaign to gather meal donations ...

Biden nominates first Black women to serve on Federal Reserve Board of Governors

President Joe Biden on Friday announced the nominations of three individuals to serve on the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, including Lisa D. Cook, a professor of Economics and International Relations at Michigan State University. If confirmed, Cook would become ...

Democratic Sens. Manchin and Sinema kill any hopes for Voting Rights legislation

President Biden has whiffed in his attempts to persuade hold out Senate Democrats to go around or abolish the filibuster to get voting rights legislation through Congress. The White House, led by the President, had engaged in a fiery campaign ...

Community urged to be cautious of pop-up COVID-19 testing sites

The National Covid Center opened at Cass and Eastern Ave. a week ago to provide urgent COVID lab services to the community. The Addison, Il based company has 1 site in Joliet and is affiliated with the Illinois Department of ...

County implements project for residents facing eviction

The County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant and 12th Judicial Circuit Court Chief Judge Daniel Kennedy will implement their joint eviction-diversion program to help mitigate COVID-19 related housing impacts. The program, officially titled the Court-Based Housing Stabilization Program, was created to offer ...

Construction worker families on public assistance costing taxpayers $28B to subsidize worker abuse

Thetimesweekly.com A report just released by the University of California Berkeley Labor Center reveals that 39 percent of construction worker families nationwide are forced to enroll in one or more safety net programs to make ends meet. That is higher ...

Reclaim13 gets help for Victims of sexual exploitation and human trafficking

The Times Weekly newsroom Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow contributed $5,000 to Reclaim13, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to end the cycle of sexual exploitation and human trafficking—the practice of exploiting adults and children for use as commodities ...

Garbage collection, closures Week of Jan 17

The week of January 17, 2022 will have regularly scheduled garbage and recycling pick up.

Help socially isolated seniors

Catholic Charities' Senior Companion Program (SCP) is looking for people 55 years and older who are interested in visiting with another senior who is homebound and living in Will County. This is strictly a friendly visit; no homecare duties are ...

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