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Businesses failing to enforce face coverings rules to face fines

Failing to enforce rules for face coverings in Illinois could now result in fines. Building on efforts to protect Illinois' workers and communities in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. JB Pritzker announced that the Illinois Department of Public ...

Former Joliet City Manager hired back as interim manager

Former Joliet City Manager Jim Hock has been hired to fill in as interim city manager to replace Steve Jones. After a closed session that lasted about 30 minutes, the City Council emerged and voted unanimously during a special meeting ...

District 365U students will start the school year learning from home

Students from another large school district in Will County will be starting the new school year learning remotely from home. The Valley View School District 365U Board of Education on Thursday voted 5-2 in favor of a full remote learning ...

2020 Census takers coming door-to-door

The United States Census Bureau has accelerated the timeline to complete all 2020 Census counting efforts. Starting now, Census takers will visit homes that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. Census takers will wear masks and follow local ...

Will County now taking requests for CARES funding applications

Will County, like all counties in Illinois and throughout the country, received a substantial amount of federal money to assist non-profit organizations and small businesses to local governments, farms, homeless shelters and food pantries adversely impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Legislating curb appeal

Axioms are statements that, according to definition, are “regarded as being established, accepted, or self-evidently true.” When referring to commercial/industrial development, for example, infrastructure follows development and is seldom the other way around. Will County has experienced that in the ...

2020 Neighborhood Heroes honored

Project Acclaim & the City of Joliet selected 28 properties for the 2020 Neighborhood Hero Award. Neighborhood Hero Award program recognizes properties with outstanding yards that include maintained lawns, flowers, shrubs and decorative trees. By showing great pride in their ...

Single family rental inspection proposal put on hold

Realtors and landlords in Joliet who strongly oppose a proposed ordinance revision that would require inspections of single family rental properties received a temporary reprieve Tuesday from the City Council.

Plainfield move ahead with Pace Bus expansion

Action taken by the Plainfield Village Board will allow the Pace bus company to ultimately add more service routes in the area. The board Monday approved the site plan a bus maintenance and storage garage for Pace at the Plainfield ...

Pace seeks passenger input with COVID-19 survey

As our region cautiously reopens, Pace continues to work with communities, schools and businesses to keep service operating safely and plan the path forward. The agency also needs passenger input to help guide their decisions.

Thorntons now requiring face covering for all Stores

Thorntons Cares about the communities where our Guests and Team Members live and work and we are always committed to taking measures to keep our stores clean and safe. Over the last several months, we’ve implemented many preventative measures to ...

The Supervisor of Assessments has a new website

thetimesweekly.com The website still contains all the helpful content as before, but it has a fresh, updated look and is easier to navigate for taxpayers. The Supervisor of Assessments continues to prioritize keeping the office technologically advanced, so that we ...

AG releases first report of Disability Rights Bureau enforcement efforts

Attorney General Kwame Raoul late last week released the first annual Disability Rights Bureau Investigation and Technical Assistance Activity report for fiscal year 2019-2020. The report is being released as the nation celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Americans with ...

Elwood Post Office could be renamed in honor of Larry Walsh Sr.

Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) last Friday introduced a bill to designate the U.S. Post Office facility located at 303 E. Mississippi Ave. in Elwood, Illinois, as the Lawrence M. “Larry” Walsh Sr. Post Office Building.

Obama's contribution to rapid vaccine development highlighted in hearing

At a hearing on Friday of the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) highlighted the work done and investments made during the Obama administration that are directly responsible for the successes of current vaccines in ...

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