Joliet Park District closed

Due to the evolving situation with COVID-19 and per the Executive Order issued March 31, 2020, all Joliet Park District facilities will remain closed through April 30, 2020.

Stateville inmates with Coronavirus taken to Saint Joseph Medical Center

A man incarcerated at the Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill is among eight new deaths from the Coronavirus in Illinois, and 18 other inmates were taken to AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, officials said.

22nd Century Media ceases operations

A newspaper company that included a large chain of suburban papers has closed its doors and ceased operations due to an advertising crunch related to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Trump signs $2 trillion bipartisan stimulus bill

Surrounding by top cabinet members and all Republican lawmakers, President Donald J. Trump on Friday signed bipartisan legislation to provide relief to American families and workers during the coronavirus outbreak.

Will County consolidates COVID-19 information from departments/agencies

In an effort to centralize communication from various elected officials’ offices, county departments, and agencies relating to the coronavirus crisis, the Will County Executive Office’s IT department has created a COVID-19 page on its website.

Filling out 2020 Census crucial to families and community

Households across the country are receiving important U.S. Census Bureau reminders with important detailed information about how to respond to the 2020 Census. The plan is to include everyone you expect to live in your home on April 1. Heads ...

Living life from an isolation view

It is a cloudy, cold Saturday and Marcia Ginsburg of Joliet is finding herself in a situation she never thought would happen. She is working her IT job from home and taking her two daughters for a quick stroll in ...

AG Raoul warns online retailers to comply with price gouging laws

Raoul, 32 Attorneys General Urge Amazon, Facebook, eBay, Craigslist and Walmart to Monitor Third-Party Seller Listings of Items to Stop COVID-19 Spread llinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul, as part of a coalition of 33 attorneys general, today urged Amazon, Facebook, ...

Will County businesses struggling to get through tough times

Business owners throughout Will County are doing what they can to stay afloat during the Coronavirus pandemic as many have been negativtely impacted from the mandatory stay-at-home order by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker. Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said small ...

Chicagoland area United Prayer March 26

Total Living Network (TLN) is joining with Chicagoland United in Prayer, Together Chicago and Progressive Baptist Church to present “A Praying City: Chicago Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis in United Prayer” on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 8:00pm CST.

Supreme Court sides with Comcast in discrimination dispute against Byron Allen

In a decision issued online Monday, March 23, over entrepreneur and media mogul Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Networks in a discrimination lawsuit against Comcast, the Supreme Court’s justices have unanimously decided to send the case back to the 9th U.S. ...

Heritage Bureau encourages everyone to shop local businesses

In an effort to support local business in Joliet and the surrounding communities, the Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau is encouraging people to shop locally. During this time of uncertainty and to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the ...

Homeless and at risk of losing shelter assistance plan

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

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet seeks help for homeless

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet is in the process of temporarily relocating homeless shelter clients to hotels in order to keep everyone at a safe distance from one another during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pritzker issues mandatory stay-at-home order for all of Illinois

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday afternoon issued a mandatory statewide stay-at-home order for all residents to begin at 5 p.m. Sautrday and run through April 7. Before making the announcement about the stay at home order, Pritzker said a ...