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Census 2020: For all to count, all must be counted

While every Census faces challenges and even controversies, the count remains important because it’s the federal government’s very first responsibility to the U.S. Constitution, the cornerstone of the nation’s representative democracy and America’s largest peacetime activity, said Terri Ann Lowenthal, ...

Local, county officials get update on courthouse construction

Joliet – Recently, Will County Executive Larry Walsh, Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk, and county board members Herb Brooks, Jr. and Don Moran toured the construction site of the new Will County courthouse. The 10-story, $195 million structure has made significant ...

Recyclepalooza spring cleaning

For the first time since 2015, Will County will host Recyclepalooza in April, providing an opportunity for spring cleaners to get rid of items in an environmentally responsible way. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. ...

Voter turnout for Tuesday Election dismal

Keeping with past trends, early voting did not result in people rushing in Will County to cast their ballots in April 2 Election. As of mid-March, 439,720 people had registered to vote in Will County. Chuck Pelkie, chief of staff ...

Joliet Park District comes up short on referendum

Familiar faces and several newcomers will soon take their oaths of office in Will County. Following Tuesday evening election, four incumbents retained their seats on the Joliet City Council. Incumbents Larry E. Hug was elected to District 1; Patrick Mudron ...

Clyburn and Sanders introduce Bill to expand Community Health Centers

Washington - House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced legislation to extend and expand funding for community health centers and the National Health Service Corps. If Congress doesn’t act by September 30th, community health ...

Gun Buy-Back in Romeoville

Thetimesweekly.com Romeoville - The Romeoville Police Department will be conducting a “Gun Buy-Back” Program where persons can turn in their weapons; No Questions Asked and without penalty. Police officers across the country see many instances where suspects, particularly juveniles, commit ...

Joliet joins 8th National Mayor’s challenge to be most water wise

Thetimesweekly.com Joliet -Robert O’Dekirk, Mayor of Joliet, is joining mayors across the country in asking residents to make a long-term commitment to manage water resources more wisely by taking part in the annual Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation ...

Village of Plainfield now enforcing Tobacco 21

Plainfield - On April 1, 2019 the Plainfield Police Department began enforcing the Tobacco 21 Ordinance that was approved on March 4, 2019 at the village board meeting. The modified ordinance expanded the definition of “electronic cigarette(s)” and changed the ...

JTHS reception honoring Jeff Pierson April 2

The Joliet Township High School Foundation invites the community to a special reception honoring long-time Board of Education Member, Jeff Pierson. Jeff is retiring from the Joliet Township High School Board of Education after dedicating over 17 years of service.

Tracking election night results for the April 2, 2019

With the April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election here, Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry wants to make certain Will County residents are aware of how to track election results on her website. The Election Night results are located on the ...

Public urged to report election irregularities to Election Fraud Hotline

Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow today urged citizens to report election irregularities to his office’s Election Fraud Hotline during the April 2, 2019, Consolidated Election. “Our community can play a major role in helping to preserve the integrity of ...

Guardian Angel Community Services Angelica: Dancing With Our Local Stars Fundraiser Set for April 6

The stage is set for Guardian Angel Community Services’ Angelica: Dancing With Our Local Stars Gala” and fundraiser. The event will be held on April 6 at Bobak’s Signature Events & Conference Center (Woodridge, IL). Eight local “stars” will be ...

Romeoville’s ISO (PPC) rating improves

The Village of Romeoville recently received an improved Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating from the Insurance Services Organization (ISO), which could mean property insurance savings for home and business owners. The new rating follows an inspection of the fire suppression ...

Emergency recovery efforts continue at Hammel Woods

Emergency responders are continuing to search the DuPage River following an incident at Hammel Woods in Shorewood on Sunday, March 31. During the incident, a man and a woman were seen in the water by the dam at around 5:50 ...