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Will County tax rate could decrease again

Thetimesweekly.com Joliet – The Will County Board Finance Committee voted Wednesday to adjust the corporate tax levy down from what had been proposed. The adjustment would continue to lower the tax rate on the county portion of residents’ tax bills. ...

New pace service from Chicago to Lewis University

Romeoville - Officials from Pace Bus, Lewis University, Romeoville, and Will County gathered to celebrate the launch of Pace’s new service, Route Lewis University - CTA Blue Line Clinton Station. Designed to accommodate Lewis University students and staff traveling from ...

Controversial plans for Love’s truck stop approved in split vote

Amid opposition, the city of Joliet decided it would become the home to Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores. In a split vote, officials took action to approve the controversial plans for the vacant site at the southwest corner of ...

LIHEAP and PIPP assistance open

The Will County Center for Community Concerns (WCCCC), as administrator of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), said there are funds available to assist income-eligible households with their winter utility bills and furnace assistance. The assistance for utilities ...

Mass incarceration and unjust laws

Lewis University faculty, staff and students, public and elected officials, and leaders of local- and state-level nonprofit organizations joined forces recently to discuss the issue of mass incarceration. The event aimed to provide a space for conversations focused on addressing ...

Valley View School District increases pay rate for guest teachers

Valley View Public Schools has increased the per day rate for substitute guest teachers to $125 per day. In addition, the pay rate for guest teachers who work more than 60 days increases to $200 per day for the remainder ...

County Clerk services available on November 6

Per County Board Resolution 16-176 20.2, the Will County Clerk's office will only be open for election related functions on November 6, 2018 for the Gubernatorial General Election. "This will allow my staff to field the volume of phone calls ...

Last day to register to Vote

Will County Clerk Nancy Schultz Voots wants to make sure all eligible Will County residents can vote. Tuesday, October 9 is the last day to register by mail or in person and Sunday, October 21 is the last day to ...

November 6, election Voter Information Guide mailed

Nancy Schultz Voots, Will County Clerk, would like to inform registered voters each household will be receiving a Voter Information Guide in the mail from the Clerk’s Office on or after October 1.

Annual breakfast for local Vets

State Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) will be hosting a Veterans' Breakfast next month. The Veterans' Breakfast will take place from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Plainfield American Legion, 24741 W. Renwick Road. "Thanking our veterans remains ...

Chefs enter the winner’s circle at Men Who Cook

The chefs have crossed the finish line and the results are in from the 10th Annual MEN WHO COOK culinary competition to benefit the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center. State’s Attorney James Glasgow, who established the Children’s Advocacy Center in ...

Resident voices concern over Police investigation

An internal investigation of the Joliet Police Department over alleged use of force related to a June 7 case remains open, police said. At a recent meeting of the Joliet City Council, Ranisah Brown and her 13-year-old son, Billy Bailey, ...

Joliet officials agree on stadium lease with the Slammers

After a championship season at Joliet Route 66 Stadium, Joliet officials decided, after much debate, the city will remain the home of the Slammers. At a recent meeting of the Joliet City Council, action was taken to consider enacting a ...

Roundtable on mental health, substance use

On Saturday, September 29, Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) will host a roundtable discussion on the link between mental health disorders and substance use. The discussion will feature experts in mental health and substance use disorders.

Finances in order

Just like everyone must balance their checkbooks, the Village of Plainfield and other communities also must endure a process where books are opened and evaluated to determine if finances are in order. The Plainfield Village Board was told by outside ...