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AG urges Congress to remove federal barriers to opioid use

Attorney General Kwame Raoul joined a coalition of 35 attorneys general in urging Senate and House of Representatives leadership to remove federal barriers that are currently preventing health care providers from offering treatment for opioid use disorder. “The opioid epidemic ...

Joliet's new water supply could carry hefty price tag

An uncertain high cost and where a new source of water supply for Joliet residents will be drawn may be known by the end of this year. The City of Joliet's existing water source will no longer be sustainable by ...

Joliet Park Districts implement separation program

The Park District has been attempting to increase revenues and/or reduce costs in order to maintain as much continuity as possible in District programs. As part of our continuing efforts to reduce costs at the District, the Board approved a ...

JJC Apprenticeships Grant to boost labor force

Joliet Junior College has received a three-year, $140,000 grant to grow registered apprenticeships for students and aid the local workforce. JJC is one of only five Illinois community colleges and over 100 participants nationwide in the Expanding Community College Apprenticeships ...

We WILL Grow School and Community Garden celebrates 24th garden

Another garden in the We WILL Grow School and Community Garden Program was dedicated on Saturday, July 27, at All Nations Church of God in Christ, 503 S. Water St. The garden is one of 24 community gardens in the ...

Will County Clerk office now accepting credit, debit card payments

The County Clerk’s office has begun accepting credit card or debit card payments from visitors who purchase copies of birth, marriage, or death certificates. Lauren Staley Ferry, Will County Clerk had promised to modernize operations in the interest of convenience ...

Community on board with Pace park-n-ride service

It seems everyone from commuters to Will County officials are on board with Pace's park-n-ride facility in Plainfield. Recently, Will County and the Village of Plainfield officials held a dedication ceremony for the park-n-ride facility that serves Pace bus customers ...

County Board Speaker Winfrey to serve as on NACo Board

Will County Board Speaker Denise Winfrey (D-Joliet) was recently appointed to serve as an at-large board member for the National Association of Counties (NACo). Her nomination and appointment occurred at the national conference which was held in Clark County, Nevada. ...

Romeoville green award

Romeoville - ComEd and Openlands awarded the Village of Romeoville’s Parks & Recreation Department, one of 26 public agencies from northern Illinois to receive an environmental grant from the organizations through the annual ComEd Green Region Program. The village’s Parks ...

First day for candidates to circulate nominating petitions

The first day for candidates to begin circulating nominating petitions for the 2020 General Primary Election is Tuesday, Sept. 3. Candidates who plan to run for countywide offices, for Will County Board, or for precinct committeemen in 2020 may pick ...

Treasurer live unclaimed property auction at the Illinois State Fair

An 1854 Indian Princess three-dollar gold coin, a 1984 Chicago Cubs baseball signed by Ryne Sandberg, an 1893 World's Columbian Exposition Ticket, and rare coins and jewelry are among thousands of unclaimed property items worth over $150,000 to be auctioned ...

Romeoville enhances parks and open space

The Romeoville Village Board has approved a plan to purchase two parcels of land along Route 53 adjacent to Abbeywood Drive and Pine Trail Drive. The 3.8 acres currently contain a vacant home, which will be demolished within the next ...

Roller coaster accident, high temps puts damper on Fest

From mourning the tragic death of one of their own to a roller coaster accident and the 100-degree temperatures, the weekend's Plainfield Fest was anything but an ordinary summer event. Around 6 p.m. July 18, a woman fell five to ...

New County Board member sworn in

thetimesweekly.com At the recent Will County Board Meeting, members approved the appointment of Margaret Tyson to the board's vacant position in District 3. The appointment comes after the previous representative of District 3, Don Moran of Romeoville, retired from his ...

Joliet police face backlash over prayer vigil scuffle at city council meeting

Several spoke out against the Joliet Police Department’s involvement in a recent prayer vigil scuffle at Tuesday’s meeting of the Joliet City Council. Konika Morrow, 40, of Joliet, took to the public comments section to make her concerns known regarding ...