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More than 128,000 in Will County receive COVID vaccine

The Will County Health Department on Thursday reported 65,818 COVID cases, an increase of 83 from Wednesday and 913 reported deaths, an increase of two from Wednesday, while the seven-day rolling positivity rate remained at 3.8 percent.

Volunteer opportunity for seniors

Are you interested in making independence a reality for older adults? Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet has a volunteer opportunity available for individuals (55+) in Kankakee, Will, Grundy, and Iroquois Counties. This is a great way to stay busy and ...

CDC: Life expectancy of Black Men has dropped by three years

Thetimesweekly.com Black Americans have lost three years in life expectancy over the last two years according to estimates by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The decline is the largest since World War II. The life expectancy gap by ...

CDC approves use of Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control on Sunday recommended approval for Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine for use in people age 18 and older. This third vaccine is a single use vaccine and is scheduled to start shipping out Monday, officials ...

AG Raoul joins health officials to address vaccine hesitancy

Attorney General Kwame Raoul on Thursday joined Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike and representatives from Pfizer to address issues and questions contributing to vaccine hesitancy, particularly in Black and minority communities. Attorney General Raoul hosted ...

Mix of Good and Bad Vaccine news from the state

thetimesweekly.com For the past several weeks the Will County Health Department (WCHD) has been asking the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) for more information about COVID-19 vaccine supplies that are on their way. Ever since the first vaccine delivery ...

Heart Month

February is American Heart Month meant to raise awareness of heart disease. For this month the Plainfield Fire Protection District is encouraging everyone to learn CPR.

Eco-friendly boxed water replaces plastic water bottles at Monee Reservoir

Thetimesweekly.com Anglers and hikers who get parched at Monee Reservoir this year will have a new option to quench their thirst: boxed water. Boxes of water made mostly from paper will replace single-use plastic water bottles at the Forest Preserve ...

Health Department overwhelmed with calls for COVID vaccine

Faced with a hundreds of calls from residents seeking information about how to receive the COVID vaccine, Will County officials have set aside an estimated $2 million to assist with opening a new call center. The County Board on Monday ...

Health Department gets help with COVID-19 call center

In a special meeting the Will County Board authorized a contract for a new COVID-19 call center to assist the Will County Health Department with their call response. The Health Department has been inundated with inquiries in the last few ...

Will County moves to Phase 4

The Illinois Department of Public Health on Monday officially moved Region 7, which includes Will County, to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan, and more people throughout the region are starting to receive the COVID vaccine.

Health Center offers full-service dental clinic for families

thetimesweekly.com February is often when people think about heart health. Dental is an equally important part of overall physical wellbeing and February is a special time to focus on the dental health of children. The Will County Community Health Center ...

Joliet Area Community Hospice opens new addition

thetimesweekly.com The new addition at Joliet Area Community Hospice is complete and will open to serve patients and families as soon as state licensing approval is received. This project is phase one of a two-part project to expand the organization’s ...

Black Americans are being vaccinated at far lower rates

thetimesweekly.com When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved two new vaccines to combat the coronavirus, the initial concern was whether African Americans would accept vaccination. The rollout of the medicine from Pfizer and Moderna featured heavy promotion.

Bertino-Tarrant urges families to utilize health department's dental care services

February is often the time people think about heart health. Dental is an equally important part of overall good wellbeing and February is a special time to focus on the dental health of children. The Will County Community Health Center ...

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