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Will County to return to Phase 4 of Restore Illinois plan

Governor J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced Friday that Region 7, which includes the greater Will and Kankakee County areas, will return to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan at 5 p.m. Sept. 18. ...

Will County Health Department reports 74 new Coronavirus cases

The Will County Health Department on Thursday reported 13,158 Coronavirus cases, an increase of 74 from Wednesday, while reported deaths from the virus increased by one to 371.

Will County Opioid overdoses rising during pandemic

One of the many negative ripple effects of the Coronavirus pandemic in Will County has been the surge in Opioid related overdoses and deaths. In 2019, there were a total of 118 deaths from Opioid overdoses in Will County and ...

Will County Opioid overdoses rising during COVID pandemic

One of the many negative ripple effects of the Coronavirus pandemic in Will County has been the surge in Opioid related overdoses and deaths. In 2019, there were a total of 118 deaths from Opioid overdoses in Will County and ...

More rabid bats found in Will County

The Will County Health Department reported two more bats being identified as positive for rabies, bringing the total number for this year to five. One was located in St. Peter’s Church, 12 Sauk Trail, in Frankfort. The pastor was notified ...

Pin Pals give senior citizens comfort in times of no visits

thetimesweekly.com The most vulnerable age group for contracting COVID-19 is senior citizens. And seniors living in congregate settings like nursing homes and assisted living facilities have been the hardest hit with coronavirus illness. To combat the spread of the virus, ...

How to stay healthy now – get vaccinated

There’s a lot of time, energy and money going into developing a vaccine against COVID-19. Until that happens, health leaders say it’s even more important, particularly for older adults, to get the vaccines that are available. Approximately 40,000 to 50,000 ...

Governor imposes stricter COVID plan for region in Will County

Gov. J.B. Pritzker makes stop in Will County at the Health Department where he presented on Tuesday, stricter measures that will avert the Coronavirus spread in the region. He explained why stricter measures need to be put in place to ...

First rabid bats of 2020 confirmed in Will County

The Will County Health Department Environmental Health Division is reporting the first two Will County rabid bats of 2020. One was found in the 1500 block of Marion Drive in Wilmington. A family of five was exposed to the bat, ...

West Nile virus Mosquito’s found in the area

Thetimesweekly.com Although it has been a slow year thus far for West Nile Virus activity among mosquitoes, the Will County Health Department advises residents that caution still must be upheld during these summer months. The Illinois Department of Public Health ...

Leading by example

County Executive Denise Winfrey gives blood at the annual Will County employees’ blood drive on Thursday.

Pritzker launches new awareness campaign encouraging face coverings

In an effort to get everyone in Illinois on board with the importance of wearing face coverings in public, Gov. J.B. Pritzker has launching a new $5 million awareness campaign.

July is African-American Bone Marrow Awareness Month

PRNewswire - Black or African-American patients only have a 23% chance of finding a match compared to a 77% chance for White patients. For too long, the Black/African-American community has sought a cure for sickle cell anemia, leukemia and other ...

Contract tracing underway in Will County

The Will County Health Department began ramping up its contact tracing pro-gram for COVID-19 earlier this week utilizing what department officials are calling a “best practice” for tracking communicable diseases. As part of Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan, ...

Silver Cross opens occupational health center

Silver Cross Hospital officials have announced the opening of Silver Cross Occupational Health, a program designed to keep employers and employees well, and build a healthy business climate within the community.

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