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Will County calls for more Tobacco 21 cities

With Bolingbrook’s recent passing of the Tobacco 21 ordinance, the Will County Board of Health has passed a resolution calling for more Will County municipalities to follow suit.

County warns of dangers from synthetic cannabis use

Since the recent warning about synthetic cannabinoids from the Illinois Department of Public Health, there have now been nearly 60 reported cases in Illinois, along with two reported deaths, due to severe bleeding by victims who had used what is ...

Latent Tuberculosis more common today

With Saturday the 24th of March being “World TB Day,” the staff at the Sunny Hill Tuberculosis Clinic of Will County is helping fight the daily battle against tuberculosis (TB). This includes the kind of tuberculosis that is dormant inside ...

Keys to Retirement Protection

Troy Township, Shorewood - The Troy Township has invited, David O'Dell of Delco Financial Group, Inc. to present the first and second of a three (3) part free informational series called "Things You Should Know, But Don't Want to Think ...

Bolingbrook raise smoking age to 21

The Bolingbrook Village Board has passed an ordinance that will make it illegal to sell tobacco products to anyone under 21.

Overdose prevention training at Hero summit

During the 2018 Hero Helps Community Summit, slated for Friday, May 11, 2018 at the Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center in Romeoville, Ill., training on the delivery of naloxone or Narcan will be available to the public.

American Cancer Society looking for volunteer drivers

The American Cancer Society is in need of more volunteer drivers to support the Road To Recovery® program, which provides cancer patients with free rides to treatment.

Will-Grundy Medical Clinic celebrating 30 years

The Will-Grundy Medical Clinic will celebrate its 30th Anniversary in 2018 with a gala on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

Black HIV infections cut almost in half in Illinois

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Children’s Dental Health

Children’s Dental Health Month in February is a great time to focus on the fact that kids’ dental health is just as important as their overall health.

Food deserts: Joliet’s nutrition crisis

On the USDA website, a map of the United States shows the places where lack of access to grocery stores is a problem. That includes big swaths of the City of Joliet.

Reduce your risk of cognitive decline

Adopting key lifestyle changes to benefit your brain in 2018.

Silver Cross offering health classes in January

Check out the classes available from Silver Cross Hospital in the New Year.

Silver Cross enacts patient/visitor flu precautions

Silver Cross Hospital is adhering to directives set forth by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Will County Health Department for temporary visitor restrictions due to widespread influenza (flu) activity throughout the state and county.

Community blood drive set for Jan. 16

Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow will have the first Taylor Babec Community Blood Drive of 2018 hosted by his office in honor of the late Jim Stewart.