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District 365U students will start the school year learning from home

Students from another large school district in Will County will be starting the new school year learning remotely from home. The Valley View School District 365U Board of Education on Thursday voted 5-2 in favor of a full remote learning ...

Will County now taking requests for CARES funding applications

Will County, like all counties in Illinois and throughout the country, received a substantial amount of federal money to assist non-profit organizations and small businesses to local governments, farms, homeless shelters and food pantries adversely impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.

New Romeoville trails are rolling along

There are 5.3 miles of new bike paths coming to Romeoville via two previously announced projects. These join the more than 30 miles of paths that already run through the village. “These two projects will be a big addition to ...

Police and K-9 Memorial dedication held in Romeoville

A ribbon cutting was held to celebrate the dedication of the Romeoville Police and K-9 Memorial, which sits between village hall and the police station.The structure commemorates Romeoville Police Officers who have since passed away, along with all of the ...

New Popeyes coming to Romeoville

Romeoville continues to see new ground up construction, despite the current environment. Popeyes has submitted a concept plan for a new restaurant along Weber Road in front of Blain’s Farm & Fleet. The building will be 2,300 square feet and ...

Contract tracing kicks into high gear Monday

The Will County Health Department will be ramping up its contact tracing program for COVID-19 on Monday utilizing what department officials are calling a “best practice” for tracking communicable diseases.

School districts about to embark on new frontier of teaching

Throughout Will County school district boards are adopting plans for re-opening schools in the fall in ways very different from any other previous school years. The Coronavirus pandemic has turned everything upside down and schools are no exception.

School districts move ahead with unique plans to reopen

As school districts across Will County scramble to adopt plans to reopen schools in the fall and bring students back into classrooms as part of Phase 4 of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s Restore Illinois Plan some parents are somewhat apprehensive.

Romeoville to hold essential workers parade

The Village of Romeoville will hold an essential workers parade on Saturday, July 18. The staging ground will be at White Oak Library. Things will kick off at 1:00 p.m. and follow the route indicated on the map below, ending ...

Joliet interim City Manager resigns

Joliet interim City Manager Steve Jones has resigned his position. The Joliet City Council went into executive session after a very heated meeting on Tuesday night that included some angry exchanges between Jones and Mayor Bob O’Dekirk.

Joliet casinos reopen under Illinois Gaming Board guidelines

After nearly four long months and huge revenue losses for the state and the City of Joliet, casinos are back in business. The Illinois Gaming Board’s suspension of casinos and video gaming operations has been lifted as of July 1. ...

July 4th fireworks from comfort of home

Scoping out a perfect spot to see fireworks along Chicago’s lakefront or at a neighborhood park is not necessary when the nation celebrates Independence Day this Saturday. Instead, officials from many communities like Plainfield are not holding firework displays in ...

Police searching for man involved in aggravated battery complaint

The Will County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance from the public regarding the identification of a suspect involved in an aggravated battery complaint. Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a battery complaint at Shades of Darkness Window Tinting, located at 13957 ...

Romeoville's Fit 4 Life Fitness Center reopens under Phase 4 guidelines

Under the State of Illinois' Restore Illinois Phase 4 Guidelines, the Village of Romeoville Parks and Recreation Department has reopened the Fit 4 Life Fitness Center, at 900 W. Romeo Road.

Vote By Mail available to every voter in Will County and beyond

There has been much misinformation circulated mainly via social media about voting by mail, even though it has been going on for many years. It is something that has benefited many citizens of this country, especially those who were unable ...

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