COVID grants available for Romeoville businesses

The Village of Romeoville is once again offering an Economic Support Grant to their business community. The grant aims to provide assistance to local restaurants that have had business interruptions due to COVID-19 related closures. Grants in the amount of ...

District 86 to continue remote learning into the new year

Joliet Public Schools District 86 students will continue learning remotely from home until at least the middle of January, district officials said earlier this week. Meanwhile Valley View School District 365U students will soon transition to more in-person learning in ...

School districts moving closer to in-person learning

More school districts throughout Will County are moving closer to bringing students back into classrooms with safety precautions in place to protect both staff and students from the continued threat of the Coronavirus. The Troy Community School District 30-C school ...

‘Deconstructing Stereotypes’ exhibit now open at Isle a la Cache Museum

Stereotypes that impact Native peoples, ranging from mascots and casinos to addiction and treaty rights, will be examined in an exhibit now open at Isle a la Cache Museum in Romeoville.

Workforce Center of Will County to host drive-thru job fair in Romeoville today

Due to the continued success of its drive-thru job fairs, the Workforce Center of Will County (WCWC) will be hosting an event from 4 until 6 p.m. today at the Romeoville Village Hall, 1050 W. Romeo Road.

More than 1,400 voters cast ballots in Will County

Hundreds of people turned out to cast their ballots on the first day of early voting in Will County last week. According to officials, more than 500 showed up to vote last Thursday on the first day of early voting.

A peek inside the virtual classroom

Families across Will County are all dealing with children learning from home, looking at teachers and their fellow classmates on computer screens as the Coronavirus pandemic has forced many school districts to delay in-person learning until October, and some even ...

Romeoville launches new opportunity matters initiative for youth

thetimesweekly.com Opportunity Matters is a new program targeting the youth in Will County. The goal is to create the next generation of leaders through programs that encompass mentorship, academics, health and wellness, career training, and economic development.

Romeoville new pedestrian sidewalks on Rte 53, Road lighting

thetimesweekly.com Those traveling along Route 53 as well as Normatown Road may notice a flurry of activity taking place along the street. Two different improvement projects were approved by the Village Board for these areas.

U.S. DOT grant adds important piece to Rock Run Development puzzle

The City of Joliet is in line to receive a big financial boost that will help move along a major 265 acre economic development project at Interstate 55 and I-80. Congresswoman Lauren Underwood (D-Illinois) on Wednesday announced that Joliet will ...

Valley View Remote Meals for Students

Valley View School District 365U Nutrition Services is continuing the Remote Meals for Students program during remote learning for VVSD students but making a significant change due to a revision in policy by the United States Department of Agriculture.

Romeoville re-open for additional hour

Since June 22, Romeoville village hall, the recreation center, and the police station have been closing to the public for two hours each day (between noon and 2 p.m.) for extra cleaning. Starting September 14, the closures will be reduced ...

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 ...

Restaurant, bar owners angered over Pritzker's new restrictions related to COVID

A letter written on behalf of bar and restaurant owners throughout Will County has been sent to Gov. J.B. Pritzker in opposition to his imposing further restrictions on businesses in response to a rising Coronavirus positivity rate.

Small business in Will County can now apply for County's CARES Act funding

Small business owners and farmers impacted by COVID-19 in Will County can now apply for financial assistance administered by the county. The county began accepting applications for the funding from small businesses an farmers on Monday. Applications will be accepted ...