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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 ...

Local communities prepare to reopen

From Joliet to Lockport to Plainfield, communities are gearing up for a big weekend as more businesses are set to reopen or expand operations and larger groups of people will be allowed to gather. All four regions of the state ...

‘Let’s play ball’

It would appear Minor League baseball is coming back to downtown Joliet next month. The Joliet Slammers’ organization on Wednesday announced the team will participate in the inaugural City of Champions Cup at DuPage Medical Group Field beginning July 16.

Virtual bingo, Drive-by tour caps off Pride Month

thetimesweekly.com Bolingbrook - How do you celebrate Pride Month in a pandemic? Bolingbrook Pride has gotten creative, capping off Pride Month with a virtual bingo fundraiser and a drive-by tour and decorating contest. Kicking off the celebration is an all-ages ...

Romeoville’s Rotary Park to get an upgrade

Rotary Park (2023 Whitmore Dr.) will be the next Romeoville park to be redeveloped. The Village Board has approved a contract with Wight & Company to create a concept plan, which is anticipated to feature new playground equipment, a shelter, ...

Home and Garden Show comes to Romeoville Athletic & Event Center

Romeoville is excited to host their first home and garden show the weekend of March 20 and 21, 2021 at the Romeoville Athletic & Event Center. The show, featuring bricks, blooms, and backyards, will be free to attend and is ...

Village offices to reopen

The Romeoville Village Hall, police station, and recreation center reopened to the public on Monday, June 22 with specialized business hours. To ensure public and staff safety, social distancing and sanitation methods will be instituted, and masks will be required ...