Will County to hire consultant to assist with COVID relief fund distribution plan

As the Will County Board moves closer to distributing more than $120.5 million in relief funds provided by the federal government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the board plans to hire a consultant to assist in the distribution process. ...

Romeoville Parks and Recreation deliver birthday surprises

If you’re looking for a special way to celebrate your little one’s birthday, look no more! The Village of Romeoville Parks and Recreation Department is surprising boys and girls all over Romeoville with Birthday Celebration Boxes. Each box comes customized ...

Investigation underway into South Suburban Black Chamber

Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk held a press conference at City Hall on June 9 to defend his actions following a protest on May 31 and the scuffle he got into with two brothers on Jefferson Street. A number of O’Dekirk’s ...

Diocese of Joliet to Host Virtual Ecumenical Rally for Racial Justice

The Diocese of Joliet will present a special virtual event, An Ecumenical Rally for Justice, on Saturday The livestream will begin at 11 a.m. at dioceseofjoliet.org. The event is sponsored by the Office of the Bishop; the Office for Human ...

O’Dekirk has ‘no intentions’ of resigning as Joliet mayor

Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk on Tuesday defended his actions following a protest along Jefferson Street on May 31 and said he sought to hurt no one and was defending himself from an attack after a night that turned from peaceful ...

Attorneys for two brothers outline their case against Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk

Attorneys representing two brothers involved in a scuffle with Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk following a protest along Jefferson Street on May 31st are refuting any claims made by the mayor that his actions were in any way justified.

Prayers, peaceful protests in Will County over the weekend

While an investigation of police actions and the actions of Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk on May 31st and his handling of a protestor on Jefferson Street continue, a calmness came over the region over the weekend.

Two online petitions out there to let the people judge Joliet mayor’s actions

One petition seeks support for Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk and the other seeks his resignation. Both are online at change.org. Both are related to an altercation O'Dekirk had with a protestor on Jefferson Street Sunday night.

Joliet mayor scuffles with protestor

Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk on Sunday night assisted police officers during a protest that later turned into a riot along Jefferson Street. O'Dekirk made a statement after the video surfaced showing the mayor using physical force to subdue a protestor ...

Reported coronavirus cases in Will County increase 42

The number of reported confirmed coronavirus cases in Will County increased by 42 from Monday to a total of 5,683 and the number of deaths from the virus within the same period from the virus increased by 3 to 282, ...

Romeoville businesses reopen today

Romeoville businesses will enter into Phase 3 of Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan today. This means, as long as they follow Illinois Department of Public Health safety guidelines, non-essential businesses like manufacturing, barbershops, and salons can reopen, village officials said.

Promenade Bolingbrook reopens today

With the State of Illinois health directive moving into Phase 3 of its Restore Illinois reopening plan, The Promenade Bolingbrook will open and welcome the public back to the center at 11 a.m. May 29.

Excitement builds for businesses to reopen

Things are about to change for some businesses in Will County and the rest of the state and that change is coming on Friday, according to Gov. J.B. Pritzker. That has many in Will County excited, as they are more ...

Romeoville acquires 60 acres for dog park, open space

The Village of Romeoville has purchased 30 acres of land and is leasing an additional 30 acres across from the post office along 135th Street. The property will be used as open space for sports like soccer and baseball. The ...

Will County property owners get more time to pay taxes

Property owners in Will County will be getting a reprieve on their tax bills as many struggle to make ends meet during the coronavirus pandemic. The Will County Board on Thursday voted to provide relief to property taxpayers.