Will County


Will County Coronavirus confirmed cases climb to 77

The Will County Department of Public Health on Thursday reported the total number of county residents infected with the Coronavirus had climbed to 77 and that a total of three people had died with the virus.

Will County consolidates COVID-19 information from departments/agencies

In an effort to centralize communication from various elected officials’ offices, county departments, and agencies relating to the coronavirus crisis, the Will County Executive Office’s IT department has created a COVID-19 page on its website.

Filling out 2020 Census crucial to families and community

Households across the country are receiving important U.S. Census Bureau reminders with important detailed information about how to respond to the 2020 Census. The plan is to include everyone you expect to live in your home on April 1. Heads ...

March Madness may be canceled but Forest Preserve hosts "Tournament of Birds"

March Madness may be canceled, but the Forest Preserve District of Will County has its own "seeds" and brackets and you can play along on Facebook by voting in the "Tournament of Birds" through April 1. The tournament is part ...

Valley View School District expands Emergency Meals for Kids Program

The Valley View School District 365U Nutrition Services Emergency Meals for Kids program is expanding to include a fifth distribution site. The Emergency Meals for Kids program supplying free “Grab ‘n Go” meals will be available at Brooks Middle School, ...

Help available through United Way of Will County

The United Way of Will County has enacted its Disaster/Crisis Protocol in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Protocol includes a three-prong approach to identify resources for those in need, identify opportunities to help those in need and enact a ...

Pritzker issues mandatory stay-at-home order for all of Illinois

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday afternoon issued a mandatory statewide stay-at-home order for all residents to begin at 5 p.m. Sautrday and run through April 7. Before making the announcement about the stay at home order, Pritzker said a ...

Will County Coronavirus cases on the rise

Illinois had a total of 1,049 positive confirmed cases of the Coronavirus, and nine confirmed deaths as of Sunday evening, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health's website. A previous report from a Will County Health Department official that ...

Local communities take action during crisis

Mayors and local officials are taking steps to keep residents informed and up to date on the latest information in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, in an effort to minimize its impact. Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk on Monday declared a ...

List of Will County polling place changes

This is a complete list of Polling Places that have been relocated for the Tuesday, March 17 Presidential Primary Election due to concerns about coronavirus:

Will County Supervisor of Assessments changes in 2020 Senior Freeze, 2020 disabled persons and disabled vets application process due to COVID-19

Joliet – In response to the evolving issue of the coronavirus or COVID-19 around the world, Rhonda Novak, the Will County Supervisor of Assessments, has announced a delay in the mailing and processing of all renewal exemption applications including the ...

Workforce Center cancels all events until March 31

The Workforce Center of Will County has cancelled all workshops and events until March 31 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Will County Health guidelines on gatherings

Thetimesweekly.com The Will County Health Department (WCHD) is recommending that event organizers postpone, cancel, or if feasible, offer virtual participation for community events expected to have over 250 participants until further notice. This is based on the increasing number of ...

County officials address Coronavirus

Will County officials on Friday discussed steps the county is taking to address concerns around COVID-19 (Coronavirus), yet said the county is not currently distributing any tests for the virus. Officials said the general public is safe and that there ...

Polling Place changes due to coronavirus concerns

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry announced that several Polling Places that were stationed inside retirement homes would be relocated due to concerns about coronavirus. The Polling Place locations that are being changed are: