Will County


Reclaim13 gets help for Victims of sexual exploitation and human trafficking

The Times Weekly newsroom Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow contributed $5,000 to Reclaim13, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to end the cycle of sexual exploitation and human trafficking—the practice of exploiting adults and children for use as commodities ...

Rolling seven-day positivity rate for Will County at 23 percent

The rolling seven-day test positivity rate for Will County climbed to 23 percent on Jan. 7 (the most recent data available), according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. The Illinois Department of Public Health last Friday Friday reported 131,643 ...

Nominating petitions available online for candidates seeking placement on June 28 ballot

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry announced that Nominating Petition Packets can now be found on her website at willcountyclerk.gov for individuals wishing to run in the June 28, 2022 General Primary Election.

Scholarships for income-eligible students

The Will County Center for Community Concerns is offering a limited number of $1,000 scholarships to income-eligible residents of Will County. Scholarship funding is provided by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Community Service Block Grant.

Joliet council approves grant money for Old Joliet Prison

The Joliet City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved taking the next step toward getting a National Register Historic District nomination for the Old Joliet Prison.

Will County's COVID test positivity rate nears 22 percent

The rolling seven-day test positivity rate for Will County hit 21.9 percent on Dec. 30, according to Will County Health Department Spokesman Matthew Bedore. The Illinois Department of Public Health on Tuesday reported 125,375 COVID cases for Will County, 1,184 ...

Will County Children’s Advocacy Center receives $20,000 AT&T grant

AT&T Illinois has donated $20,000 to the Will County Children’s Advocacy Center through the CAC’s Corporate Partnership Program. AT&T has been a member of the program since its inception in 2017, and this year’s contribution was at the highest, “Hero” ...

Governor, hospital leaders urge hospitals to postpone non-emergency surgeries during Omicron Surge

To prepare for a likely surge of post-holiday Omicron COVID-19 cases and to prepare for a potential shortage of staffed ICU beds, Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Health and Hospital Association are urging hospitals to take every possible measure ...

Kwanzaa celebration continues through Jan. 1

The principal practiced on the fifth day of Kwanzaa (December 30) is Nia (Purpose) In embracing the principle and practice of Nia (Purpose), we foreground and foster the ancient moral teaching of the Odu Ifa that we should do things ...

New automated Vote-By-Mail system coming together for Clerk’s office

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry earlier this week accepted the first major piece of equipment to automate the Vote By Mail program in Will County. The high-speed, state-of-the-art EvoluJet Printer from BlueCrest has the capability of printing 2,200 ballots ...

State’s Attorney new initiative to offer legal services to Veterans Assistance Commission

The Times Weekly News Legislation HB 282 begins a partnership between the Will County State’s Attorney office, Jim Glasgow, and the Veterans Assistance Commission. The bill, sponsored by State House Reps. Natalie Manley, Larry Walsh Jr., Dagmara Avelar, and Sam ...

Tenant, landlord assistance available

The Illinois Rental Payment Program is now taking applications from both renters and landlords in need.

Northern Illinois Food Bank awards $454,000 in grants to improve access to food

Northern Illinois Food Bank awarded 18 grants totaling $453,864 to local food pantries and food assistance programs to give better access to food and other resources for neighbors in need. For many recipients, the funding will go toward building out ...

CDC: Test positivity rate for Will County nears 10 percent

Due to the holiday, new reported COVID numbers from the Illinois Department of Health will not be available until this week. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control, the test positivity rate as of Dec. 26 for Will County ...

First major piece of equipment for vote by mail counting system arrives in Will County

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry announce recently that the Will County Board has unanimously approved $1.9 million in funding to purchase equipment to automate her office’s growing Vote By Mail program.