Will County


Will County Health Department reports more than 400 new COVID cases

The Illinois Department of Public Health on Sunday reported 403,099 people had received the COVID vaccine in Will County. A total of 156,182 in Will County were reported fully vaccinated on Sunday, representing more than 22 percent of the total ...

Protest planned in Joliet for Monday as verdict nears in Chauvin trial

Closing arguments in the Derek Chauvin trial are set to get underway on Monday after which the jury in the case will go into deliberations and decide the fate of the former Minneapolis police officer for his role in the ...

MorningStar nixes plans to purchase hotel for homeless

Plans to turn a hotel in Joliet into a homeless shelter are off the table after the director of the MorningStar Mission Ministries said she would not pursue the option.

Economic upswing underway in Will County

Like the winds of change blowing through with the arrival of spring, many are hopeful the local job market will quickly start to improve as more receive COVID vaccines and more businesses, especially restaurants, are able to ramp up productivity ...

Vaccines up by more than 5,500 in Will County on first day of universal eligibility

The Illinois Department of Public Health on Tuesday, the first day vaccine eligibility opened up to everyone 16 and older, reported 357,521 people had received the COVID vaccine in Will County.

Will County Health Department follows CDC and FDA guidelines to pause use of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

The Will County Health Department announced today they would follow federal and state health agencies recommendation to immediately pause the use of Johnson & Johnson single dose coronavirus vaccine. “Will County is following the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and ...

Historical signs help tell history of Romeoville

The town of Romeo originated on the east side of Des Plaines River and was initially settled in 1835. In 1895, the people decided to incorporate and named their new village Romeoville.

All Will County residents 16 and older now eligible for COVID vaccine

Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant and Will County Health Department Executive Director Sue Olenek have announced that the health department will move to open scheduling on Monday, April 12, as Will County moves to universal eligibility for individuals 16 and ...

Vote By Mail Ballots yet to be tabulated will be counted on April 14

Will County Clerk Lauren Staley Ferry announces that Vote By Mail Ballots that have yet to be tabulated will be counted at a post-election Central Count starting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 14 in the Will County Board Room ...

Experience Will County's natural beauty

The Forest Preserve District of Will County will host in-person and online programs ranging from woodpeckers to wildflowers this month. Also on tap are programs about bees and 18th-century history.

Quillman tops the heap in crowded Joliet City Council race

In an election with a predicted low turnout, voters who did show up to the polls on Tuesday favored the incumbent in the Joliet City Council election.

Southwest Suburban Immigrant Project teams up to expand vaccine availability

thetimesweekly.com State Senator John Connor (D-Lockport) spoke at a press conference held by the Southwest Suburban Immigrant Project at the VNA Health Care Clinic on Monday morning alongside State Representative Dagmara Avelar, Congressman Bill Foster and Congresswoman Marie Newman to ...

Job Fair In-A-Bag Wednesday at Workforce Center of Will County

The Workforce Center of Will County will offer a Job Fair In-A Bag from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every Wednesday. The idea for the weekly event was sparked by a community organization, which asked WCWC to provide a flier ...

Will County Health Department reports 677 new COVID cases

The Will County Health Department on Monday reported 69,665 COVID cases, an increase of 677 from Thursday, while the number of reported deaths remained unchanged at 951.

Election Day is here and your choice can make a difference

On Tuesday voters will head to the polls and cast their ballots in a variety of local races – from municipalities to park districts, townships, and school boards. The impact of these local governmental bodies on the daily lives of ...