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Businesses failing to enforce face coverings rules can now face fines

Failing to enforce rules for face coverings in Illinois could now result in fines. Building on efforts to protect Illinois' workers and communities in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. JB Pritzker announced that the Illinois Department of Public ...

Will County Health Department reports 141 new Coronavirus cases

The Will County Health Department on Wednesday reported a total of 8,872 Coronavirus cases, an increase of 106 from Tuesday, and three new reported deaths from the virus during the same period, bringing that total to 343.

District 365U students will start the school year learning from home

Students from another large school district in Will County will be starting the new school year learning remotely from home. The Valley View School District 365U Board of Education on Thursday voted 5-2 in favor of a full remote learning ...

2020 Census takers coming door-to-door

The United States Census Bureau has accelerated the timeline to complete all 2020 Census counting efforts. Starting now, Census takers will visit homes that have not yet responded to the 2020 Census. Census takers will wear masks and follow local ...

Will County now taking requests for CARES funding applications

Will County, like all counties in Illinois and throughout the country, received a substantial amount of federal money to assist non-profit organizations and small businesses to local governments, farms, homeless shelters and food pantries adversely impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Single family rental inspection proposal put on hold

Realtors and landlords in Joliet who strongly oppose a proposed ordinance revision that would require inspections of single family rental properties received a temporary reprieve Tuesday from the City Council.

Pritzker launches new awareness campaign encouraging face coverings

In an effort to get everyone in Illinois on board with the importance of wearing face coverings in public, Gov. J.B. Pritzker has launching a new $5 million awareness campaign.

Workforce Center to host drive-through job fair

The Workforce Center of Will County will host a coronavirus conscious drive-through job fair from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday. The event will be held in the back lot of the center at 2400 Glenwood Ave.

The Supervisor of Assessments has a new website

thetimesweekly.com The website still contains all the helpful content as before, but it has a fresh, updated look and is easier to navigate for taxpayers. The Supervisor of Assessments continues to prioritize keeping the office technologically advanced, so that we ...

Elwood Post Office could be renamed in honor of Larry Walsh Sr.

Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) last Friday introduced a bill to designate the U.S. Post Office facility located at 303 E. Mississippi Ave. in Elwood, Illinois, as the Lawrence M. “Larry” Walsh Sr. Post Office Building.

Slammer win 5-0 as Aufderheide shines in starting debut

In the second game of the Sunday doubleheader, the red hot Joliet Slammers squared off against the NERDS Herd. The Slammers came into this game riding a seven game win streak. The Herd came into the night after losing to ...

Residential eviction ban, extended unemployment ends

The Coronavirus pandemic has hit the economy hard including communities throughout Illinois and Will County. Thousands have lost their jobs and have found themselves unable to keep up with monthly rent or mortgage payments. It's a bitter pill to swallow ...

Basta becomes Bolingbrook’s acting mayor

The gavel has been passed in Bolingbrook, and the village now has a new acting mayor. Village Trustee Mary Alexander-Basta became Bolingbrook’s new acting mayor by a unanimous vote of the village board during a special meeting held Thursday.

IHSA releases plans for 2020-21 school year

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for a special meeting on Wednesday, where the Board announced its intended plans for the 2020-21 school year. The plan has been sent to the Illinois Department of Health (IDPH) ...

Another Will County high school district goes remote for the fall

Joliet Township High School District 204 is the latest to opt for full remote learning in the fall due to concerns over rising Coronavirus cases. “At Joliet Township High School, above all, the safety of our students and staff will ...

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