Will County


Health officials steadily vaccinating residents as more supply is delivered

When people heard the Food and Drug Administration approved vaccines for the coronavirus, many thought the end was in sight from the pandemic nightmare. But it appears the bad dream is not over as Health departments, pharmacy’s are grappling with ...

Joliet to seek disaster funding to cover snow removal, other related costs

The snowstorm that began over the weekend and continued through Tuesday morning hit Joliet hard, dropping nearly 20 inches of snow on the city, and kept city crews working around the clock cleaning streets.

Illinois State Trooper struck while assisting after a traffic crash

The Illinois State Police are investigating a two-vehicle traffic crash that occurred late Monday afternoon on Interstate 55 northbound near Illinois Route 30 that also resulted in a state trooper being injured.

Will County Board Members celebrate Valentine's Day with Sunny Hill residents, staff

Will County Board Members arranged for 350 flowers from a local florist to be delivered to Sunny Hill Nursing Home residents and staff this Feb. 14th. Under constant stress and threat of COVID-19, the last year has presented new challenges ...

Joliet Iron Works exhibit opens at Isle a la Cache Museum

One of the Forest Preserve District of Will County’s most intriguing preserves now has its own museum exhibit showcasing the people who kept the downtown Joliet Iron Works plant humming a century ago.

Will County Health Department bombarded with calls about COVID vaccine

Faced with a deluge of calls from residents seeking information about how to receive the COVID vaccine, Will County officials plan to spend $1.6 million to open a new call center.

Health Department gets help with COVID-19 call center

In a special meeting the Will County Board authorized a contract for a new COVID-19 call center to assist the Will County Health Department with their call response. The Health Department has been inundated with inquiries in the last few ...

Extreme cold in the forecast

Current forecasts for the upcoming weekend in Joliet and the surrounding communities call for potentially hazardously low cold temperatures and life-threatening wind chills. This is extremely dangerous weather and serious precautions should be taken.

Action key for organization making ‘Black History’ in Joliet

Black Americans experienced what could only be described as a mixed bag of emotions in this past year. There were nationwide protests in response to the killing of George Floyd by a police officer who kneeled on his neck during ...

New morgue coming to Will County

A new courthouse, a new health department building and now a new county morgue. The Will County Board Capital Improvements Committee this week took the first formal step to begin construction of a new county morgue by approving the framework ...

Joliet mayor wants other communities to ‘step up’, help homeless

A proposal by to turn a hotel in Joliet into more housing for the homeless has stirred up some controversy. Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk is balking at Morning Star Mission’s plans to purchase the Quality Inn hotel on Larkin Avenue ...

Will County moves into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced that effective Feb. 1 Region 7, which includes Will County, is moving to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan.

Will County Health Department reports 215 new COVID cases

The Will County Health Department on Thursday reported 61,320 COVID cases, an increase of 215 from Wednesday, and 836 reported deaths from the virus, an increase of six from Wednesday.

Will County Agents for Change say time is now for seat at the table

A push is on to lobby Will County board members to adopt a resolution to create an advisory panel to make recommendations as to how cannabis tax revenue is dispersed throughout the county.

Health Center offers full-service dental clinic for families

thetimesweekly.com February is often when people think about heart health. Dental is an equally important part of overall physical wellbeing and February is a special time to focus on the dental health of children. The Will County Community Health Center ...