Plainfield South HS teacher making masks for health care facilities

Plainfield South High School Spanish teacher Mary Jones is making fabric masks for area health care facilities during the mandated school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.... — Updated 4/1/2020

Silver Cross Hospital sees dramatic increase in COVID-19 patients

As the spread of COVID-19 continues throughout the region, Silver Cross Hospital continues to see a dramatic increase in the number of COVID-19 patients at its New Lenox campus. As... — Updated 4/1/2020

Pritzker, Lightfoot announce new fund to support artists during COVID-19 shutdown

Gov. JB Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Wednesday the formation of a new relief fund to support artists and performers who have been temporarily put out of work by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Arts for Illinois... — Updated 4/1/2020

Morton Arboretum temporarily closed

Beginning April 2, The Morton Arboretum will be temporarily closed through April 30 as an additional measure to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The Arboretum made its 1,700... — Updated 4/1/2020

COVID-19 IMPACTS: Employment Security department utilizes new alphabetized benefit schedule

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois department tasked with overseeing unemployment benefits is employing an alphabetized schedule to handle “an unprecedented volume” of claims. Claims now must be filed online and by phone on days... — Updated 3/31/2020

So your school is practicing remote learning. What does it mean?

SPRINGFIELD – Public K-12 schools statewide were instructed to begin remote learning days Tuesday until in-person instruction can resume, and standardized testing in the state is... — Updated 3/31/2020

District 202 answers questions about graduation, athletics and other events

Plainfield School District 202 informed parents today on some topics that have come in question around the COVID-19 shutdown of schools. As of now, all 'right of passage events'... — Updated 3/31/2020

WILL COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO CLOSE MAIN OFFICE AND BRANCH DOORS TO STAFF. COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER IN JOLIET AND BOLINGBROOK WILL CONTINUE TO SEE PATIENTS

Beginning Monday, March 30, the Will County Health Department will be continuing operations but closing its doors to both clients and staff. “For the safety of our clients and staff, and due to the number of Coronavirus cases... — Updated 3/31/2020

District 202 hands out Remote Learning packets to families

District 202 Superintendent Dr. Lane Abrell, Dave Stephens, Plainfield High School-Central Campus principal, and Dr. Glenn Wood, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and... — Updated 3/31/2020

Forest Preserve announces 'Hugs for Hounds' cancellation, 'Found Objects Sculpture Trail' postponement

The 12th annual "Hugs for Hounds" doggie Easter egg hunt has been canceled, and the "Found Objects Sculpture Trail" has been postponed due to the new coronavirus pandemic.... — Updated 3/31/2020

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