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Second sheriff's deputy tests positive for COVID-19

Will County Sheriff Mike Kelley has announced he second positive COVID-19 case has been confirmed within the sheriff’s office. The male deputy called in sick on March 27 with coronavirus-like symptoms. He self-quarantined at... — Updated 4/8/2020


Plainfield police respond to stolen vehicle/aggravated discharge of a firearm

Just before 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 7, members of the Plainfield Police Department responded to the area of 127th Street and Naperville-Plainfield Road for a stolen vehicle and... — Updated 4/7/2020


Joliet Fire Department confirms first COVID-19 case

The City of Joliet has confirmed the first positive COVID-19 case within the Fire Department. The employee's last workday was March 30. On March 31 he began feeling sick, but... — Updated 4/7/2020


Romeoville plans park party for stay at home birthdays

The Village of Romeoville will be hosting a very special birthday themed park party this summer. The guests of honor will be Romeoville kids who had to celebrate their birthdays at... — Updated 4/3/2020

 By Mark Gregory    News

Joliet prepared if COVID-19 rise continues

Following an extension of the shelter in place order by Gov. J.B. Pritzker until April 30, Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk held a briefing in which he assured residents that, "The city of... — Updated 4/3/2020


Romeoville approves Residential Water Rebate Program

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Village of Romeoville will be providing each household in the village with a $50 rebate. This will appear as a credit on the June... — Updated 4/2/2020


USF and Joliet Chamber Partner to Help Local Businesses Acquire CARES Act Dollars

In light of the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the economy, many Joliet area businesses are wondering how they can acquire funds from the CARES Act to help the local... — Updated 4/2/2020


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 4/2/2020


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. Jones... — 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



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 we... — 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


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


District 202 Board honor 19 excellent educators, community members

The District 202 Board of Education is recognizing 19 exceptional educators, staff and community members through its 28th annual Awards of Excellence program. The annual awards ceremony was scheduled for April 8, 2020 but has been... — Updated 3/26/2020


Coronavirus causes Rialto events to be postponed or canceled

The VenuWorks-managed Rialto Square Theatre has announced postponement or cancellation of several events during the months of March and April due to COVID-19. The following events... — Updated 3/25/2020


VVSD Emergency Meals for Kids Program Adds Site at Brooks Middle School

The Valley View School District 365U Nutrition Services Emergency Meals for Kids program is expanding to include a fifth distribution site. The Emergency Meals for Kids program supplying free “Grab ‘n Go” meals will be... — Updated 3/24/2020


Will County, City of Joliet and the Continuum of Care (CoC) join the United Way of Will County to assist the homeless during the COVID-19 crisis

On Monday, the Continuum of Care, a network of agencies and service providers working to end homelessness, released the Emergency Housing Assistance Plan to provide safe shelter for the homeless and those at risk of losing... — Updated 3/23/2020


COVID-19 cases in Will County climb to 26

The Will County Health Department (WCHD) is reporting that as of the start of this week, 26 Will County residents have tested positive for Coronavirus. Of those 26, 10 are male and... — Updated 3/23/2020

 By Mark Gregory    News

Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk lays out information, plans for the city to deal with COVID-19

Joliet mayor Bob O'Dekirk held a press conference Thursday to offer information to the community about the COVID-19 pandemic. O'Dekirk announced that city hall will be closed to... — Updated 3/23/2020


Will County Forest Preserve District offers stay-at-home activities

In light of the governor's stay-at-home order, the Forest Preserve District will not be adding to its Facebook Live events at this time or creating other content that would require... — Updated 3/23/2020


All Forest Preserve access area parking lots, dog parks closed as of sunset Saturday due to coronavirus pandemic

All Forest Preserve District of Will County preserve access area parking lots and dog parks will close as of sunset Saturday through April 7 due to the stay-at-home mandate issued Friday, March 20, by Gov. J.B. Pritzker as a... — Updated 3/21/2020


List of some Joliet restaurant pick-up and delivery Info

Due to precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19, the Joliet City Center Partnership offices are closed to the public but staff are working remotely to serve our Special Service Area. Following the closure of restaurants & bars... — Updated 3/19/2020


Will County Officials Address Coronavirus

Will County officials held a press conference today to discuss steps that the county is taking to address concerns around COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Officials stressed that the general public is safe and that there has not been an... — Updated 3/18/2020



Joliet mayor Bob O'Dekirk will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. on March 19 at City Hall in the Council Chambers with an update on the COVID-19 pandemic. This conference will be streamed live on the City’s Facebook page and... — Updated 3/18/2020

 By Mark Gregory    News

Will County a target for 'We Count 2020' campaign

In the next few weeks, households across the United States, in Washington D.C and in the five U.S. territories will begin to receive official Census Bureau mail with detailed... — Updated 3/15/2020


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