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Will County Leadership Series - Michael Simelton

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In celebration of Black History Month, Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is proud to announce the Will County Leadership Series. Throughout February, community leaders will be highlighted and will share their thoughts on the importance of recognizing Black History.
County Executive Bertino-Tarrant would like to thank these leaders who have stepped forward to share their thoughts, including Michael Simelton, CEO of the Housing Authority of Joliet.

Will County Leadership Series – Joseph L. Johnson

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Continuing the celebration of Black History Month, Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is proud to announce the next person in the Will County Leadership Series. Throughout February, these community leaders will be highlighted and will share their thoughts on the importance of recognizing Black History.
County Executive Bertino-Tarrant would like to thank these leaders who have stepped forward to share their thoughts, including Joseph L. Johnson (“Coach Joe”), Founder of the Ice and Fire Leadership Academy.

Celebrating Black History Month

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In celebration of Black History Month, Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is proud to announce the Will County Leadership Series. Throughout February, community leaders will be highlighted and sharing their thoughts on the importance of recognizing Black History.

THANK YOU Will County DOT

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THANK YOU to the 53 snowplow drivers in the Will County Department of Transportation who worked from 4am until 7pm February 2nd and 3rd to ensure the county’s more than 650 miles of roadways were cleared for safe travel for our residents and others who were passing driving through our county. We appreciate the tireless dedication of these drivers who stayed on the job until the snow stopped and the roads could be cleared.

Will County Office Building Closing at 12 PM, February 2, 2022

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WILL COUNTY – County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant has announced the closure of the County Office Building at 12:00 PM on February 2, with an expected reopening at 8:30 AM on Thursday, February 3rd. Essential county services and public safety operations will remain functioning and staffed, including the Courthouse, Health Department, 9-1-1 dispatch, Sunny Hill Nursing Home, and the Will County Sheriff’s Department.

Will County Executive Reminds Residents of Local Warming Centers

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As temperatures plummet and a prolonged deep freeze is anticipated, Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant reminds residents to utilize local warming centers if necessary. A complete list of warming shelters is listed on the home page of the Will County Emergency Management Agency’s website at www.willcountyema.org.

Project Acclaim Honors Will County for Assistance with Vaccination Clinic Held at Joliet West High School

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Project Acclaim, a Joliet-based civic pride organization, has inducted the Will County Executive’s Office and the Health Department, along with Joliet Fire Department, Amita St. Joseph Medical Center, and Joliet Township High School into its 2021 Hall of Pride for the coordinated effort to establish the Joliet West High School Vaccination Clinic. Representatives from Project Acclaim presented the award to County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant and Health Department Executive Director Sue Olenek at the January meeting of the Will County Board.

Workforce Center of Will County to Host Second Career Fair for Individuals with Disabilities in Frankfort

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Following the success of the first Career Fair for Individuals with Disabilities, the Workforce Center of Will County is partnering with Frankfort Township to host a second job fair on Tuesday, January 25. The first career fair for individuals with disabilities, held in October of 2021, attracted more than 100 job seekers and 12 employers.

Will County Eviction-Diversion Pilot Project to be Fully Implemented

Partnership between County Executive and Circuit Court works to help residents avoid eviction

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County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant and 12th Judicial Circuit Court Chief Judge Daniel Kennedy today announced that their joint eviction-diversion program has successfully left the pilot stage and will become a formal process to help mitigate COVID-19 related housing impacts.

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