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Will County Executive disappointed with County Board’s action

Board’s refusal to restore funding to health department will impact thousands of residents

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Will County Executive Larry Walsh said he is very disappointed with the action taken during the County Board’s Executive Committee yesterday. A request to extend emergency funding to the Health Department was ignored by a majority of committee members.

     “We are facing a real crisis in our health department,” Walsh said. “Because the State of Illinois owes our health department more than $2 million in funding, nine important programs are slated to be cut. These are programs that serve the most vulnerable residents of our county.”

2016 Hero Helps Southwest Coalition Community Summit to discuss developments in deadly heroin epidemic

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     The need for an effective overall strategy to combat the heroin epidemic is more important than ever as the number of overdose deaths in Will County and across the nation continues to rise.

     With the 2016 HERO-HELPS-Southwest Coalition Community Summit scheduled for the end of April, the Will County Coroner’s Office reports troubling statistics and alarming new developments in the heroin crisis.   

HERO-HELPS-Southwest Coalition summit on heroin epidemic to address drug-prescribing practices, access to addiction treatment

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The 2016 HERO-HELPS-Southwest Coalition Community Summit will provide important information about the implementation of Illinois’ groundbreaking Heroin Crisis Act that includes provisions to address the overuse of prescription painkillers.

A century of living

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Gertrude Hoover, a resident of Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County in Joliet, was feted by family and friends for her 100th birthday on March 26 at Sunny Hill. 

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