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Booster Shots Recommended for Anyone 18 and Over

Will County Vaccination Clinic offering COVID-19 booster and pediatric vaccinations

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The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is following the Food and Drug Administration’s decision to open COVID-19 booster vaccinations to all and recommending anyone 18 years and older get a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose six months after receiving their second Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, or two months after receiving the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

County Leaders Spotlight Key Priorities in 2022 Annual Budget

Final budget includes increased funding for public safety, Children’s Advocacy Center, mental health support, and transportation

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County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant joined County Board leadership in highlighting accomplishments in the Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Budget, which invests in key priorities while maintaining balanced spending. The $793 million package, which was passed unanimously today by the County Board, increases funding for public safety agencies, the Children’s Advocacy Center, and the Will-Ride transportation program.

Will County Executive Reminds Residents of Resources Available for Rental, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance

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Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is reminding residents in need of rental, mortgage, or utility payments that financial assistance is still available for those impacted by economic hardships related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This follows an announcement by the Illinois Housing Development Authority of a second application period for Illinois Rental Payment Program (ILRPP) funds opening on December 6th.

Will County Health Department offers safety tips to ensure healthy and happy holiday gatherings

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The Will County Health Department reminds residents to continue to observe COVID-19 safety protocols at upcoming family gatherings. Because of the availability of the vaccine and the growing number of people who are receiving the vaccine, many families are expected to resume traditional celebrations.

Will County Green to Host Document Shredding, Electronics Recycling, and Pumpkin Catapult at Lewis University

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Will County and Lewis University will host the sixth annual “Catapult a Pumpkin” event from 9:00 a.m. until noon, Saturday, Nov. 6 in the “W” parking lot South of the main entrance of Lewis University in Romeoville. The event offers residents an opportunity to safely dispose of pumpkins, electronics, and documents.

Workforce Center of Will County to host Career Fair for Individuals with Disabilities

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The Workforce Center of Will County is partnering with the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce and Joliet Township High School to host a Career Fair for Individuals with Disabilities from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2nd at the Joliet Township High School Administration Building, 300 Caterpillar Drive in Joliet. Representatives from several local businesses resource organizations will be participating.

Will County Health Department Offers Safety Guidelines for Halloween and Other Fall Activities to Keep Families Healthy

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The Will County Health Department (WCHD) has released updated guidance by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to help people celebrate Halloween and other Fall festivities more safely, as the County continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Will County to Implement Paratransit Market Study with Funding from Pace Suburban Bus

Study will evaluate service gaps in county transportation network

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Will County today announced that it will be receiving a $200,000 grant from Pace Suburban Bus (Pace) to evaluate paratransit services in the county and identify future improvements. Pace announced the funding at the Oct. 21st meeting of the Will County Board.

Will County Partnering with City of Joliet and Local Organizations to host community needs meetings

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To offer residents and local business owners an opportunity to voice ideas about community investment, Will County is partnering with the City of Joliet and local organizations to host R3 (Restore, Reinvest, and Renew) neighborhood resident meetings. These meetings will focus on solutions regarding the five pillars of civil legal aid, economic development, re-entry, violence prevention, and youth development.
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