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County officials break ground on another capital project

County officials break ground on another capital project

New Animal Control Office and EMA garage to be built near Public Safety Complex

On a blustery April day, officials from Will County gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking for a new Animal Control office and a garage for Emergency Management Agency vehicles to be located just south of the Public Safety Complex. Read more
Walsh, Joliet Mayor, and county board leaders tour new Will County courthouse construction site

Walsh, Joliet Mayor, and county board leaders tour new Will County courthouse construction site

Last week, Will County Executive Larry Walsh, Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk, and county board members Herb Brooks, Jr. and Don Moran toured the construction site of the new Will County courthouse. Read more
Make Recyclepalooza part of spring cleaning

Make Recyclepalooza part of spring cleaning

For the first time since 2015, Will County will host Recyclepalooza in April, providing an opportunity for spring cleaners to get rid of items in an environmentally responsible way.   

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Rural historic structural survey under way in Monee Township

Rural historic structural survey under way in Monee Township

The Will County Historic Preservation Commission has begun structural surveys of all pre-1960 rural structures in Monee Township.

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2019 Hero Helps Community Summit to address Medication-Assisted Treatment for opioid use disorder

2019 Hero Helps Community Summit to address Medication-Assisted Treatment for opioid use disorder

During this year’s Hero Helps Community Summit, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) will be addressed by a panel discussion of local providers. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, MAT is an effective part of long term recovery when used with ongoing counseling and assistance in developing a healthy lifestyle.

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WCWC releases April workshop schedule

WCWC releases April workshop schedule

The Workforce Center of Will County April schedule has been released.

Career Cafe will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, April 2 and 16. Career Cafe is a networking event designed to connect people looking for work. In addition to sharing tips with other job seekers and learning job search techniques, participants will hear from guest speakers sharing their hiring expertise.

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April Mobile Workforce Center schedule released

April Mobile Workforce Center schedule released

The April schedule for the Mobile Workforce Center of Will County has been released.

The mobile unit travels throughout Will County to help residents with resume development, cover letters and job applications. The workforce center contains 11 computer stations, internet access, and offers keyboarding lessons, as well as resume and job search assistance using online listings including jobs4people.org and Illinois workNet.

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Will County officials explain county efforts in the opioid crisis to HHS Regional Director O’Brien

Will County officials explain county efforts in the opioid crisis to HHS Regional Director O’Brien

The Will County Board hosted United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Regional Director Doug O’Brien at its Committee of the Whole meeting Thursday, March 14. O’Brien provided an update about federal efforts in the opioid crisis and heard from several department heads about programs in the county. Read more
Community Conversation: Issues with Mental Illness and Substance Use

Community Conversation: Issues with Mental Illness and Substance Use

10:00 a.m. until noon, Saturday, March 30, Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center

State Senator Michael Hastings will host local experts for a discussion about mental illness, substance use, legislation and policy, and resources available in Will County. Read more
Fountaindale Library adds Narcan to AEDs

Fountaindale Library adds Narcan to AEDs

To ensure all library staff members and anyone from the public has access to Narcan, the Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbrook now keeps the lifesaving antidote in all four of its AEDs (automated external defibrillators). Most of the library staff have been trained to administer Narcan. Read more
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