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Will County Receives Grant to Support Paratransit Services

Will County Receives Grant to Support Paratransit Services

 Will County has received a $139,261 grant from the Northeastern Illinois Agency on Aging in support of the Will-Ride transit program. According to Will County Executive Larry Walsh, this grant will help fund the paratransit services available to the elderly, disabled, and low-income residents in Will County.
     “We have been working for a number of years to improve transit services to underserved areas of Will County,” said Walsh. “The announcement of these grants funds to Will County is a great step forward as we continue to improve coordination of services among several communities across the county. Safe, accessible, reliable transportation is critical to preserving quality of life for some of our most vulnerable residents. We are fortunate to receive this grant to help maintain this service.”
 

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Healthy Eating Habits Begin at Home

Healthy Eating Habits Begin at Home

Local and state officials joined together on Aug. 13 to celebrate the Residents' and Children's Learning Garden at Evergreen Terrace in Joliet.

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Will County Executive Larry Walsh presents annual State of the County address

Will County Executive Larry Walsh presents annual State of the County address

Calls for continued fiscal responsibility; establishing new polices for transportation funds

     At today’s meeting of the Will County Board, Will County Executive Larry Walsh presented his annual State of the County speech and touched on the many advances on critical capital improvement projects.   He also outlined his plan to address future infrastructure needs across the county.

     “Will County’s sustained economic growth and increased diversity of our population broadens our appeal as a very desirable place to live, work, and raise our families,” Walsh said. “Working cooperatively to solve our challenges has always been key to success and we must continue on this path.”

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Will County/IDOT reach agreement on ownership of Arsenal Road

Will County/IDOT reach agreement on ownership of Arsenal Road

IDOT withdraws request to reopen Walter Strawn Road

Will County and the Illinois Department of Transportation on Wednesday reached an agreement about the jurisdiction of several roads in Will County, with the most significant transfer being Arsenal Road.

     “We negotiated with IDOT to take over Arsenal Road and in exchange the county will assume ownership of three other roadways within the county,” said Will County Executive Larry Walsh. “This is an important agreement regarding the safety of this region. This will benefit the county, our residents, the intermodals, and the many truckers who use this road daily.”

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Mobile Workforce Center’s August schedule announced

Mobile Workforce Center’s August schedule announced

The Mobile Workforce Center’s August schedule has been announced by the Workforce Services Division of Will County.

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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Workforce Services Division releases August workshop schedule

Workforce Services Division releases August workshop schedule

Workforce Services Division of Will County has scheduled its August workshops for job seekers.

Standout Resumes will be offered at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5. Attendees will learn the basics of creating a competitive resume and may then schedule one-on-one resume reviews with WSD staff.

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Will County trains bilingual translators

Will County trains bilingual translators

Will County recently hosted “interpreter training” for some of its bilingual employees. The five-week training was conducted by Dr. Hector Lopez, President of Best Solutions, Inc. of Downers Grove, IL.

         “With the diversity in the population of Will County, we are proud to have these bilingual employees trained to handle any need for interpretation,” said County Executive Larry Walsh. 

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Sunny Hill residents celebrate June with vow renewals

Sunny Hill residents celebrate June with vow renewals

Happily Ever After Ball includes fashion show, photo and dress displays

They met in church, school, on a blind date and at work.

In all, 21 couples are represented at Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County, said Activity Director Danette Krieger. For two of the couples, both husband and wife live at the County-owned facility 

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Public Notice - 2015 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Application

Public Notice - 2015 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Application

THE WILL COUNTY BOARD EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, IN COOPERATION WITH OTHER AGENCIES AND WILL COUNTY ELECTED OFFICIALS, WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING DURING ITS MONTHLY COUNTY BOARD MEETING ON THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2015, AT 9:30 A. M., IN THE WILL COUNTY BOARD ROOM, 302 NORTH CHICAGO STREET, SECOND FLOOR, JOLIET, IL., TO DISCUSS THE ALLOCATION OF THE 2015 JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAM. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND AND MAKE PUBLIC COMMENT AT THIS TIME. WRITTEN COMMENTS MAY ALSO BE SUBMITTED TO THE WILL COUNTY EXECUTIVE CHIEF OF STAFF, 302 NORTH CHICAGO STREET, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60432, OR BY EMAIL: npalmer@willcountyillinois.com.
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POSTED:  June 9, 2015

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Mobile Workforce Center’s July schedule announced

Mobile Workforce Center’s July schedule announced

The Mobile Workforce Center’s July schedule has been announced by the Workforce Services Division of Will County.

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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