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2018 Memorial Day Events In and Around Will County

2018 Memorial Day Events In and Around Will County

This app shows how and where we honor our service men and women in Will County on Memorial Day. If you know of an event that is not on the map and want to contribute, please take a moment to share your information with others.

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48 Will County schools earn Earth Flag Awards

48 Will County schools earn Earth Flag Awards

Eight celebrate at annual event at Rialto Square Theater

Students from eight schools celebrated the planet and their roles in protecting it at the annual Earth Flag Awards at Rialto Square Theater.

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Will County Green hosts annual textile collection

Will County Green hosts annual textile collection

Will County Green hosted its annual textile collection on Friday, May 4. Residents were encouraged to bring unwanted clothing and other items to the collection for recycling and reuse. The county partnered with Savers to reuse the items. WJOL Scott Slocum and Dawn Desart did a live broadcast during the event.
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Lt. Gov. Sanguinetti to open 2018 HERO HELPS Community Summit, discuss implementation of Illinois Opioid Action Plan

Lt. Gov. Sanguinetti to open 2018 HERO HELPS Community Summit, discuss implementation of Illinois Opioid Action Plan

ROMEOVILLE – Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti will offer welcoming comments at the 2018 HERO HELPS Southwest Coalition Community Summit during where she will share our state’s efforts to curtail the opioid crisis that has plagued Illinois and the Nation.

The Community Summit, which is free and open to the public, begins at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 11 at the Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center in Romeoville.

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Rural historic structural survey of Washington Township underway

Rural historic structural survey of Washington Township underway

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

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Will County to host annual textile collection April 30-May 4

Will County to host annual textile collection April 30-May 4

The Will County Resource Recovery and Energy Division will host its annual textile collection Monday, April 30, through Friday, May 4.

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2018 Hero Helps Community Summit to feature updates from State officials

2018 Hero Helps Community Summit to feature updates from State officials

Illinois Opioid Crisis Response Advisory Council and Illinois Opioid Task Force

The 2018 Hero Helps Community Summit, slated for Friday, May 11 at the Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center in Romeoville, will feature Maria Bruni, assistant secretary of programs for the Illinois Department of Human Services, and Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, both of whom will share the Governor’s new Task Force Recommendations.

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May Mobile Workshop Center schedule released

May Mobile Workshop Center schedule released

Workforce Services Division of Will County has announced the Mobile Workforce Center’s May schedule. MWC has stops in six communities.

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WCWC releases May workshop schedule

WCWC releases May workshop schedule

The Workforce Center of Will County May schedule, which includes workshops offered by the Workforce Services Division of Will County, Illinois Department of Employment Security and Joliet Junior College, has been released.

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Surgeon General advocates for increased availability of Naloxone

Surgeon General advocates for increased availability of Naloxone

Encourages more Americans to carry the life-saving, opioid overdose reversing antidote

The United States Surgeon General last Thursday issued a statement urging more Americans to carry naloxone, a lifesaving medication that can reverse the effects of an overdose.

In a press release, Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams acknowledged the dramatic increase of opioid overdose and the record number of people affected with substance use disorder, estimated at 2.1 million nationwide.

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