Press Releases

Water Bill Relief Fair to be Held in University Park

Event will help residents apply for state assistance to pay for water bills

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Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is partnering with the Will County Center for Community Concerns (WCCCC) and State Senator Patrick Joyce (D-40) to host an event aimed at assisting residents apply for water bill payment relief. The event will be held Saturday, March 12, from 9:00 a.m. until noon, University Park Village Hall, 90 Towncenter Drive, University Park.

Will County Workforce Services Division and Workforce Investment Board Named Top Social Service Agencies by Joliet Chamber of Commerce

Recognition received at Annual Awards & Celebration of Success

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The Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry has recognized both the Will County Workforce Services Division and the Workforce Investment Board as the Top Social Service Agencies of 2022. The award was announced at their February 22nd Annual Awards and Celebration of Success.

Project Acclaim Honors Will County for Assistance with Vaccination Clinic Held at Joliet West High School

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Project Acclaim, a Joliet-based civic pride organization, has inducted the Will County Executive’s Office and the Health Department, along with Joliet Fire Department, Amita St. Joseph Medical Center, and Joliet Township High School into its 2021 Hall of Pride for the coordinated effort to establish the Joliet West High School Vaccination Clinic. Representatives from Project Acclaim presented the award to County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant and Health Department Executive Director Sue Olenek at the January meeting of the Will County Board.

Will County Executive Bertino-Tarrant Encourages Local Participation in State DBE Workshops

IDOT to Host Virtual Workshops to Promote Minority Business Participation in State Contracts

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Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is encouraging local businesses to participate in several free, virtual workshops to be hosted in January by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

The Workforce Center of Will County Resource Room is open and ready to assist residents with job searches.

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For residents who have lost employment due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many job search services available in the Resource Room of the Workforce Center of Will County, located at 2400 Glenwood Avenue in Joliet.

“The Resource Room is an excellent place for our residents to find assistance in their job searches,” said Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant. “Many Will County employers use the Workforce Center to find qualified employees.”

Will County to Create Second Grant Program for Small Businesses

Program to prioritize businesses in areas impacted most by COVID-19

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Building on the success of its recently completed small business grant program, Will County has taken steps to begin creating another program designed to provide financial assistance for small businesses.

The Will County Board approved the move during a special meeting on Friday, Feb. 26.