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Will County Executive Reminds Residents of Local Warming Centers

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As temperatures plummet and a prolonged deep freeze is anticipated, Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant reminds residents to utilize local warming centers if necessary. A complete list of warming shelters is listed on the home page of the Will County Emergency Management Agency’s website at www.willcountyema.org.

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 Eviction-Diversion Pilot Project to be Fully Implemented

Partnership between County Executive and Circuit Court works to help residents avoid eviction

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County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant and 12th Judicial Circuit Court Chief Judge Daniel Kennedy today announced that their joint eviction-diversion program has successfully left the pilot stage and will become a formal process to help mitigate COVID-19 related housing impacts.

Rental Assistance Applications Open on December 6th for Tenants and Landlords Affected by COVID-19

Applications available December 6th – January 9th through the Illinois Rental Payment Program

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Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant announced today that Will County residents and landlords will have another opportunity to apply for up to $25,000 in rental assistance through the Illinois Rental Payment Program (ILRPP) beginning Monday, December 6, 2021 through January 9, 2022.

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 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.
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