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JOLIET – Learning isn’t always done neatly at a desk with books and papers. Sometimes learning happens with soil, sun, water, and by getting dirty hands.

Just ask the students in the Life Skills and ABC classes at Gompers Junior High. Thanks to collaboration between Will County, the Regional Office of Education, District 86, and Gompers which created the initial We WILL Grow School and Community Garden Project, they now know the answer.

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JOLIET -- It has been a busy time at Workforce Services Division of Will County as a record number of job opportunities have been posted on WSD’s job board.

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JOLIET- A local man has been tapped to join Will County Executive Larry Walsh’s staff.

Dave Tkac, 54 of Plainfield, was hired as deputy chief of staff, a position previously held by the current Chief of Staff Nick Palmer.

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

   "Workforce Services has developed some wonderful workshops to aid our residents,” said Will County Executive Larry Walsh. “These classes will give residents an edge when looking for and applying for jobs.”

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The Mobile Workforce Center’s October 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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Will County to Host Two Virtual Open Houses on Long Range Transportation Plan

Will County to Host Two Virtual Open Houses on Long Range Transportation Plan

The Will County Division of Transportation (WCDOT) will host two virtual open houses to gather feedback on the future of transportation priorities in Will County. The feedback will be incorporated in the ongoing “Our Way Forward 2050 Long Range Transportation Plan,” which will guide the next 25 years of county-wide infrastructure projects.

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Will County Executive Bertino-Tarrant Attends White House "Communities in Action" Series

Will County Executive Bertino-Tarrant Attends White House "Communities in Action" Series

Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant joined elected and community leaders from throughout Illinois at the White House to discuss the positive local impacts of federal investments from the Biden-Harris Administration. 

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Will County, City of Joliet Begin Talks with IDOT on Local Truck Traffic

Will County, City of Joliet Begin Talks with IDOT on Local Truck Traffic

Will County and City of Joliet officials have begun preliminary discussions with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) on reducing truck traffic on local roads. These discussions kicked off on Thursday, January 31 with a meeting between the Will County Executive Office, Mayor of Joliet Terry D’Arcy, State Representative Larry Walsh Jr., and Secretary of Transportation Omer Osman.

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Will County Responds to National Animal Welfare Crisis

Will County Responds to National Animal Welfare Crisis

Responding to a national animal welfare crisis, Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant has announced a series of ordinance changes that aim to expand the role of the county’s animal services. The changes include renaming the county’s animal welfare department to “Will County Animal Protection Services Department” to better reflect their enhanced mission. 

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Will County Families Invited to Attend Kids' Fair on Presidents Day

Will County Families Invited to Attend Kids' Fair on Presidents Day

Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant invites families to attend a fun-filled Kids’ Fair on Monday, Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon at Troy Middle School, 5800 W. Theodore St., Plainfield, IL. The free event features interactive and educational activities from local organizations, businesses, and government agencies.

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Statement from the Will County Executive on Resolution #24-27

Statement from the Will County Executive on Resolution #24-27

Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant today vetoed Will County Board Resolution #24-27, concerning the expansion of 143rd Street between State Street/Lemont Road and Bell Road.  

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Will County Leadership Series - Black History Month (2024)

Will County Leadership Series - Black History Month (2024)

In celebration of Black History Month, Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is excited to feature voices of community leaders as part of the Will County Leadership Series.

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