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Anastasia Tuskey
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Ph: 815-740-8376

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2017 Program Year HOME and CDBG Public Service Applications

2017 Program Year HOME and CDBG Public Service Applications

Applications must be submitted by May 5, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. to the Will County Community Development Division, 58 E. Clinton St., Suite 100, Joliet, IL.  Proposals may be mailed or hand delivered.  

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Will County chooses new Director of Transportation

Will County chooses new Director of Transportation

At the February meeting of the Will County Board, longtime employee Jeff Ronaldson was named Director of Transportation, replacing Bruce Gould who retired after 40 years of service to the county.

Ronaldson has spent his entire career with the Will County Division of Transportation, joining the county upon graduation from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in June 1997. Ronaldson worked directly under Gould for more than 19 years where he learned firsthand how to manage the county’s growing highway department. 

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Next weekly job fair to be March 23 at Workforce Center

Next weekly job fair to be March 23 at Workforce Center

Area job seekers are invited to attend a weekly job fair hosted by the Workforce Services Division of Will County and the Illinois Department of Employment Security from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, March 23, at the Workforce Center of Will County.

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Will County Adopts 2040 Plan

Will County Adopts 2040 Plan

     At the March meeting of the Will County Board, members voted to adopt the Long Range Transportation Plan known as Will Connects 2040. This plan will be a blueprint to transform the county’s transportation plan over the next 25 years.

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Next weekly job fair to be March 29 at Workforce Center

Next weekly job fair to be March 29 at Workforce Center

Area job seekers are invited to attend a weekly job fair hosted by the Workforce Services Division of Will County and the Illinois Department of Employment Security from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at the Workforce Center of Will County.

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Will County at Work Episode 56 Senior Services Center of Will County

Will County at Work Episode 56 Senior Services Center of Will County

County Executive Larry Walsh interviews Senior Services Center of Will County Executive Director Barry Kolanowski about the exciting activities and events available to Will County seniors. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK82A3u6B5o&t=8s

 

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Heroin Summit to Tackle Opioid Overdose Crisis Crisis as 2016 Deaths in Cook/Collar Counties Climb Above 1,000

Heroin Summit to Tackle Opioid Overdose Crisis Crisis as 2016 Deaths in Cook/Collar Counties Climb Above 1,000

     The abuse of prescription opioids, heroin and/or fentanyl claimed at least 1,000 lives in Northeastern Illinois last year, and the devastating final tallies are expected to rise significantly as local coroners and medical examiners continue compiling 2016 statistics.

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2017 Hero Helps Southwest Coalition Community Summit to feature strategies for preventing heroin/opioid overdoses

2017 Hero Helps Southwest Coalition Community Summit to feature strategies for preventing heroin/opioid overdoses

The 2017 HERO-HELPS Southwest Coalition Community Summit will focus on innovative strategies Will, DuPage, Lake, and Cook counties are implementing under the Illinois Prescription Opioid Overdose Prevention grant.The event will be held from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 21, at the Edward Hospital Athletic Center, 55 Phelps Ave.

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