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Federal action strategies for reducing overdose deaths to be presented at the 2015 Hero Helps Community Forum

Captain Jeffery Coady, PsyD, Regional Administrator, U.S. Dept. of Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will present federal action strategies for reducing heroin and other drug overdose deaths at the 2015 HERO HELPS Community Forum, scheduled for Friday April 10th.
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Will County to host three household hazardous waste collection events

Will County to host three household hazardous waste collection events

Just in time for spring cleaning, the Will County Land Use Department’s Resource Recovery and Energy Division will host a trio of one-day residential household hazardous waste collections.

The first, part of Recyclepalooza, will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at Joliet Junior College, 2015 Houbolt Road. 

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Recyclepalooza attracts ‘unprecedented’ participation

Recyclepalooza attracts ‘unprecedented’ participation

An “unprecedented” number of people participated in Will County Recyclepalooza celebrating the 45th anniversary of Earth Day at Joliet Junior College on Saturday, April 11.  During the 2012 Recyclepalooza, the last one held there, nearly 500 cars dropped off electronics and household hazardous wastes; during the most recent event that many cars went through in the first two hours of the planned seven-hour event.

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Workforce Services Division releases May workshop schedule

Workforce Services Division releases May workshop schedule

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

     Participants will learn interviewing techniques at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, in Successful Interviewing. Learn how to prepare for a job interview, be confident and make a positive impression. Attendees may schedule an individual, digitally recorded mock interview after completing the workshop. 

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Mobile Workforce Center’s May schedule announced

Mobile Workforce Center’s May schedule announced

     The Mobile Workforce Center’s May 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 Sheriff’s officers trained to administer Narcan

Will County Sheriff’s officers trained to administer Narcan

Will County Sheriff’s deputies were trained to administer naloxone, a drug used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, on Thursday, April 23. Naloxone is sold under the brand name Narcan.  The training is part of the Will County HELPS (Heroin Education Leads to Preventative Solutions) initiative in the office of Will County Executive Larry Walsh.

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Fiesta to benefit Sunny Hill Nursing Home residents with Alzheimer’s

Fiesta to benefit Sunny Hill Nursing Home residents with Alzheimer’s

Gratitude for the care that residents receive at Sunny Hill Nursing Home and lessons learned about how the brain operates will benefit those with Alzheimer’s disease for years to come.

That gratitude is from the family of the late Richard Churnovic and KSKJ, the organization of which he and other Sunny Hill residents were members, said Danette Krieger, Sunny Hill’s Activity Director. The late Richard Tezak, also known as "Mr. Sunny Hill," was also a member of the fraternal organization.

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Will County to host annual textile collection event May 11-15

Will County to host annual textile collection event May 11-15

The Resource Recovery and Energy Division of the Will County Land Use Department will host its annual textile collection event Monday-Friday, May 11-15, at the Will County Office Building, 302 N. Chicago St. 

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