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Will County Partners with local agencies

Will County Partners with local agencies

     Despite the hot sun and warm temperatures, 200 volunteers were hard at work last week painting, hammering, and sawing at several projects in the Fairmont neighborhood in unincorporated Lockport Township. The week was the kick-off of the Fairmont Redevelopment Program and the volunteers, representing the Reach Mission ministry, came from the local area and around the country.

     “This is all about improving the quality of life for these residents,” said Will County Executive Larry Walsh. “These days, as government must continue to do more with less resources, partnerships like this are invaluable to serve our constituents.”

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Will County Executive Walsh Delivers 2016 State of the County address

Will County Executive Walsh Delivers 2016 State of the County address

     Today, Will County Executive Larry Walsh delivered his 11th annual State of County address during the monthly County Board meeting. In his remarks, Walsh credited the continued success of the county to working together towards common goals.

     “We continue to see numerous positive attributes that we can be proud of throughout all our local communities,” Walsh said. “When we work together, we can achieve great things.

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Rabid bat found in Joliet

Rabid bat found in Joliet

     Will County health officials said a fifth rabid bat has been reported. A bat was found Aug. 17 in a house in the 500 block of Bannett Street in Joliet. 

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Will County Health Department  celebrates 50 years of  vision and hearing screening

Will County Health Department celebrates 50 years of vision and hearing screening

The Will County Health Department’s vision and hearing program will celebrate 50 years of providing screenings to the community with an open house on Friday.

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Bird in Naperville Will County’s first confirmed case  of West Nile Virus in an animal

Bird in Naperville Will County’s first confirmed case of West Nile Virus in an animal

 The Will County Health Department announced Thursday that a bird picked up in Naperville had West Nile Virus, making it the first confirmed case in an animal in the county in 2016.

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More than a million screened

More than a million screened

Will County Executive Larry Walsh has his hearing screened – for a second time – by Hope Cathelyn, the county’s Chief Vision and Hearing Screening Technician during the organization’s 50th anniversary celebration on Aug. 26.

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Sixth rabid bat reported in Will County

Sixth rabid bat reported in Will County

     Will County officials have confirmed a sixth rabid bat in the county. The bat was found in a residence on August 30 in the 700 block of Oakland Avenue.

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