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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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Will County officials celebrate new courthouse parking lot

Will County officials celebrate new courthouse parking lot

     Will County Executive Larry Walsh, County Board members Ragan Freitag and Herb Brooks joined Will County Chief Judge Richard Schoenstedt, Circuit Clerk Pam McGuire and Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk today to officially open the newly constructed parking lot on the site of the former Eagle Building, at 20 W. Washington in downtown Joliet. The new 21-space lot will increase parking around the county courthouse.

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Will County Community Health Center to expand Behavioral Health Services

Will County Community Health Center to expand Behavioral Health Services

     The Will County Community Health Center is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Paul Carter, psychiatrist, and Janel Draxler, psychiatric nurse practioner, to its Behavioral Health Services team. The new team members will help the department expand its service hours and access to quality mental healthcare.

     “We are growing and expanding our services to meet the needs of our community” said Mary Maragos, Chief Executive Officer of the health center. “We are excited to be able to offer these expanded services.”

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Agenda Set for the Will County MAPP Collaborative Fall Forum Sept. 30

Agenda Set for the Will County MAPP Collaborative Fall Forum Sept. 30

     Will County’s Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) Collaborative will host its Annual Fall Forum from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m., on Friday, September 30, at Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, 500 Remington Blvd. in Bolingbrook.

   

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Will County, state team up to host weekly job fairs

Will County, state team up to host weekly job fairs

Workforce Services Division of Will County and the Illinois Department of Employment Security are teaming up to host a weekly job fair.

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Will County Chief Judge Schoenstedt and Circuit Clerk Pamela McGuire

Will County Chief Judge Schoenstedt and Circuit Clerk Pamela McGuire

Electronic courtroom offers paperless advantage

     Will County Chief Judge Richard Schoenstedt and Circuit Clerk Pamela J. McGuire introduced today a new “paperless courtroom of the future”, Courtroom 402.

     “The offices of the Chief Judge and the Circuit Clerk have been working on implementing this paperless courtroom of the future,” said Schoenstedt. “This new technology will help expedite cases and ensure proper records are kept for all court proceedings.” 

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Will County offers residents spay/neuter discount for pets in October

Will County offers residents spay/neuter discount for pets in October

     Will County residents who have their pets spayed or neutered at participating veterinary offices in October can receive a $40 county-sponsored discount.

     The discount applies for up to two animals per household and is exclusively for pet owners who live in Will County. More than 13,000 pets have been treated since the program originated in 2007.

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County launches construction of major capital projects

County launches construction of major capital projects

     Will County officials today gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of a new Public Safety Complex and mark an important milestone for the construction of several major capital projects over the next four to five years. The new home for the Sheriff's Office, 911 Dispatch Center and Emergency Telephone System Board (ETSB) could open by the end of next year.

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