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Business Owners Invited to Virtual Workshop on Illinois Business Enterprise Program

State program helps minority, women and disabled business owners connect with opportunities

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Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant invites business owners to attend a free virtual workshop to learn about the Illinois Business Enterprise Program (BEP) and local resources. The workshop, on Thursday, September 29th from 1PM – 2PM, is being hosted in coordination with the Will County Center for Economic Development (CED) and the State of Illinois Commission on Equity and Inclusion.

Will County Seeking Feedback on Paratransit and Dial-a-Ride Services

Launches “Access Will County” to examine transportation options

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Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant today announced the opening of the public engagement period for Access Will County, which will evaluate county-wide paratransit and dial-a-ride services and mobility options. Residents are invited to take a survey if they use paratransit or dial-a-ride services, or if they are interested in using a similar service in the future. The survey will be open until October 5, 2022.

Will County Executive Jennifer-Bertino-Tarrant Delivers State of the County Address

Proposes balanced budget that prepares county government for continued growth

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Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant delivered her second State of the County address at today’s County Board meeting, highlighting the important role that county government plays in empowering continued growth.

Will County Achieves Energy Efficiency Recognition from U.S. Department of Energy

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has recognized Will County for achieving its energy savings goal as a partner in the national Better Buildings Challenge. County government has achieved energy savings of 23% due to coordinated efficiency efforts across its building portfolio.

Will County Approves Five-Year Transportation Improvement Program

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The Will County Five-Year Transportation Improvement Program, providing a multi-year plan for countywide infrastructure investments, has been officially approved by the Will County Board.

The Will County Division of Transportation (WCDOT) presented the plan, which will provide over 20 miles of improved highways, 30 reconstructed intersections, and 10 rehabilitated or replaced structure. The $568.6 million investment in local infrastructure will be funded from a mix of federal, state, and local revenue.

Will County Executive Reminds Residents of Local Cooling Centers

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With high temperatures throughout the region and an Excessive Heat Warning in place, Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant and the Will County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) are reminding residents to utilize local cooling centers if necessary. There are cooling centers available in almost every community in the county, including in village halls, fire stations, libraries, or other public meeting sites. A full listing of known locations is available on the Will County EMA’s website at www.willcountyema.org.

County Executive Appoints 23 Residents to Boards and Commissions

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Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant named 23 residents to 10 boards and commissions in April. This included seven fire protection districts, one cemetery association, the Will County Board of Health, and the Will County Historic Preservation Commission. The appointments were approved by the County Board at its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 21.

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