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Will County Executive Larry Walsh presents annual State of the County address

Calls for continued fiscal responsibility; establishing new polices for transportation funds

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     At today’s meeting of the Will County Board, Will County Executive Larry Walsh presented his annual State of the County speech and touched on the many advances on critical capital improvement projects.   He also outlined his plan to address future infrastructure needs across the county.

     “Will County’s sustained economic growth and increased diversity of our population broadens our appeal as a very desirable place to live, work, and raise our families,” Walsh said. “Working cooperatively to solve our challenges has always been key to success and we must continue on this path.”

Will County trains bilingual translators

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Will County recently hosted “interpreter training” for some of its bilingual employees. The five-week training was conducted by Dr. Hector Lopez, President of Best Solutions, Inc. of Downers Grove, IL.

         “With the diversity in the population of Will County, we are proud to have these bilingual employees trained to handle any need for interpretation,” said County Executive Larry Walsh. 

Public Notice - 2015 Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Application

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THE WILL COUNTY BOARD EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, IN COOPERATION WITH OTHER AGENCIES AND WILL COUNTY ELECTED OFFICIALS, WILL HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING DURING ITS MONTHLY COUNTY BOARD MEETING ON THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2015, AT 9:30 A. M., IN THE WILL COUNTY BOARD ROOM, 302 NORTH CHICAGO STREET, SECOND FLOOR, JOLIET, IL., TO DISCUSS THE ALLOCATION OF THE 2015 JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAM. THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND AND MAKE PUBLIC COMMENT AT THIS TIME. WRITTEN COMMENTS MAY ALSO BE SUBMITTED TO THE WILL COUNTY EXECUTIVE CHIEF OF STAFF, 302 NORTH CHICAGO STREET, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60432, OR BY EMAIL: npalmer@willcountyillinois.com.
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POSTED:  June 9, 2015

Will County Executive Larry Walsh Adds Additional Romeoville-area Transportation Open House -- Mon. June 8

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The Will County Division of Transportation has added an additional meeting to the spring open house schedule so that residents in the Romeoville, Bolingbrook and northern Will County area have an opportunity to learn more and help shape the development of the County’s 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan.  The additional open house will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m., Mon., June 8 at the Romeoville Village Hall, 1050 West Romeo Road, Romeoville.

Will County unemployment continues to decline

Rate decreases by nearly one percent over last month

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The employment outlook in Will County continues to improve with the latest unemployment rate listed at 6.1 percent, which is down from 6.8 percent in March 2015 and one and a half percent lower than April of 2014. Will County Executive Larry Walsh said this decrease is a positive reflection of the business climate in the county.

     “Together with our county board, our municipal and business leaders, we work very hard to keep Will County a business friendly county,” Walsh said.

Recyclepalooza attracts ‘unprecedented’ participation

Earth Day 2015

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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.

State Representatives to announce important legislation in response to the heroin epidemic in Illinois

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At the 2015 Hero Helps Community Forum, scheduled for Friday, April 10, State Representatives Lou Lang (D-16) and Sam Yingling (D-62) will be speaking about new legislation recently introduced to address the growing heroin crisis in Illinois.

Historic Preservation Commission January Meeting Cancellation Notice

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PUBLIC NOTICE

Please take notice that the regular monthly meeting of the Will County Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) scheduled for Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. has been cancelled due to inclement weather. The meeting was to be held at the Forest Preserve District of Will County Office located at 17540 W. Laraway Rd., Joliet, IL. The next HPC meeting will be held on Wednesday, february 4, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Forest Preserve District Office on Laraway. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS, PLEASE CALL JANINE WILKOSZ AT THE WILL COUNTY LAND USE DEPARTMENT, 815-774-7902.

Mobile Workforce Center’s January schedule announced

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JOLIET – The Mobile Workforce Center’s January 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.

Workforce Services Division releases January workshop schedule

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   JOLIET – Workforce Services Division of Will County has scheduled its January workshops for job seekers.

     Participants will learn interviewing techniques at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, 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. 

Mobile Workforce Center’s December schedule announced

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JOLIET – The Mobile Workforce Center’s December 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.

Workforce Services Division releases December workshop schedule

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JOLIET – Workforce Services Division of Will County has scheduled its December workshops for job seekers. Standout Resumes will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3. Attendees will learn the basics of creating a competitive resume and may then schedule one-on-one resume reviews with WSD staff.

Governor Quinn Announces Major I-55/Weber Road Improvement Project Moving Forward Reconstructed Interchange and Weber Road Upgrades Will Accommodate Increased Traffic - Oct. 27, 2014

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ROMEOVILLE – Governor Pat Quinn today announced that the $69.2 million Interstate 55/Weber Road improvement project in Will County is moving forward, with the first construction projects to be awarded soon. The state of Illinois and Will County are sharing the cost of the project, with the state's share coming from Governor Quinn's Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program

Road Work Planned for U.S. 6 in Will County - Sunday, October 26, 2014

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The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) today announced that roadwork will begin on both directions of U.S. 6, between McClintock Road and Interstate 55, in Will County, for a pavement resurfacing project. The project will begin; weather permitting, on Monday, Oct. 27, with a tentative completion date of late November.

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Will County Office Building closed Friday, April 2 in observance of Good Friday

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Drive-Thru job fair to be held April 22

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2021 National Drug Take Back

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