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Will County contest to award refurbished iPad2s to non-profit groups - Sept. 26, 2014

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JOLIET – Part of a non-profit organization that could use a pair of refurbished iPad2s?

Will County will award two non-profit groups who show off their “green” a set of the electronic tablets.

Applications are due Nov. 1, and winners will be announced on America Recycles Day, Nov. 15. They will be chosen by a scoring system that includes points for intended uses and for current green practices.

Mobile Workforce Center’s October schedule announced - Sept. 19, 2014

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The Mobile Workforce Center’s October 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.

Substantial Amendment to PY2010-2014 Consolidated Plan, FY2013 Action Plan

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In accordance with the federal regulations at 24CFR, Part 91, the County of Will has prepared a draft Substantial Amendment to the Consolidated Plan and Program Year 2013 Action Plan.  The County hereby announces a 30-day display and public comment period to review the draft Substantial Amendment for the Home Investment Partnership (HOME) Grant Program.

Court Fee to Help Finance New Will Co. Courthouse

The SouthtownStar, 8/28/14

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A proposed new Will County Courthouse got its first source of funding Wednesday when Gov. Pat Quinn signed a law allowing the county to adopt a “judicial facilities fee.” The legislation was the idea of Circuit Court Chief Judge Richard Schoenstedt, who called it a … (The SouthtownStar, 8/28/14)

Workforce Services’ Clothes Closet Needs Refilling

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JOLIET – Ever look into your closet and bemoan that you’ve “got nothing to wear?” Imagine looking into an almost-empty closet and knowing there was nothing there to wear for a job interview or to go to work.  For some job seekers, that’s the reality. With help from those who have enough to share, there is a way to help them get back in the workforce confident about what they’re wearing.  Will County’s Workforce Services Division is looking for donations to restock its Clothes4Work clothing closet. 


County Crews Assisting with Storm Aftermath, Facilities Open

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JOLIET —Will County Executive Larry Walsh said that all of the County’s facilities are open on Tuesday in the aftermath of Monday night’s storms and departments are working to keep residents safe.  In addition, for the first time, ComEd has opened its Joint Operations Center in the Will County Emergency Agency’s offices in order to better facilitate the electric company’s response to local outages. 
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Will County honors 9-1-1 Telecommunicators

Will County honors 9-1-1 Telecommunicators

Calm, cool, collected. The 145 highly trained professionals who operate Will County’s 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System (ETS) are always available to offer assistance to those in need. These everyday heroes are not the people who arrive on scene to render aid but they are responsible for answering 316,000 9-1-1 calls annually and ensuring the proper aid is directed to the correct location. Recently, the ETS honored telecommunicators for their outstanding service.
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Will County earns AA+ rating from S & P Global Ratings (Standard & Poor) and Aa1 rating from Moody’s Investor Service

Will County earns AA+ rating from S & P Global Ratings (Standard & Poor) and Aa1 rating from Moody’s Investor Service

In its effort to secure funding through the issuance of bonds for the proposed renewable natural gas plant, Will County presented its finances to credit ratings agencies, S & P Global Ratings and Moody’s Investor Service and the response from both was positive news for the county.
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