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Will County receives federal grant for second year to fund initiatives to stop opiate overdose deaths

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For the second year, Will County was awarded the Prescription Drug/Opioid Overdose Related Deaths grant by the Illinois Department of Human Services and funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to further its efforts in combating the opioid overdose epidemic. Will County is part of the Statewide Illinois Opioid Crisis Advisory Council.

Will County hires Director for Substance Use Initiatives to lead County’s Prescription Drug & Opioid Efforts

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     With the approval of the Will County Board last week, the county has hired Dr. Kathleen Burke as Director for Substance Use Initiatives.  In this role, Burke will serve as project coordinator for the FY 17 Prescription Drug/Opioid overdose-related deaths grant that was awarded by the Illinois Department of Human Services and funded by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA).

Mother of Chicago Bulls’ Dwyane Wade to drive home deadly dangers of using heroin during Wilmington forum scheduled for March 2

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Pastor Jolinda Wade, the mother of Dwyane Wade of the Chicago Bulls, will visit Wilmington next week to discuss her past struggles with drug addiction during a forum focusing on the heroin epidemic that is exploding across the nation.

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June is Pet Preparedness Month

June is Pet Preparedness Month

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency has designated June as Pet Preparedness Month.

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Still have questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine??

Still have questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine??

Join a virtual discussion from noon until 1pm on Friday, June 11 to learn more information about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine.
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Next Generation of Athletes

Next Generation of Athletes

Rising boxing star, Joseph Awinongya Jr., 14, was honored by Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant for his numerous accomplishments in the world of boxing.
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First Responders Across Will County Train on Active Threat Scenarios

First Responders Across Will County Train on Active Threat Scenarios

Over the past few years the Will County Active Threat Task Force has been training local first responder agencies for active threat scenarios. This Task Force is made up of law enforcement, fire departments and emergency management agencies.





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Drive Thru Job Fair set for Tuesday, June 22, in University Park

Drive Thru Job Fair set for Tuesday, June 22, in University Park

Workforce Center of Will County, in conjunction with University Park Village Hall, will host a Drive Thru Job Fair from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, at the Village Hall, 44 Town Center Drive.

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County Executive appoints 9, reappoints 6 to boards and commissions

County Executive appoints 9, reappoints 6 to boards and commissions

Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant appointed nine and reappointed six people to boards and commissions.

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Three longtime County employees honored on retirements

Three longtime County employees honored on retirements

Three Will County employees, with a combined 79 years of service, were honored with proclamations for their retirements during the regularly scheduled County Board meeting on Thursday, June 17.



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