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Will County Board Speaker Denise Winfrey sworn in as Interim County Executive at special county board meeting

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In a special meeting today of the Will County Board, Denise Winfrey (D-Joliet) was sworn in as interim County Executive. Winfrey succeeds Lawrence M. Walsh, who died on June 3, 2020. Winfrey is the first woman and the first minority to serve as Will County Executive.

Will County Executive Larry Walsh loses battle to cancer; leaves long career in public service and unique legacy behind

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Lawrence M. “Larry” Walsh, a loving husband, proud father and grandfather, faithful farmer, dedicated public servant, and lifelong Will County resident, died Wednesday night at his home in Elwood, Illinois. He was 72.

Will County offers resources to address coronavirus

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Will County officials are encouraging residents to reference the Illinois Department of Public Health or the Center for Disease Control for additional information about the coronavirus or COVID-19. These sites give lots of information about the number of cases in the state and nationally as well as background information on coronavirus and recommended treatments.

Will County Health Department offering COVID-19 testing at sites across the county

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The Will County Health Department is offering COVID-19 testing at sites cross the county.

No appointments taken, first come first served.
No insurance needed
No one is turned away
No payment required
Hours are 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

For more information, contact the health department's COVID-19 Hotline at (815) 740-8977.

Will County Officials report limited damage to buildings during recent disturbances; Remain focused on safety for residents and businesses

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In light of recent tumultuous actions, both locally and regionally, Will County Board Speaker Denise Winfrey and Will County Executive Chief of Staff Nick Palmer encourage residents to keep protests peaceful. There was very little impact to county buildings during recent riot activity that affected many businesses across the county.

Workforce Center of Will County offers new career coach services via Zoom

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Many other programs available to job seekers and
businesses impacted by the COVID crisis

As unemployment numbers across the country reach record highs, the Workforce Center of Will County (WCWC) continues to offer important services to both job seekers and businesses during this unprecedented time.
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Moving Will County project to host virtual workshop on Aug. 13

Moving Will County project to host virtual workshop on Aug. 13

A virtual public workshop for the Moving Will County project is planned for 6 to 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug.13, to present initial findings and seek public feedback on potential truck routes.

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