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Workforce Center of Will County offers many opportunities through On the Job Training program

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The COVID-19 crisis has dramatically impacted the workforce across the nation. Many people have lost their jobs and are looking for alternate career paths. Locally, the Workforce Services Division (WSD) of Will County, through its Employment and Employee Services, is offering paid On the Job Training in a variety of essential employment sectors.

Call4Calm Text Line

IDPH offering special resource during COVID-19 crisis

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Illinois Call4Calm Text Line
If you or a loved one are struggling with stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic and need emotional support, text TALK to 552020 for English or HABLAR for Spanish. This service is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. People seeking assistance will remain anonymous and will provide only their first name and zip code, which enables the service to link you to a counselor in your area who is knowledgeable about available local resources. Land line users can call (217) 545-5100 for assistance.

Changes to the Will County Sheriff's Office on Laraway Road

Daily Operations at Adult Detention Center have changed also

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Will County Sheriff Mike Kelley is announcing changes to the daily operations of the Sheriff’s Office, Public Safety Building, 16911 W. Laraway Road in Joliet and to the Adult Detention Facility, 95 S. Chicago Street, and Video Visitation Building, 20 S. Chicago Street in Joliet.

Will County, City of Joliet and the Continuum of Care (CoC) join the United Way of Will County to assist the homeless during the COVID-19 crisis

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On Monday, the Continuum of Care, a network of agencies and service providers working to end homelessness, released the Emergency Housing Assistance Plan to provide safe shelter for the homeless and those at risk of losing shelter.

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Anastasia Tuskey
Communications Director
Ph: 815-740-8376

Tammy Reiher
Public Information Officer
Ph: 815-774-7485

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State of Illinois offering drive through COVID-19 testing Fri. Sept. 11

State of Illinois offering drive through COVID-19 testing Fri. Sept. 11

The State of Illinois is offering a temporary Drive Through test site from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11 at St. John Lutheran Church, 2650 Plainfield Road in Joliet.
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Will County Executive Winfrey delivers 2020 State of the County

Will County Executive Winfrey delivers 2020 State of the County

At the September meeting of the Will County Board, County Executive Denise Winfrey delivered the annual State of the County address. She acknowledged some key highlights and outlined plans for the county’s anticipated growth.
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Will County is still counting...

Will County is still counting...

Will County Executive Denise Winfrey (center) encourages all people in Will County to be counted in the 2020 U.S. Census. A correct count ensures fair representation in the state and federal legislation, equitable portion of federal funding, and important data that will impact communities for the next decade.
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First day of early voting

First day of early voting

People lined up all the way to Scott Street to participate in the first day of early voting. 

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