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Will County seeing success in managing COVID-19 crisis

Recovery rate at 96 percent

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Across the State of Illinois, the IDPH (Illinois Department of Public Health) is reporting a recovery rate of 96 percent for individuals contracting COVID-19, even with the state also reporting a record number of tests being performed and more positive cases. Meanwhile, Will County is also seeing a higher compliance among residents for wearing masks and social distancing.

September is Workforce Development Professionals Month

Staff at the Workforce Center of Will County are certified and ready to assist residents with job search and skills training

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Since 2012, the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) has chosen September to raise awareness about the importance of workforce development to the national economy. The NADWP recognizes the critical link workforce development professionals provide between businesses, job seekers, education and training resources. Locally, the Workforce Center of Will County (WCWC) professionals have worked hard to attain credentials and certifications specific to the employment industry.

Got Naloxone

Will County Office of Substance Use Initiatives distributing free naloxone throughout the county.

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A Rapid Response Naloxone Program Team, through the Will County Office of Substance Use Initiatives in the County Executive Office and funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services, distributes naloxone to active users in high risks areas of the county.


Two Will County Emergency Management Agency employees earn special certification from international agency

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During the midst of the 2020 emergencies, including the COVID-19 pandemic, civil disturbances, and unpredictable weather, two members of the Will County Emergency Management Agency achieved the designation of Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) from the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM).

Governor Pritzker holds news conference at Will County Health Department to Announce New COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts for Will and Kankakee Counties

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Governor Pritzker held a press conference Tues. Aug. 25 at the Will County Health Department to announce the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) will be implementing new COVID-19 mitigation efforts in Region 7, the greater Will and Kankakee County areas, beginning Wednesday, August 26 after the region reached 8 percent positivity for three days.

When Should You Wear a Mask?

Indoors? Outdoors? Both!

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Whether you’re supporting a movement, or visiting a farmer’s market, you should be wearing your mask outdoors in public spaces. Please do your part to help slow the spread and remember to wear your mask outdoors when you are unable to keep a safe 6ft distance from others.

Will County Launches its CARES Act Small Business Assistance Grant Program

Small businesses impacted by COVID-19 may be eligible for up to $15,000 in grant assistance. Applications accepted Aug 24-Sep 28, 2020.

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Will County officials are encouraging any small business owner impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to apply for relief funding. Through the CARES Act recently passed by the U.S. Congress, Will County will receive more than $120 million of this federal funding, of which $24 million is earmarked for small businesses.

Will County Executive Winfrey Presents FY2021 Budget

Budget is balanced and meets all debt obligations and reflects slight increase in revenue

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At the August meeting of the Will County Board, County Executive Denise Winfrey presented the 2021 budget of $567 million. The budget is balanced and includes slight increase in the overall projected revenue, despite a challenging economic year.

New Will County Health Department building is ready to serve

County Executive Winfrey & Executive Director Sue Olenek highlight building’s features

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Will County’s new Health Department building is filled with state of the art equipment and services to continue its mission to protect the public health of the county. Recently, County Executive Denise Winfrey was treated to a personal tour from Executive Director Sue Olenek.

Will County Discusses Plans for Distribution of CARES ACT Funding

County to distribute more than $120 million with local municipalities, small business, farmers, non-profits, and social service agencies

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Last week, the Will County Board held a special ad-hoc committee meeting to decide additional allocations of more than $120.5 million in funding from the federal CARES Act.

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Will County Executive to be guest speaker at multi chamber luncheon

Will County Executive to be guest speaker at multi chamber luncheon

The Romeoville Chamber of Commerce, along with Joliet, Lockport, Plainfield, and Bolingbrook chambers, is hosting Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant as guest speaker for a multi-chamber luncheon at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 6 at the Mistwood Golf Club, 1700 Renwick Road in Romeoville.
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Will County Office Building closed July 5 in observance of July 4 Holiday

Will County Office Building closed July 5 in observance of July 4 Holiday

The Will County Office Building will be closed on Monday, July 5 in observance of the July 4 holiday.
Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, July 6.
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Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant speaks to multi-chamber luncheon

Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant speaks to multi-chamber luncheon

During a multi-chamber luncheon hosted July 6 by the Romeoville Chamber of Commerce, County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant addressed important information regarding economic stimulus, transportation plans, and ongoing COVID-19 relief programs.
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County’s environmental educator to give composting workshop

County’s environmental educator to give composting workshop

Will County Environmental Educator Joan O’Keefe will give an outdoor workshop on composting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, at the Joliet Library Black Road Branch.

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County Executive appoints 1, reappoints 2 to boards and commissions

County Executive appoints 1, reappoints 2 to boards and commissions

Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant appointed one and reappointed two people to boards and commissions in July.

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Workforce Center Resource Fair set for Aug. 3

Workforce Center Resource Fair set for Aug. 3

The Workforce Center of Will County will host a resource fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3.

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Will County Officials encourage residents to continue COVID-19 precautions

Will County Officials encourage residents to continue COVID-19 precautions

While nearly half the population of Will County is fully vaccinated, local officials are cautioning residents to continue COVID-19 precautions as the number of Delta variant cases are increasing. These precautions include frequent hand washing, social distancing and wearing a mask in public places for those who are unvaccinated.

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