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New Lenox family with passion for gardening named winner of 2014 America Recycles Day Photo Contest

New Lenox family with passion for gardening named winner of 2014 America Recycles Day Photo Contest

     JOLIET – A passion for digging in the dirt and growing their own food has yielded much more than a healthy crop for the Viebach family of New Lenox. John and Jamie Viebach, along with their son, Liam, were chosen as the winners of the 2014 America Recycles Day Photo Contest sponsored by the Will County Land Use Department. The family was awarded a recycled iPad provided by Vintage Tech Recyclers.

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Mobile Workforce Center’s December schedule announced

JOLIET – The Mobile Workforce Center’s December 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.

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Workforce Services Division releases December workshop schedule

JOLIET – Workforce Services Division of Will County has scheduled its December workshops for job seekers. Standout Resumes will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3. Attendees will learn the basics of creating a competitive resume and may then schedule one-on-one resume reviews with WSD staff.

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Governor Quinn Announces Major I-55/Weber Road Improvement Project Moving Forward Reconstructed Interchange and Weber Road Upgrades Will Accommodate Increased Traffic - Oct. 27, 2014

ROMEOVILLE – Governor Pat Quinn today announced that the $69.2 million Interstate 55/Weber Road improvement project in Will County is moving forward, with the first construction projects to be awarded soon. The state of Illinois and Will County are sharing the cost of the project, with the state's share coming from Governor Quinn's Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program

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Road Work Planned for U.S. 6 in Will County - Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) today announced that roadwork will begin on both directions of U.S. 6, between McClintock Road and Interstate 55, in Will County, for a pavement resurfacing project. The project will begin; weather permitting, on Monday, Oct. 27, with a tentative completion date of late November.

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HEALTH DEPARTMENT UNDERSTANDS LOCAL EBOLA CONCERNS, ENCOURAGES VISITS TO ITS WEBSITE Oct. 22, 2014

Joliet – Since October 10, when the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the first U.S. Ebola fatality, the Will County Health Department has fielded several public inquiries regarding Ebola. In light of public concerns, the Health Department wishes to provide area residents with the most current and relevant Ebola information so that everyone has the facts.

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Will County receives Excellence in Financial Reporting award Oct. 23, 2014

JOLIET – For the 12th consecutive time, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has recognized Will County with a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR). This certificate is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.

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Mobile Workforce Center’s November schedule announced Oct. 20, 2014

JOLIET – The Mobile Workforce Center’s November 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.
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Workforce Services Division releases November workshop schedule Oct. 20, 2014

JOLIET – Workforce Services Division of Will County has scheduled its November workshops for job seekers.

“Workforce Services has developed some wonderful workshops to aid our residents,” said Will County Executive Larry Walsh. “These classes will give residents an edge when looking for and applying for jobs.”

 

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Court Fee to Help Finance New Will Co. Courthouse

The SouthtownStar, 8/28/14

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)

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The 2020 Hero Helps Community Forum has been set for Friday, April 24 at the Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center in Romeoville. This year’s event will highlight the work that has been done over the past ten years to bring hope and change to the opioid crisis in Illinois.
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Speaker to discuss state initiatives at 2020 Hero Helps Community Forum Friday, April 24, 2020

A State of Illinois expert on the efforts over the past ten years to reduce the number of opioid overdose deaths will be speaking at the 2020 Hero Helps Community Forum, scheduled for Friday, April 24 at the Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center in Romeoville.
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Workforce Center of Will County to host Job Fair on February 19

The Workforce Center of Will County will host a job fair from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on. Weds. Feb. 19 at its location in Suite 100, 2400 Glenwood Avenue in Joliet.
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