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Annual Hero Helps Summit shares keys to long term recovery success for opiate use

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker pledges more funding for recovery services

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During the ninth annual Hero Helps Summit, held Friday, May 3 at the Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center, local experts shared important information about medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and sober living homes, both key components of long term success in opiate use recovery.

Congressman Bill Foster visits with Will County Executive Walsh and County Board leadership

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On Wednesday, April 17, Congressman Bill Foster met with Will County Executive Larry Walsh, County Board Speaker Denise Winfrey, other county board leadership, and members of the County Executive staff for a discussion about Will County's federal agenda. Recently, county board leadership and Walsh's Chief of Staff Nick Palmer visited federal legislators in Washington D.C. to present the county's 2019-2020 federal agenda which included requests for funding on infrastructure and other county programs.

Naloxone training to be offered at 2019 Hero Helps Summit on May 3

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Naloxone training to be offered at the 2019 Hero Helps Summit at noon on May 3 at the Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center at 55 Phelps Drive in Romeoville.

Participants will receive two doses of free Narcan and a certificate at the end of this training. There is no charge for the training but participants are required to pre-register at www.herohelps.org.

Will County partners with City of Joliet and the Housing Authority of Joliet on Fair Housing Study

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April marks National Fair Housing Month established to recognize the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 during the Civil Rights Movement. The Fair Housing Act prohibits the discrimination of home buyers based upon race, religion, sex, disability, family status, or national origin. In Will County, this historic benchmark is being recognized with efforts to further fair housing in all communities

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