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2016 Hero Helps Southwest Coalition Community Summit to discuss developments in deadly heroin epidemic

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     The need for an effective overall strategy to combat the heroin epidemic is more important than ever as the number of overdose deaths in Will County and across the nation continues to rise.

     With the 2016 HERO-HELPS-Southwest Coalition Community Summit scheduled for the end of April, the Will County Coroner’s Office reports troubling statistics and alarming new developments in the heroin crisis.   

HERO-HELPS-Southwest Coalition summit on heroin epidemic to address drug-prescribing practices, access to addiction treatment

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The 2016 HERO-HELPS-Southwest Coalition Community Summit will provide important information about the implementation of Illinois’ groundbreaking Heroin Crisis Act that includes provisions to address the overuse of prescription painkillers.

State Representative Lou Lang to outline the new Heroin Crisis Act

2016 HERO-HELPS-Southwest Coalition Community Summit

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     The 2016 HERO-HELPS-Southwest Coalition Community Summit slated for April 29 at the Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center in Romeoville, will include State Representative Lou Lang (D-16) who will present a specific outline of the new Heroin Crisis Act. Lang was the chief sponsor of House Bill 001 which ultimately became this new law. 

2016 HERO-HELPS-Southwest Coalition Community Summit announces speakers :

Experts to address topics in the new Heroin Crisis Act

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     The 2016 HERO-HELPS-Southwest Coalition Community Summit slated for April 29 at the Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center in Romeoville, will feature speakers from several Illinois agencies relating to the new Heroin Crisis Act.

Will County launches quarterly newsletter Newsletter offers another medium to inform residents of county services

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JOLIET –The Will County Executive’s office on Tuesday, Feb. 16, launched a quarterly newsletter designed to inform residents about services and special events available to them. The newsletter will be hosted on the county website and residents may also sign up for subscriptions

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October is Energy Efficiency Month

October is Energy Efficiency Month

October is Energy Efficiency Month. Visit the Will County Green page to learn what you can do to save energy and money in your home and business.
www.willcountygreen.com

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Local Nonprofit Agencies encouraged to apply for CARES Act funding

Local Nonprofit Agencies encouraged to apply for CARES Act funding

Funding from the federal coronavirus relief program, CARES Act, is now available to nonprofit agencies in Will County. The County will allocate $6 million to local nonprofits agencies to assist with significant impacts resulting from the COVID-19 crisis.
 

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Local Officials join Pace Suburban Bus leaders to commemorate route dedicated to former               Will County Executive Larry Walsh

Local Officials join Pace Suburban Bus leaders to commemorate route dedicated to former Will County Executive Larry Walsh

On Tuesday, October 13, local officials from Will County, the City of Joliet, the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), Metra, and Pace gathered to honor the late Will County Executive Larry Walsh. Walsh was instrumental in expanding mass transit services across Will County and was a champion improving mass transit options for the senior and disabled populations in the county.
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Will County launches second round of COVID-19 (CARES Act) Small Business Assistance Grant Program

Will County launches second round of COVID-19 (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 Oct. 19 – Nov. 16, 2020.

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



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