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

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

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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County officials break ground on another capital project

County officials break ground on another capital project

New Animal Control Office and EMA garage to be built near Public Safety Complex

On a blustery April day, officials from Will County gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking for a new Animal Control office and a garage for Emergency Management Agency vehicles to be located just south of the Public Safety Complex. Read more
Walsh, Joliet Mayor, and county board leaders tour new Will County courthouse construction site

Walsh, Joliet Mayor, and county board leaders tour new Will County courthouse construction site

Last week, Will County Executive Larry Walsh, Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk, and county board members Herb Brooks, Jr. and Don Moran toured the construction site of the new Will County courthouse. Read more
Make Recyclepalooza part of spring cleaning

Make Recyclepalooza part of spring cleaning

For the first time since 2015, Will County will host Recyclepalooza in April, providing an opportunity for spring cleaners to get rid of items in an environmentally responsible way.   

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Rural historic structural survey under way in Monee Township

Rural historic structural survey under way in Monee Township

The Will County Historic Preservation Commission has begun structural surveys of all pre-1960 rural structures in Monee Township.

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2019 Hero Helps Community Summit to address Medication-Assisted Treatment for opioid use disorder

2019 Hero Helps Community Summit to address Medication-Assisted Treatment for opioid use disorder

During this year’s Hero Helps Community Summit, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) will be addressed by a panel discussion of local providers. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, MAT is an effective part of long term recovery when used with ongoing counseling and assistance in developing a healthy lifestyle.

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WCWC releases April workshop schedule

WCWC releases April workshop schedule

The Workforce Center of Will County April schedule has been released.

Career Cafe will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, April 2 and 16. Career Cafe is a networking event designed to connect people looking for work. In addition to sharing tips with other job seekers and learning job search techniques, participants will hear from guest speakers sharing their hiring expertise.

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April Mobile Workforce Center schedule released

April Mobile Workforce Center schedule released

The April schedule for the Mobile Workforce Center of Will County has been released.

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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Will County officials explain county efforts in the opioid crisis to HHS Regional Director O’Brien

Will County officials explain county efforts in the opioid crisis to HHS Regional Director O’Brien

The Will County Board hosted United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Regional Director Doug O’Brien at its Committee of the Whole meeting Thursday, March 14. O’Brien provided an update about federal efforts in the opioid crisis and heard from several department heads about programs in the county. Read more
Community Conversation: Issues with Mental Illness and Substance Use

Community Conversation: Issues with Mental Illness and Substance Use

10:00 a.m. until noon, Saturday, March 30, Silver Cross Hospital Conference Center

State Senator Michael Hastings will host local experts for a discussion about mental illness, substance use, legislation and policy, and resources available in Will County. Read more
Fountaindale Library adds Narcan to AEDs

Fountaindale Library adds Narcan to AEDs

To ensure all library staff members and anyone from the public has access to Narcan, the Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbrook now keeps the lifesaving antidote in all four of its AEDs (automated external defibrillators). Most of the library staff have been trained to administer Narcan. Read more
2019 Hero Helps Community Summit  scheduled for Friday, May 3, 2019

2019 Hero Helps Community Summit scheduled for Friday, May 3, 2019

The 2019 Hero Helps Community Forum is slated for Friday, May 3, 2019 at the Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center in Romeoville, IL. Read more
Will County Overdose Map recognized by international firm

Will County Overdose Map recognized by international firm

Esri is global market leader in GIS software

Officials from Will County announced today that the Heroin/Fentanyl Overdose Deaths Dashboard on the county’s website has been recognized by Esri, a global company dedicated to building the world’s most powerful mapping and spatial analytics software. Read more
Workforce Center of Will County to host weekly job fair on Feb. 28

Workforce Center of Will County to host weekly job fair on Feb. 28

Area job seekers are invited to attend a weekly job fair from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at the Workforce Center of Will County.

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Workforce Center of Will County releases March workshop schedule

Workforce Center of Will County releases March workshop schedule

The Workforce Center of Will County March schedule has been released. Read more
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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event to be held March 14 in Homer Glen

The Will County Land Use Department is partnering with the Village of Homer Glen to host a free one day Household Hazardous Waste collection event from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 14. This event is open to all Will County residents by appointment only.
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Daylight Savings Time Begins March 8

Daylight Savings Time begins at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday March 8. Remember to set your clocks forward one hour and also check your smoke detector batteries.
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Will County celebrates completion of two new buildings

On Thursday, March 5, officials from Will County celebrated the opening of two new state of the art buildings on the county’s Public Safety Complex at Laraway and Cherry Hill Roads.

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Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Earth Day in Will County with passport to green events

The Will County Resource Recovery and Energy Division has joined with the Health Department, Forest Preserve and South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium to offer a passport to more than 50 ways to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day

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

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.
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Will County Creates COVID-19 page to consolidate information from departments/agencies

In an effort to centralize communication from various elected officials’ offices, county departments, and agencies relating to the coronavirus crisis, the Will County Executive Office’s IT department has created a COVID-19 page on its website.

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