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Will County Partnering with City of Joliet and Local Organizations to host community needs meetings

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To offer residents and local business owners an opportunity to voice ideas about community investment, Will County is partnering with the City of Joliet and local organizations to host R3 (Restore, Reinvest, and Renew) neighborhood resident meetings. These meetings will focus on solutions regarding the five pillars of civil legal aid, economic development, re-entry, violence prevention, and youth development.

Will County Commercial Property Owners Invited to Energy Efficiency Program Informational Session

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Will County will join the Illinois Energy Conservation Authority to host an information session for commercial property owners on the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program on Monday, October 25. C-PACE is a program that offers low-cost, long-term financing to local businesses for energy efficiency, renewable energy, water conservation, electric vehicle charging and other clean energy projects.

Will County Executive Reminds Residents of Rental Assistance Ahead of Eviction Moratorium Expiration

COMEBACK Grant funding still available to renters and tenants in Will County

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Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is reminding tenants and landlords of financial assistance available to residents ahead of the Oct. 3 expiration of the Illinois eviction moratorium. Will County COMEBACK Grant funding is available to tenants, landlords, and homeowners who are impacted by economic hardships related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sunny Hill Nursing Home residents and staff participate in annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s

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Yearly event raises funds and awareness about Alzheimer’s Disease

For more than 15 years, the staff and residents of Sunny Hill Nursing Home in Joliet have participated in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the world’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Traditionally, the event would be held at a local forest preserve and be open to the community. However, in consideration of resident participation Sunny Hill elected to accommodate the event on campus. Additionally, Covid-19 mitigations changed the way the local event was organized.


Will County Executive Bertino-Tarrant Recommends 11-District Board

Proposed map reduces number of Will County Board members and keeps communities intact

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At the September county board meeting, Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant presented her proposed redistricting plan for 11 two-member districts, which reduces the size of the Will County Board by four members.

Will County officials celebrate long-awaited ribbon cutting for new Health Department building

State of the art, 73,000 square feet building enhances delivery of critical public health services

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Officials from Will County and the local health community today celebrated a ribbon cutting to dedicate the new state of the art, 73,000 square feet health department building which houses important public health programs, such as food safety inspections, outpatient mental health, better birth outcomes, and immunizations.

Will County Health Department to celebrate ribbon cutting on Fri. Sept. 10

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Join Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Health Department Executive Director Susan Olenek, Illinois Department of Public Health Assistant Director Dr. Amaal Tokars, and other county and local leaders, and members of the health community to celebrate a ribbon cutting of the Will County Health Complex, located at 501 Ella Ave.

Building on Efforts to Protect Illinois Families, Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant Introduces Balanced Budget Proposal

Highlights county’s efforts to provide safety net during pandemic crisis

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At today’s meeting of the Will County Board, County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant delivered the annual State of the County address in which she highlighted the accomplishments and acknowledged the challenges during an unprecedented year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.


Save the Date

2021 Hero Helps Community Summit set for Oct. 15

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Federal, State, and Local officials to share new idea in addressing opioid crisis.

The stage is set for the 10th anniversary of the Hero Helps Community Forum to be held from 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Friday, October 15 at the Romeoville Athletic and Events Center.

Will County to Require Masks at County Buildings

COVID Infections on the rise amongst unvaccinated

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Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is announcing new protocols around face coverings at Will County Buildings. Starting Monday, August 2, the public, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, will be required to wear a mask or face covering upon entering any county building and during any time spent in county buildings.

Will County Officials encourage residents to continue COVID-19 precautions

Number of positive cases in the county are on the rise

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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.

Local Officials Celebrate Houbolt Bridge Groundbreaking

New bridge will provide direct access to intermodals, help alleviate regional truck traffic

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After more than a decade of discussions, local officials gathered on July 20 to officially break ground on the Houbolt Bridge, part of the Houbolt Road extension, spanning the Des Plaines River and connecting I-80 to the Centerpoint Intermodal Center.
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Open House - WCDOT ADA Transition Plan

Open House - WCDOT ADA Transition Plan

Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant and the Will County Division of Transportation (WCDOT) invites the public to attend a public meeting and open house for the Americans with Disabilities Act Transition Plan.

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Will County Breaks Ground on New Morgue and Coroner’s Facility

Will County Breaks Ground on New Morgue and Coroner’s Facility

Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Will County Coroner Laurie H. Summers, and County Board members today celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Morgue and Coroner’s Facility. The construction project will consolidate the Morgue and Coroner’s Office into one location, providing more streamlined operations

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Will County Participates in “Operation Green Light” to Support Veterans

Will County Participates in “Operation Green Light” to Support Veterans

Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant today announced Will County’s participation in Operation Green Light, a nationwide initiative for buildings to be illuminated green to show support for veterans throughout November.

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Will County Increases Focus on Attracting Green Industries

Will County Increases Focus on Attracting Green Industries

Will County leaders are calling attention to an increased focus on attracting green industries to the local economy. This follows several coordinated initiatives to attract the clean energy industry to Will County, including energy storage and transportation.

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Will County to Host Workshops for ARPA Economic Development Funding

Will County will be hosting technical assistance workshops for potential applicants to learn more about the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to support economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic. The workshops will allow for potential applicants to receive more information about eligibility, ask questions about the application process, and troubleshoot issues.

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