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Will County Received $28.4 Million in Rental Assistance Applications from Landlords and Tenants

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NEXT APPLICATION PHASE SET TO OPEN JUNE 28

Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant announced today that 2,607 completed applications totaling $28,469,349 in rental assistance have been received through the Illinois Rental Payment Program (ILRPP) during the first phase of the relief initiative.

Will County to offer third round of Small Business Grants to local businesses that have not received previous CARES funding

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Will County officials announced it will begin accepting applications for up to at $10,000 grant from local small business owners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through its Small Business Grant Program. Businesses in highly impacted industries, such as restaurants, bars or taverns, events or performing arts venues, museums, and fitness centers will be given preference.

Will County Executive Bertino-Tarrant Recommends 21-District Board

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Reduces number of County Board members and provides for six majority-minority districts

At a special county board meeting Tuesday, Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant presented her proposed redistricting plan for a 21-district board, which reduces the size of the Will County Board by five members.

RENTAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE TO WILL COUNTY RESIDENTS MAY 17

Applicants are eligible for up to 15 months of assistance, maximum grant amount is $25,000

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Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant announced today that online applications for the Illinois Rental Payment Program (ILRPP) which will provide $20 million in relief to Will County landlords and tenants will be available May 17th at www.willcountyillinois.org.

Local and state officials welcome Lion Electric Company to Will County

Innovative manufacturer of electric school buses to build first U.S. plant in Joliet

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Governor J.B. Pritzker was in Will County today to join local and state officials in welcoming Lion Electric Company to Clarius Park Joliet. The innovative manufacturer of electric vehicles, including school buses, is moving into a 906,000+ square feet speculative building and finish construction to meet its needs. This plant will be the company’s first plant in the United States.

Will County honors 9-1-1 Telecommunicators

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Calm, cool, collected. The 145 highly trained professionals who operate Will County’s 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System (ETS) are always available to offer assistance to those in need. These everyday heroes are not the people who arrive on scene to render aid but they are responsible for answering 316,000 9-1-1 calls annually and ensuring the proper aid is directed to the correct location. Recently, the ETS honored telecommunicators for their outstanding service.

WILL COUNTY VACCINATIONS TRIPLE, 25.36% OF RESIDENTS ARE FULLY VACCINATED

Will County moves to sixth most vaccinated county in the State

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The Will County Executive and Will County Health Department (WCHD) today announced that in the past six weeks, Will County has tripled the number of fully vaccinated individuals from 7.10 percent on March 9 to 25.36 percent on April 23 – moving the county to the sixth most vaccinated county in Illinois, up from 90th in the same time period.

Will County HOME Consortium funds awarded to Cornerstone Services, Inc for renovations on two group homes

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Two group homes operated by Cornerstone Services, Inc.in Joliet have been selected for renovations by the Will County Community Development Division, the lead entity for the County’s HOME Consortium, and the City of Joliet, a member of this HOME Consortium. The HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), provides grants to state and local governments to create affordable housing for low-income households.

Will County Office Building closed Fri. Feb. 12 and Mon. Feb. 15 in observance of Lincoln's Birthday and Presidents' Day

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The Will County Office Building, located at 304 N. Chicago Street in Joliet, will be closed on Fri. Feb. 12 and Mon. Feb. 15 in observance of Lincoln's Birthday and Presidents' Day. Normal business hours will resume on Tues. Feb. 16.

COVID-19 Vaccine Supply in Will County does not meet needs of population

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Nearly 100,000 seniors anxious to receive the vaccine, county only receiving shipments in 2,000 doses increments.

Calls to the Will County Health Department COVID-19 hotline are topping more than 800 per day, some days reaching 1,000 calls per day, which is overwhelming the current system as residents in the 1b category, 65+, are trying to schedule appointments for the vaccines.
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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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