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Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant Will County Executive

I am honored to serve as your Will County Executive. As a lifelong resident of this great county, I have witnessed many changes as we have evolved from an ag-community to a major hub in the global distribution market.  I am dedicated to building upon this status but I am equally dedicated to maintaining the quality of life for the nearly 700,000 residents and thousands of businesses and organizations that call Will County home. 

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Will County is diverse, vibrant, and filled with hard-working people. We have room to grow and we look forward to a great future. 

Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Will County Executive

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93-year old leads charge against COVID-19 at Sunny Hill
Tammy Reiher

93-year old leads charge against COVID-19 at Sunny Hill

JOLIET – For weeks, James Ingram told everyone that when the coronavirus vaccine came to Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County he wanted to be first to get it.

The fact that it ended up happening on his 93rd birthday was a happy coincidence.

“He was so thrilled and honored to lead the way in the battle against COVID-19,” said Margaret McDowell, Administrator at the county-owned facility. 

Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant said, “We need leaders like James Ingram with the confidence to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated when it’s their turn. Doing this on his 93rd birthday makes it more memorable.”

Ingram said it never crossed his mind not to get the vaccination. He said when it came to the vaccination “the quicker the better.”

Vaccinations offer reassurance, he said. “They give you a lease against disease.”

Ingram has lived at Sunny Hill for 10 years and came to the facility from his home in Joliet. He is the father of seven; five still living. 

McDowell said Ingram was one of 158 people who were vaccinated on Jan. 5. The state has contracted with local pharmacies to distribute the vaccine to long-term care facilities.

“This disease is still killing people isn’t it?” Ingram said. “I’m not ready to die.”


CUTLINE: James Ingram received the first coronavirus vaccination administered at Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County by a Walgreens employee. Then he got balloons in celebration of his 93rd birthday.  (Photos courtesy of Will County Nursing Home of Will County)


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