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Free Food Giveaway Event in Downtown Joliet on May 27

ShareFest Will County and Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant Team Up to Support Local Families

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Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino Tarrant and ShareFest Will County will be hosting a free food giveaway event on Saturday, May 27, 2023, at the Will County Office Building located at 302 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, IL 60432. The event will commence at 9 a.m. until noon, or while supplies last.

Will County Announces $43 Million in ARPA Grant Awards

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Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant and Will County Board leadership have announced the awarded allocation of $43 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars to 120 local governments, community organizations, and small businesses throughout the county. This announcement follows Will County Board approval of allocations at its May 18, 2023 Board Meeting. 

Will County Executive to Host Fresh Produce Pop-Up Event on May 11 in Joliet

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A “Fresh Produce Pop-Up Event” will be hosted in Joliet from 1-3 p.m. on Thursday, May 11 at Community Lifeline Ministries, 158 S. Joliet St., Joliet, IL 60436. Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is partnering with the Community Nutrition Network and Senior Services Association, Meals on Wheels Foundation of Northern Illinois, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, and Community Lifeline Ministries to host the event.

Will County to Hold Annual Textiles and Small Home Goods Collection May 8-12

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Will County will hold its annual week-long textile and small home goods collection May 8-12 at the County Office Building, 302 North Chicago St. Items will be accepted in the building parking lot between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily, with extended drop-off hours from 5:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 12.

Will County Emergency Management Volunteers Receive President's Service Award

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15 volunteers with the Will County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) received President’s Volunteer Service Awards from AmeriCorps and the non-profit Points of Light in recognition of the extensive time dedicated to the agency and public safety. The volunteers received their awards at the April meeting of the Will County Board on April 20, 2023.

Will County Launches Interactive Map for Monitoring 2023 Road Construction

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The Will County Division of Transportation (WCDOT) has launched a new interactive online map to help residents stay up to date on county-wide construction projects. The map includes the 2023 Will County Road Construction Schedule, with multiple reconstruction, repaving, and improvement projects scheduled.

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