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Will County Workforce Investment Director Elected as State Association Leader

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Caroline L. Portlock, Director of the Workforce Investment Board (WIB) of Will County, has been elected President of the Illinois Workforce Partnership (IWP). The IWP represents local workforce development leaders throughout Illinois from 10 Economic Development Regions and 22 Workforce Innovation Boards.

Business Owners Invited to Free Workshop on Illinois Business Enterprise Program

State program helps businesses connect with procurement opportunities

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Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, the Will County Center for Economic Development (CED), and the State of Illinois Commission on Equity and Inclusion invites business owners to attend a free in-person workshop to learn about the Illinois Business Enterprise Program (BEP) and local resources. The workshop will take place on Thursday, September 7, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the Joliet Public Library, 150 N. Ottawa St., Joliet.

Will County Animal Control Joins Chicagoland Humane Coalition

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Will County’s Animal Control Department has joined the Chicagoland Humane Coalition, a collaborative organization working to addressing pressing animal welfare issues in the region. Will County was invited to join the coalition due to its ongoing efforts to take a more proactive approach to animal services and provide resources to local pet owners.

Will County Emergency Management Agency Advises Residents with Tips for Combatting Severe Heat

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With an upcoming stretch of high temperatures expected in Illinois, the Will County Emergency Management Agency is advising residents of measures they can take during severe heat conditions to stay safe and healthy. These measures include being mindful of heat-related illnesses and being aware of the availability of local cooling centers. 

Will County Officials Celebrate Ribbon Cutting for New Coroner's Facility

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Will County officials attended a ribbon cutting today to dedicate the new Will County Coroner’s Facility in Joliet. The state-of-the-art, 11,460-square-foot facility consolidates the operations of the Will County Coroner’s Office into one location, providing modern, efficient, and expanded operations.

“Diaper Depot Drive” Underway in Will County to Collect Diapers and Essential Items Through July 21

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Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, State Representative Dagmara “Dee” Avelar, Senator Meg Loughran Cappel, and State Representative Natalie Manley are partnering with United Way of Will County to host a “Diaper Depot Drive” to collect items for local families experiencing hardships. Several collection boxes have been placed throughout the county and donations are accepted until Friday, July 21.

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