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Local Pet Businesses and Resource Providers Gather in Plainfield for Pet Expo

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Will County pet owners attended a special Pet Expo just for their four-legged friends in Plainfield on Saturday, September 30, 2023. Dozens of dogs and their human owners stopped by Clow Stephens Park for the 2-hour expo, which was organized and hosted by a partnership between the Plainfield Park District, State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel, State Representative Natalie Manley, and Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant.

Will County Animal Control Seeking Information on Washington Township Dog Abuse Case

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The Will County Animal Control Department is seeking the public’s assistance in providing information that could lead to identifying suspects of an animal abuse case, including information about the owner or possible perpetrators. The dog was found wandering on a local farm in unincorporated Washington Township, near the Village of Beecher, with clear signs of abuse and neglect, such as paintball spots from being used as target practice. 

Will County and City of Joliet Partner with Three Rivers Association of REALTORS® on free Housing Provider Resource Workshop

Formerly known as the annual Joliet Landlord Conference, this free event will be open to housing providers in the Three Rivers Association of REALTORS® service area, which includes Will and Grundy Counties, as well as to communities in surrounding areas.

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The Three Rivers Association of REALTORS®, the Will County Land Use Department Community Development Division, and the City of Joliet have partnered to present a free Local Housing Provider Resource Workshop. Experts will educate housing providers on available resources and connect them with other services providers to help them improve their operations. It also is an opportunity to network with local agencies and organizations. 

Will County Executive Provides Update on ARPA Library Investments

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Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is spotlighting $1.2 million in grant opportunities being provided to local library districts as part of the county’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocations. The funding is supporting ongoing efforts to expand service and address needs from 21 Will County library districts.

Will County to Hold Healthy Lifestyle Pop-Up Event in University Park on Sept. 21

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A “Healthy Lifestyle Event” will be hosted in the Village of University Park to provide free produce, vegetables, and healthcare resources on Thursday, September 21 at the Village of University Park Town Center, 90 Towncenter Dr., University Park, IL 60484. Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is partnering with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, the Village of University Park, the Community Nutrition Network and Senior Services Association, Meals on Wheels Foundation of Northern Illinois, and the Will County Health Department to host the event.

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.

"Grandparents Day" to be Held in Romeoville on September 13

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A “Grandparents Day” will be held for Will County seniors on September 13th, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Romeoville Athletic and Event Center located at 55 Phelps Avenue in Romeoville. The event is being hosted as a collaboration between the Village of Romeoville, Senior Services of Will County, State Representative Natalie Manley, Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel, and State Representative Dee Avelar. 

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.

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