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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.

Will County Launches $10 Million Scholarship Program to Boost Teaching and Nursing Recruitment

Will County Heroes scholarship program powered by ARPA funds

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Will County officially launched the “Will County Heroes” scholarship program today to support students seeking careers in teaching and nursing. The County is investing $10 million in American Rescue Plan (ARPA) dollars to increase recruitment in these high-demand fields and incentivize future graduates to work in Will County.

Will County Pop-Up Clinic Vaccinates Over 250 Dogs and Cats

Free clinic provided vaccines, microchips, and food for Will County pets

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Will County hosted a pop-up pet clinic at the County Office Building on March 11, which vaccinated and microchipped over 250 local cats and dogs. The event was hosted by Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, State’s Attorney Jim Glasgow, the K9 Enrichment Initiative, and Petco Love.

Will County Community Mental Health Board Holds First Meeting

Newly-created board elects first President and Secretary; Establishes Bylaws

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The Will County Community Mental Health Board held their first meeting to elect officers and establish Bylaws. This marks the first key step for the newly created board to establish their plan to evaluate and improve community mental health services in Will County, including the treatment of mental illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and substance use.

Greater Chicagoland Region Named Top Metropolitan Area for Corporate Site Selection and Relocation

County Executive Bertino-Tarrant highlights regional economic assets at awards ceremony

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The Greater Chicagoland Region has been named the top metropolitan area for corporate site selection and relocations for the tenth consecutive year. County Executive Bertino-Tarrant celebrated the announcement with World Business Chicago at an awards ceremony recognizing companies who have grown or relocated in the Chicagoland Region.

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