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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.

Will County Executive Invites Families to Attend Kids' Fair on Presidents Day

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Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant invites families to attend a Kids’ Fair on Monday, Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Troy Middle School, 5800 W. Theodore St., Plainfield, IL. This free event will feature interactive and educational activities by local organizations, businesses, and government agencies.

Will County Joins First-Ever Regional Partnership for Economic Development

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Yesterday, Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant joined regional leaders to announce the formation of the Greater Chicagoland Economic Partnership. This first-of-its-kind collaboration among the seven counties of northeastern Illinois (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Will) and the City of Chicago aims to drive economic growth and advance equity across the region and its diverse communities.

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