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Will County Executive to begin radiation treatments

Anastasia Tuskey 0 7690

Will County Executive Larry Walsh has announced he will begin radiation therapy to further treat his diagnosis of prostate cancer. His treatment regime is set to begin later this month and will last approximately eight weeks.

Will County’s Prairie View Landfill Operations Extended to 2042

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     Will County’s Prairie View Landfill closure date has been extended to 2042 with the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act.   President Obama signed the new Act into law in December.

     As part of the Joliet Army Ammunition Plant (Plant) decommissioned agreement, the landfill must accept all wastes generated from the cleanup of the former Plant free of charge as part of the agreement to transfer the federal property ownership to Will County. 

Sunny Hill to host outpatient therapy open house Jan. 21

Tammy Reiher 0 7908

  JOLIET – Sunny Hill Outpatient Therapy will host a grand opening from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21.

     Outpatient Therapy, at Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County, 421 Doris Ave., is now offering the physical, occupational and speech therapy to outpatients.

Will County Acquires Mobile Generators for Emergencies

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Will County now has extra tools to use during emergencies and disasters when power is needed.  The County’s Emergency Management Agency (EMA) recently received a fleet of five generator trailers provided through an Illinois Terrorism Task Force program.  These generators have been allocated to twelve groups across the state.

Mobile Workforce Center’s January schedule announced

Nina Campbell 0 8270

JOLIET – The Mobile Workforce Center’s January schedule has been announced by the Workforce Services Division of Will County.

     The mobile unit travels throughout Will County to help residents with resume development, cover letters and job applications. The workforce center contains 11 computer stations, internet access, and offers keyboarding lessons, as well as resume and job search assistance using online listings including jobs4people.org and Illinois workNet.

Workforce Services Division releases January workshop schedule

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   JOLIET – Workforce Services Division of Will County has scheduled its January workshops for job seekers.

     Participants will learn interviewing techniques at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, in Successful Interviewing. Learn how to prepare for a job interview, be confident and make a positive impression. Attendees may schedule an individual, digitally recorded mock interview after completing the workshop. 

New Lenox family with passion for gardening named winner of 2014 America Recycles Day Photo Contest

Nina Campbell 0 8166

     JOLIET – A passion for digging in the dirt and growing their own food has yielded much more than a healthy crop for the Viebach family of New Lenox. John and Jamie Viebach, along with their son, Liam, were chosen as the winners of the 2014 America Recycles Day Photo Contest sponsored by the Will County Land Use Department. The family was awarded a recycled iPad provided by Vintage Tech Recyclers.

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