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Will County Approves Five-Year Transportation Improvement Program

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The Will County Five-Year Transportation Improvement Program, providing a multi-year plan for countywide infrastructure investments, has been officially approved by the Will County Board.

The Will County Division of Transportation (WCDOT) presented the plan, which will provide over 20 miles of improved highways, 30 reconstructed intersections, and 10 rehabilitated or replaced structure. The $568.6 million investment in local infrastructure will be funded from a mix of federal, state, and local revenue.

Will County Executive Reminds Residents of Local Cooling Centers

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With high temperatures throughout the region and an Excessive Heat Warning in place, Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant and the Will County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) are reminding residents to utilize local cooling centers if necessary. There are cooling centers available in almost every community in the county, including in village halls, fire stations, libraries, or other public meeting sites. A full listing of known locations is available on the Will County EMA’s website at www.willcountyema.org.

County Executive Appoints 23 Residents to Boards and Commissions

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Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant named 23 residents to 10 boards and commissions in April. This included seven fire protection districts, one cemetery association, the Will County Board of Health, and the Will County Historic Preservation Commission. The appointments were approved by the County Board at its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 21.

Will County to Host Three Spring Electronics and Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Events

Events in Peotone, Joliet, and Bolingbrook will also serve as rain barrel pick-up locations

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To promote the proper disposal of household electronics and hazardous waste items, the Will County Land Use Department’s Resource Recovery and Energy Division is hosting three spring drop-off events throughout the county. The events will be held in Peotone, Joliet, and Bolingbrook

Will County Emergency Management Agency to Conduct Full-Scale Training Exercise on April 6

Increased first responder activity should be expected by the public

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The Will County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency will be conducting an inter-agency response exercise on Wednesday, April 6 in Romeoville. The exercise will involve minor road closures and an increased presence of first responders in the community.

Lead Agency Selected for Will County Continuum of Care Network

United Way of Will County will lead efforts to prevent and end homelessness in Will, Kendall, and Grundy Counties

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The United Way of Will County has been selected to serve as the new Lead Agency for the Will County Continuum of Care (CoC) network, a collaborative partnership of local organizations dedicated to preventing and ending homelessness in Will, Kendall, and Grundy Counties. The selection was made by the CoC’s Governance & Oversight Council and the transition will be complete June 1.

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