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While nearly half the population of Will County is fully vaccinated, local officials are cautioning residents to continue COVID-19 precautions as the number of Delta variant cases are increasing. These precautions include frequent hand washing, social distancing and wearing a mask in public places for those who are unvaccinated.

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Will County to Hold Annual Textiles and Small Home Goods Collection May 8-12

Will County to Hold Annual Textiles and Small Home Goods Collection May 8-12

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.

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Will County Executive to Host Fresh Produce Pop-Up Event on May 11 in Joliet

Will County Executive to Host Fresh Produce Pop-Up Event on May 11 in Joliet

A “Fresh Produce Pop-Up Event” will be hosted in Joliet from 1-3 p.m. on Thursday, May 11 at Community Lifeline Ministries, 158 S. Joliet St., Joliet, IL 60436. Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is partnering with the Community Nutrition Network and Senior Services Association, Meals on Wheels Foundation of Northern Illinois, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, and Community Lifeline Ministries to host the event.

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Will County Appoints New Animal Control Department Administrator

Will County Appoints New Animal Control Department Administrator

Anna Payton has been appointed as the Administrator of the Will County Animal Control Department by Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant. Payton’s appointment was confirmed by the Will County Board at their April meeting.

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Free Annual Book Reuse and Recycling Event to be Held June 2-4

Free Annual Book Reuse and Recycling Event to be Held June 2-4

The Will County Land Use Department’s Resource Recovery and Energy (RRE) Division will host its annual three-day book reuse and recycling event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 2-4, at Joliet Park District’s Pilcher Park Nature Center, 2501 Highland Park Drive.

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Will County Announces $43 Million in ARPA Grant Awards

Will County Announces $43 Million in ARPA Grant Awards

Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant and Will County Board leadership have announced the awarded allocation of $43 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars to 120 local governments, community organizations, and small businesses throughout the county. This announcement follows Will County Board approval of allocations at its May 18, 2023 Board Meeting. 

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Free Food Giveaway Event in Downtown Joliet on May 27

Free Food Giveaway Event in Downtown Joliet on May 27

Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino Tarrant and ShareFest Will County will be hosting a free food giveaway event on Saturday, May 27, 2023, at the Will County Office Building located at 302 N. Chicago Street, Joliet, IL 60432. The event will commence at 9 a.m. until noon, or while supplies last.

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Sunny Hill Nursing Home Resident Celebrates 101st Birthday

Sunny Hill Nursing Home Resident Celebrates 101st Birthday

Feeling wonderful, energetic and especially social on her special day, Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County resident Betty Nieswender, was celebrated by fellow residents and staff on her 101st birthday April 28, 2023.

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Will County Launches New "Ready Will County" App

Will County Launches New "Ready Will County" App

The Will County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has launched a new-and-improved version of the “Ready Will County” smartphone application. The app is an innovative tool to help residents receive timely alerts and to be able to effectively plan ahead for a wide range of scenarios.

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