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Make Recyclepalooza part of spring cleaning

Make Recyclepalooza part of spring cleaning

For the first time since 2015, Will County will host Recyclepalooza in April, providing an opportunity for spring cleaners to get rid of items in an environmentally responsible way.   

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Walsh, Joliet Mayor, and county board leaders tour new Will County courthouse construction site

Walsh, Joliet Mayor, and county board leaders tour new Will County courthouse construction site

Last week, Will County Executive Larry Walsh, Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk, and county board members Herb Brooks, Jr. and Don Moran toured the construction site of the new Will County courthouse.
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County officials break ground on another capital project

County officials break ground on another capital project

On a blustery April day, officials from Will County gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking for a new Animal Control office and a garage for Emergency Management Agency vehicles to be located just south of the Public Safety Complex.
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Will County partners with City of Joliet and the Housing Authority of Joliet on Fair Housing Study

Will County partners with City of Joliet and the Housing Authority of Joliet on Fair Housing Study

April marks National Fair Housing Month established to recognize the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968 during the Civil Rights Movement. The Fair Housing Act prohibits the discrimination of home buyers based upon race, religion, sex, disability, family status, or national origin. In Will County, this historic benchmark is being recognized with efforts to further fair housing in all communities

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Will County Office Building closed on Friday, April 19, 2019

Will County Office Building closed on Friday, April 19, 2019

The Will County Office Building will be closed on Friday, April 19, 2019 in observance of Good Friday and the Easter holiday. Normal hours will resume on Monday, April 22, 2019.
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Annual textile collection event to be April 29-May 3

Annual textile collection event to be April 29-May 3

Will County’s annual textile collection event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 29, to Friday, May 3, at the County Office Building, 304 N. Chicago St.

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Free document destruction event scheduled for Saturday, May 18

Free document destruction event scheduled for Saturday, May 18

The Will County Land Use Department’s Resource Recovery and Energy Division, along with Joliet Franciscan Sisters and University of St. Francis, will host a free document destruction event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18.

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Annual Student Government Day

Annual Student Government Day

The Will County Regional Office of Education hosted its annual Student Government Day on April 30.
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Governor Pritzker to speak at 2019 Hero Helps Community Summit on May 3

Governor Pritzker to speak at 2019 Hero Helps Community Summit on May 3

During this year’s Hero Helps Community Summit on Friday, May 3, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker will be present to discuss his plans to address the opioid epidemic including strategies to leverage federal funding opportunities to fight this epidemic locally.
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Annual book recycling event to be held May 31-June 2

Annual book recycling event to be held May 31-June 2

Will County’s annual three-day book recycling event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 31-June 2 at Joliet Park District’s Pilcher Park Nature Center, 2501 Highland Park Drive.

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