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Residents invited to comment on DuPage River Feasibility Report

Residents invited to comment on DuPage River Feasibility Report

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District released for public comment today the DuPage River draft integrated feasibility report and environmental assessment. The draft report provides a recommended plan to address flood risk on the DuPage River and its tributaries in the counties of DuPage and Will in Illinois.

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Congressman Kinzinger hosts roundtable discussion to address opioid epidemic

Congressman Kinzinger hosts roundtable discussion to address opioid epidemic

As the opioid crisis continues to affect communities across the nation, U.S. Congressman Adam Kinzinger hosted a roundtable discussion with local and county officials to learn about local efforts and potential solutions on this issue.
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Walsh delivers 2018 State of the County Address

Walsh delivers 2018 State of the County Address

Will County Executive Larry Walsh delivered his annual State of the County address at the August County Board meeting. Walsh gave an update on the many positive things happening in Will County including major capital projects and major transportation efforts.

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Will County expands Narcan training

Will County expands Narcan training

As the opioid epidemic continues to affect the entire nation, Will County is working to expand its harm reduction efforts by providing naloxone training to any organization or individual. Naloxone is a powerful antidote that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
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Youth Provider Workshop to focus on digital safety

Youth Provider Workshop to focus on digital safety

The Workforce Investment Board of Will County Youth Council is welcoming back Melissa Hemzacek for its 2018 Youth Provider Workshop, Insights into Digital Safety on Thursday, Sept. 27.

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Will County offers spay/neuter discount  for residents’ pets in September

Will County offers spay/neuter discount for residents’ pets in September

Will County residents who have their pets spayed or neutered at participating veterinary offices in September can receive a $40 county-sponsored discount.

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Joliet resident uses Narcan to save an overdose victim

Joliet resident uses Narcan to save an overdose victim

Last Sunday, a Joliet resident, who recently participated in naloxone training offered by Will County, used these newly acquired skills to save a life.
“I was in a park in south Joliet when I noticed a parked car and a man lying on the ground next to it,” Jerry Reeves said. “There was also a woman standing there so I went over to offer help. The woman told me the man was drunk but I recognized the symptoms of an overdose.”
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