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Will County to offer third round of Small Business Grants to local businesses that have not received previous CARES funding

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Will County officials announced it will begin accepting applications for up to at $10,000 grant from local small business owners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through its Small Business Grant Program. Businesses in highly impacted industries, such as restaurants, bars or taverns, events or performing arts venues, museums, and fitness centers will be given preference.

Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County to begin accepting applications from non-residents for admissions

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Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County, the area-renowned skilled care facility, has announced applications for admissions are being accepted from non-residents of the County. Known for its legacy of providing the highest level of healthcare service possible to the residents of the county since 1955, Sunny Hill is now available to anyone who meets the criteria for admission.

Will County Executive Bertino-Tarrant Recommends 21-District Board

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Reduces number of County Board members and provides for six majority-minority districts

At a special county board meeting Tuesday, Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant presented her proposed redistricting plan for a 21-district board, which reduces the size of the Will County Board by five members.

Will County earns AA+ rating from S & P Global Ratings (Standard & Poor) and Aa1 rating from Moody’s Investor Service

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In its effort to secure funding through the issuance of bonds for the proposed renewable natural gas plant, Will County presented its finances to credit ratings agencies, S & P Global Ratings and Moody’s Investor Service and the response from both was positive news for the county.

RENTAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE TO WILL COUNTY RESIDENTS MAY 17

Applicants are eligible for up to 15 months of assistance, maximum grant amount is $25,000

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Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant announced today that online applications for the Illinois Rental Payment Program (ILRPP) which will provide $20 million in relief to Will County landlords and tenants will be available May 17th at www.willcountyillinois.org.

Local and state officials welcome Lion Electric Company to Will County

Innovative manufacturer of electric school buses to build first U.S. plant in Joliet

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Governor J.B. Pritzker was in Will County today to join local and state officials in welcoming Lion Electric Company to Clarius Park Joliet. The innovative manufacturer of electric vehicles, including school buses, is moving into a 906,000+ square feet speculative building and finish construction to meet its needs. This plant will be the company’s first plant in the United States.

Will County honors 9-1-1 Telecommunicators

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Calm, cool, collected. The 145 highly trained professionals who operate Will County’s 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System (ETS) are always available to offer assistance to those in need. These everyday heroes are not the people who arrive on scene to render aid but they are responsible for answering 316,000 9-1-1 calls annually and ensuring the proper aid is directed to the correct location. Recently, the ETS honored telecommunicators for their outstanding service.

WILL COUNTY VACCINATIONS TRIPLE, 25.36% OF RESIDENTS ARE FULLY VACCINATED

Will County moves to sixth most vaccinated county in the State

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The Will County Executive and Will County Health Department (WCHD) today announced that in the past six weeks, Will County has tripled the number of fully vaccinated individuals from 7.10 percent on March 9 to 25.36 percent on April 23 – moving the county to the sixth most vaccinated county in Illinois, up from 90th in the same time period.
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June is Pet Preparedness Month

June is Pet Preparedness Month

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency has designated June as Pet Preparedness Month.

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Still have questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine??

Still have questions about the COVID-19 Vaccine??

Join a virtual discussion from noon until 1pm on Friday, June 11 to learn more information about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine.
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Next Generation of Athletes

Next Generation of Athletes

Rising boxing star, Joseph Awinongya Jr., 14, was honored by Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant for his numerous accomplishments in the world of boxing.
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First Responders Across Will County Train on Active Threat Scenarios

First Responders Across Will County Train on Active Threat Scenarios

Over the past few years the Will County Active Threat Task Force has been training local first responder agencies for active threat scenarios. This Task Force is made up of law enforcement, fire departments and emergency management agencies.





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Drive Thru Job Fair set for Tuesday, June 22, in University Park

Drive Thru Job Fair set for Tuesday, June 22, in University Park

Workforce Center of Will County, in conjunction with University Park Village Hall, will host a Drive Thru Job Fair from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, at the Village Hall, 44 Town Center Drive.

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More than 95,000 books redistributed during annual event

More than 95,000 books redistributed during annual event

More than 95,000 books changed hands at the annual Book Reuse/Recycling Event sponsored by the Will County Land Use Department’s Resource Recovery and Energy Division the first weekend in June.

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