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Will County offers residents spay/neuter discount for pets in February

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

The discount applies for up to two animals per household and is exclusively for pet owners who live in Will County. More than 20,169 pets have been treated since the program originated in 2007.

February is Children’s Dental Health Month

Will County Executive Bertino-Tarrant encourages residents to visit the Community Health Center Dental Clinic for regular services and treatments

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February is often the time people think about heart health. Dental is an equally important part of overall good wellbeing and February is a special time to focus on the dental health of children. The Will County Community Health Center operates a full service dental clinic for children and adults.

Will County Announces New Protocols for Public Access to County Building

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Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is announcing new protocols for public access to the County Office Building on 302 N. Chicago Street in Joliet. The protocols will be following strict CDC guidelines to ensure the safety of both the public and county employees. Bertino-Tarrant strongly encourages residents to call and schedule an appointment prior to traveling to the building.

“Our goal is to have safe, effective procedures to protect the public and our employees while maintaining high quality services for all who live, work, or do business in Will County,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “We sincerely appreciate everyone’s patience as we move through the necessary COVID-19 protocols to make our building accessible to the public.”

Will County moves to Tier 1 mitigations in Restore Illinois Plan

Limited indoor service allowed in restaurants and bars, meetings and social gatherings permitted up to 25 people.

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Earlier today, Governor Pritzker announced that Region 7, which includes Will and Kankakee counties, will be moving into Tier 1 mitigations beginning Friday, January 22.

“This is great news for the many businesses who have suffered greatly during the pandemic and it demonstrates our resident’s commitment to observing mitigation guidelines. While we welcome this news, we urge both our business owners and our residents to carefully observe the Tier 1 mitigation guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety,” said Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant. “We must still take actions to protect ourselves from the virus – wear a mask, wash your hands, and watch your distance.”

CALL FIRST

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Some offices within Will County government are re-opening and others are observing alternate business operations. Everyone is encouraged to call the office before planning a visit.

Please continue to observe the three W's:

Wear a mask.
Wash your hands.
Watch your distance.

Will County still in Tier 3 mitigations for COVID-19

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With a new wave of COVID-19 surging across the state of Illinois and the nation, the state is committed to listening to public health experts and following the science to keep people safe. Tier 3 builds on the Resurgence Mitigation Plan first released in July to suppress the spread of the virus and ensure our hospitals do not become overrun.

Health Department asking for patience from all residents and senior community with COVID-19 vaccination schedule

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The Will County Health Department (WCHD) is asking for patience from the senior community and their families during the still very young “Vaccine Stage” of the “Covid-19 Pandemic Response.”
Shortly before Christmas, WCHD placed a survey on its website, allowing all Will County residents who intend to take the vaccine to register their interest, and offer important information concerning age range, pre-existing health conditions, occupation, and location of their residence.

County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant interviewed by NCTV-17 about her new role

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When former Will County Executive Larry Walsh announced he would not seek reelection in 2020, it would be the first time in 16 years someone new would hold the position.

After all the ballots were counted, it would also be the first time a woman was elected to the office.

“When the late Larry Walsh Sr. said he was not going to run again, I knew it was an opportunity for me to come home and be able to focus on my community where I’ve been all my life,” said Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, who was sworn in to the executive position in December.

Will County residents encouraged to register for COVID-19 vaccine

Health Department survey important to planning for future vaccine clinics

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With the COVID-19 vaccine being rolled out to more sectors of the population on almost a weekly basis, the Will County Health Department has set up an online registration portal and encourages residents to logon, take the survey, and register for future vaccine clinics.


Will County extends liquor license renewal schedule

Extends annual license deadline to March 1 and September 1

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As COVID-19 restrictions continue to put additional burdens on local restaurant and bar owners, the Will County Board voted to amend its liquor license ordinance to extend the renewal fee due dates to March 1, 2021 and September 1, 2021. The current deadlines for renewal fees are January 1 and July 1. This change only applies to liquor licenses issued in the unincorporated areas of Will County.
 

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Will County Green to Host Document Shredding, Electronics Recycling, and Pumpkin Catapult at Lewis University

Will County Green to Host Document Shredding, Electronics Recycling, and Pumpkin Catapult at Lewis University

Will County and Lewis University will host the sixth annual “Catapult a Pumpkin” event from 9:00 a.m. until noon, Saturday, Nov. 6 in the “W” parking lot South of the main entrance of Lewis University in Romeoville. The event offers residents an opportunity to safely dispose of pumpkins, electronics, and documents.
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Will County Health Department offers safety tips to ensure healthy and happy holiday gatherings

Will County Health Department offers safety tips to ensure healthy and happy holiday gatherings

The Will County Health Department reminds residents to continue to observe COVID-19 safety protocols at upcoming family gatherings. Because of the availability of the vaccine and the growing number of people who are receiving the vaccine, many families are expected to resume traditional celebrations.

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Will County Executive Reminds Residents of Resources Available for Rental, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance

Will County Executive Reminds Residents of Resources Available for Rental, Mortgage, and Utility Assistance

Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is reminding residents in need of rental, mortgage, or utility payments that financial assistance is still available for those impacted by economic hardships related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This follows an announcement by the Illinois Housing Development Authority of a second application period for Illinois Rental Payment Program (ILRPP) funds opening on December 6th.
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County Leaders Spotlight Key Priorities in 2022 Annual Budget

County Leaders Spotlight Key Priorities in 2022 Annual Budget

County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant joined County Board leadership in highlighting accomplishments in the Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Budget, which invests in key priorities while maintaining balanced spending. The $793 million package, which was passed unanimously today by the County Board, increases funding for public safety agencies, the Children’s Advocacy Center, and the Will-Ride transportation program.
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Booster Shots Recommended for Anyone 18 and Over

Booster Shots Recommended for Anyone 18 and Over

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is following the Food and Drug Administration’s decision to open COVID-19 booster vaccinations to all and recommending anyone 18 years and older get a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose six months after receiving their second Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, or two months after receiving the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
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Will County to Accept String Lights for Recycling at Four Locations

Will County to Accept String Lights for Recycling at Four Locations

Traditionally, the day after Thanksgiving is a good time to bring out Christmas decorations and the time people discover non-working string lights. Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant reminds residents to dispose of these lights in an environmentally friendly way.
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