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Another chance to be counted in Will County

Census Workers will be at the Will County Office Building Oct. 2 & 5

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Representatives from the U.S. Census will be in front of the Will County Office Building from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2 and Monday, Oct. 5 for anyone who has not completed the 2020 Census. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the deadline for completing the census has been extended to Oct. 31.

Will County is still counting...

Help Shape Our Future -- Complete the 2020 U.S. Census today!

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Will County Executive Denise Winfrey (center) encourages all people in Will County to be counted in the 2020 U.S. Census. A correct count ensures fair representation in the state and federal legislation, equitable portion of federal funding, and important data that will impact communities for the next decade.

Will County seeing success in managing COVID-19 crisis

Recovery rate at 96 percent

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Across the State of Illinois, the IDPH (Illinois Department of Public Health) is reporting a recovery rate of 96 percent for individuals contracting COVID-19, even with the state also reporting a record number of tests being performed and more positive cases. Meanwhile, Will County is also seeing a higher compliance among residents for wearing masks and social distancing.

September is Workforce Development Professionals Month

Staff at the Workforce Center of Will County are certified and ready to assist residents with job search and skills training

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Since 2012, the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) has chosen September to raise awareness about the importance of workforce development to the national economy. The NADWP recognizes the critical link workforce development professionals provide between businesses, job seekers, education and training resources. Locally, the Workforce Center of Will County (WCWC) professionals have worked hard to attain credentials and certifications specific to the employment industry.

Got Naloxone

Will County Office of Substance Use Initiatives distributing free naloxone throughout the county.

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A Rapid Response Naloxone Program Team, through the Will County Office of Substance Use Initiatives in the County Executive Office and funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services, distributes naloxone to active users in high risks areas of the county.


Two Will County Emergency Management Agency employees earn special certification from international agency

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During the midst of the 2020 emergencies, including the COVID-19 pandemic, civil disturbances, and unpredictable weather, two members of the Will County Emergency Management Agency achieved the designation of Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) from the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM).

Governor Pritzker holds news conference at Will County Health Department to Announce New COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts for Will and Kankakee Counties

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Governor Pritzker held a press conference Tues. Aug. 25 at the Will County Health Department to announce the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) will be implementing new COVID-19 mitigation efforts in Region 7, the greater Will and Kankakee County areas, beginning Wednesday, August 26 after the region reached 8 percent positivity for three days.

When Should You Wear a Mask?

Indoors? Outdoors? Both!

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Whether you’re supporting a movement, or visiting a farmer’s market, you should be wearing your mask outdoors in public spaces. Please do your part to help slow the spread and remember to wear your mask outdoors when you are unable to keep a safe 6ft distance from others.

Will County Launches its CARES Act Small Business Assistance Grant Program

Small businesses impacted by COVID-19 may be eligible for up to $15,000 in grant assistance. Applications accepted Aug 24-Sep 28, 2020.

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Will County officials are encouraging any small business owner impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to apply for relief funding. Through the CARES Act recently passed by the U.S. Congress, Will County will receive more than $120 million of this federal funding, of which $24 million is earmarked for small businesses.

Will County Executive Winfrey Presents FY2021 Budget

Budget is balanced and meets all debt obligations and reflects slight increase in revenue

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At the August meeting of the Will County Board, County Executive Denise Winfrey presented the 2021 budget of $567 million. The budget is balanced and includes slight increase in the overall projected revenue, despite a challenging economic year.
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Will County offers unique one-stop center for employment needs

Will County offers unique one-stop center for employment needs

Workforce Center of Will County features several workforce partners under one roof

The Workforce Center of Will County (WCWC) offers a wide variety of free, personal services to assist both residents and employers with employment needs. These services are available from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday in the center’s Resource Room.
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Drone Footage of the Will County 9-11 Ceremony held September 11, 2021

Drone Footage of the Will County 9-11 Ceremony held September 11, 2021

Will County gathered on Sat. Sept. 11 to mark the 20th anniversary of the 9-11 tragedy, one of the darkest times in the history of our nation.
Video courtesy of Lockport Fire Protection District Firefighter Scott Montgomery. Narration by Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant.

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Will County Health Department Offers Information regarding COVID-19 Booster Shots

Will County Health Department Offers Information regarding COVID-19 Booster Shots

To clarify the CDC’s recent recommendation about COVID-19 booster shots, the Will County Health Department is sharing important information about these additional vaccines.
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Will County Offers Residents Spay/Neuter Discount for Pets in October

Will County Offers Residents Spay/Neuter Discount for Pets in October

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

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Will County Commercial Property Owners Invited to Energy Efficiency Program Informational Session

Will County Commercial Property Owners Invited to Energy Efficiency Program Informational Session

Will County will join the Illinois Energy Conservation Authority to host an information session for commercial property owners on the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program on Monday, October 25. C-PACE is a program that offers low-cost, long-term financing to local businesses for energy efficiency, renewable energy, water conservation, electric vehicle charging and other clean energy projects.

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Workforce Center of Will County to host Career Fair for Individuals with Disabilities

Workforce Center of Will County to host Career Fair for Individuals with Disabilities

The Workforce Center of Will County is partnering with the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce and Joliet Township High School to host a Career Fair for Individuals with Disabilities from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2nd at the Joliet Township High School Administration Building, 300 Caterpillar Drive in Joliet. Representatives from several local businesses resource organizations will be participating.
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