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Road Work Planned for U.S. 6 in Will County - Sunday, October 26, 2014

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The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) today announced that roadwork will begin on both directions of U.S. 6, between McClintock Road and Interstate 55, in Will County, for a pavement resurfacing project. The project will begin; weather permitting, on Monday, Oct. 27, with a tentative completion date of late November.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT UNDERSTANDS LOCAL EBOLA CONCERNS, ENCOURAGES VISITS TO ITS WEBSITE Oct. 22, 2014

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Joliet – Since October 10, when the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the first U.S. Ebola fatality, the Will County Health Department has fielded several public inquiries regarding Ebola. In light of public concerns, the Health Department wishes to provide area residents with the most current and relevant Ebola information so that everyone has the facts.

Will County receives Excellence in Financial Reporting award Oct. 23, 2014

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JOLIET – For the 12th consecutive time, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has recognized Will County with a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CAFR). This certificate is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.

Mobile Workforce Center’s November schedule announced Oct. 20, 2014

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JOLIET – The Mobile Workforce Center’s November schedule has been announced by the Workforce Services Division of Will County.
 
The mobile unit travels throughout Will County to help residents with resume development, cover letters and job applications. The workforce center contains 11 computer stations, internet access, and offers keyboarding lessons, as well as resume and job search assistance using online listings including jobs4people.org and Illinois workNet.

Will County Takes Next Step Forward in Budget Process; Approves Levy Estimate to Fund Capital Improvement Projects - Oct. 16, 2014

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JOLIET – At today’s meeting of the Will County Board, the big issue for consideration was approval of the 2014-2015 Annual Aggregate Levy estimate which was part of the budget proposal made by Will County Executive Larry Walsh at the September 18th County Board meeting during his Annual Budget Address. Walsh also proposed a five-year capital and roads plan as part of his September presentation.

WILL Grow project teaches Gompers students link between gardening, healthy eating - Oct. 10, 2014

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JOLIET – Learning isn’t always done neatly at a desk with books and papers. Sometimes learning happens with soil, sun, water, and by getting dirty hands.

Just ask the students in the Life Skills and ABC classes at Gompers Junior High. Thanks to collaboration between Will County, the Regional Office of Education, District 86, and Gompers which created the initial We WILL Grow School and Community Garden Project, they now know the answer.

Will County contest to award refurbished iPad2s to non-profit groups - Sept. 26, 2014

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JOLIET – Part of a non-profit organization that could use a pair of refurbished iPad2s?

Will County will award two non-profit groups who show off their “green” a set of the electronic tablets.

Applications are due Nov. 1, and winners will be announced on America Recycles Day, Nov. 15. They will be chosen by a scoring system that includes points for intended uses and for current green practices.

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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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