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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.

National EMS Week

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National EMS Week May 16-21
THANK YOU to all our EMS professionals who work tirelessly each day and ALWAYS answer the call for an emergency.
We appreciate all you do to keep Will County safe! You are lifesavers!!

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.
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Joliet Slammers to Host “Water Conservation Night” with Will County on June 14

Joliet Slammers to Host “Water Conservation Night” with Will County on June 14

Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant invites the public to learn about the benefits of water conservation, while enjoying the Joliet Slammer game at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, at Duly Health and Care Field. 

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Will County Executive Reminds Residents of Local Cooling Centers

Will County Executive Reminds Residents of Local Cooling Centers

With high temperatures throughout the region and an Excessive Heat Warning in place, Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant and the Will County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) are reminding residents to utilize local cooling centers if necessary. There are cooling centers available in almost every community in the county, including in village halls, fire stations, libraries, or other public meeting sites. A full listing of known locations is available on the Will County EMA’s website at www.willcountyema.org.

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County Offices Closed on Monday, June 20 for Juneteenth

County Offices Closed on Monday, June 20 for Juneteenth

WIll County government offices will be closed on Monday, June 20th in recognition of Juneteenth. All county buildings will be closed on the holiday, with the exception of essential county services and public safety operations

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Will County Approves Five-Year Transportation Improvement Program

Will County Approves Five-Year Transportation Improvement Program

The Will County Five-Year Transportation Improvement Program, providing a multi-year plan for countywide infrastructure investments, has been officially approved by the Will County Board.

The Will County Division of Transportation (WCDOT) presented the plan, which will provide over 20 miles of improved highways, 30 reconstructed intersections, and 10 rehabilitated or replaced structure. The $568.6 million investment in local infrastructure will be funded from a mix of federal, state, and local revenue.

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