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This year’s Hero Helps Community Summit, set for Oct. 15 at the Romeoville Athletic and Event Center, will feature Dr. Rebecca Baker, from the National Institute of Health HEALS (Helping to End Addiction Long Term) Initiative, and David Jones, from the Illinois Department of Human Services, who will speak about national and state initiatives in the continued battle against opioid use.
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A State of Illinois expert on the efforts over the past ten years to reduce the number of opioid overdose deaths will be speaking at the 2020 Hero Helps Community Forum, scheduled for Friday, April 24 at the Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center in Romeoville.
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A presentation entitled "Vaping, Marijuana, and Opioids - What do you know?" will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 10 in the Auditorium of Plainfield East High School, 12001 Naperville Road, Plainfield.

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In light of the recent rise in overdoses and overdose deaths in Will County, County Executive Larry Walsh wants to remind residents of two important programs available to those suffering substance use disorder: Safe Passage and the Narcan Distribution Program.
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Illinois will receive a $4.5 million grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to examine and improve substance use disorder treatment strategies for Medicaid members, the state's Department of Healthcare and Family Services announced today.
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Will County to Host Two Virtual Open Houses on Long Range Transportation Plan

Will County to Host Two Virtual Open Houses on Long Range Transportation Plan

The Will County Division of Transportation (WCDOT) will host two virtual open houses to gather feedback on the future of transportation priorities in Will County. The feedback will be incorporated in the ongoing “Our Way Forward 2050 Long Range Transportation Plan,” which will guide the next 25 years of county-wide infrastructure projects.

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Will County Executive Bertino-Tarrant Attends White House "Communities in Action" Series

Will County Executive Bertino-Tarrant Attends White House "Communities in Action" Series

Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant joined elected and community leaders from throughout Illinois at the White House to discuss the positive local impacts of federal investments from the Biden-Harris Administration. 

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Will County, City of Joliet Begin Talks with IDOT on Local Truck Traffic

Will County, City of Joliet Begin Talks with IDOT on Local Truck Traffic

Will County and City of Joliet officials have begun preliminary discussions with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) on reducing truck traffic on local roads. These discussions kicked off on Thursday, January 31 with a meeting between the Will County Executive Office, Mayor of Joliet Terry D’Arcy, State Representative Larry Walsh Jr., and Secretary of Transportation Omer Osman.

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Will County Responds to National Animal Welfare Crisis

Will County Responds to National Animal Welfare Crisis

Responding to a national animal welfare crisis, Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant has announced a series of ordinance changes that aim to expand the role of the county’s animal services. The changes include renaming the county’s animal welfare department to “Will County Animal Protection Services Department” to better reflect their enhanced mission. 

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Will County Families Invited to Attend Kids' Fair on Presidents Day

Will County Families Invited to Attend Kids' Fair on Presidents Day

Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant invites families to attend a fun-filled Kids’ Fair on Monday, Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon at Troy Middle School, 5800 W. Theodore St., Plainfield, IL. The free event features interactive and educational activities from local organizations, businesses, and government agencies.

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Statement from the Will County Executive on Resolution #24-27

Statement from the Will County Executive on Resolution #24-27

Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant today vetoed Will County Board Resolution #24-27, concerning the expansion of 143rd Street between State Street/Lemont Road and Bell Road.  

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Will County Leadership Series - Black History Month (2024)

Will County Leadership Series - Black History Month (2024)

In celebration of Black History Month, Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is excited to feature voices of community leaders as part of the Will County Leadership Series.

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