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Will County Executive Bertino-Tarrant Encourages Local Participation in State DBE Workshops

IDOT to Host Virtual Workshops to Promote Minority Business Participation in State Contracts

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Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is encouraging local businesses to participate in several free, virtual workshops to be hosted in January by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

County Executive Bertino-Tarrant joins State Representative Manley and Local Partners in Providing Free Drug Disposal Kits

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In an effort to curb opioid misuse and provide a safe and easy way to dispose of unused medications, Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is partnering with State Representative Natalie Manley and the Joliet Fire Department (JFD) to offer FREE Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal Kits at 12 locations across the city.

Keep the Holidays Green

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As residents are preparing to celebrate the holidays with family and friends this year, the Will County Land Use Department’s Reuse Recovery and Energy Division would like to encourage eco-friendly practices.

Rental Assistance Applications Open on December 6th for Tenants and Landlords Affected by COVID-19

Applications available December 6th – January 9th through the Illinois Rental Payment Program

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Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant announced today that Will County residents and landlords will have another opportunity to apply for up to $25,000 in rental assistance through the Illinois Rental Payment Program (ILRPP) beginning Monday, December 6, 2021 through January 9, 2022.

Booster Shots Recommended for Anyone 18 and Over

Will County Vaccination Clinic offering COVID-19 booster and pediatric vaccinations

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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.

County Leaders Spotlight Key Priorities in 2022 Annual Budget

Final budget includes increased funding for public safety, Children’s Advocacy Center, mental health support, and transportation

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

Will County Health Department Offers Safety Guidelines for Halloween and Other Fall Activities to Keep Families Healthy

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The Will County Health Department (WCHD) has released updated guidance by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to help people celebrate Halloween and other Fall festivities more safely, as the County continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Will County to Implement Paratransit Market Study with Funding from Pace Suburban Bus

Study will evaluate service gaps in county transportation network

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Will County today announced that it will be receiving a $200,000 grant from Pace Suburban Bus (Pace) to evaluate paratransit services in the county and identify future improvements. Pace announced the funding at the Oct. 21st meeting of the Will County Board.
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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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