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Will County’s Prairie View Landfill Operations Extended to 2042

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     Will County’s Prairie View Landfill closure date has been extended to 2042 with the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act.   President Obama signed the new Act into law in December.

     As part of the Joliet Army Ammunition Plant (Plant) decommissioned agreement, the landfill must accept all wastes generated from the cleanup of the former Plant free of charge as part of the agreement to transfer the federal property ownership to Will County. 

Sunny Hill to host outpatient therapy open house Jan. 21

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  JOLIET – Sunny Hill Outpatient Therapy will host a grand opening from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21.

     Outpatient Therapy, at Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County, 421 Doris Ave., is now offering the physical, occupational and speech therapy to outpatients.

Will County Acquires Mobile Generators for Emergencies

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Will County now has extra tools to use during emergencies and disasters when power is needed.  The County’s Emergency Management Agency (EMA) recently received a fleet of five generator trailers provided through an Illinois Terrorism Task Force program.  These generators have been allocated to twelve groups across the state.

Historic Preservation Commission January Meeting Cancellation Notice

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PUBLIC NOTICE

Please take notice that the regular monthly meeting of the Will County Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) scheduled for Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. has been cancelled due to inclement weather. The meeting was to be held at the Forest Preserve District of Will County Office located at 17540 W. Laraway Rd., Joliet, IL. The next HPC meeting will be held on Wednesday, february 4, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Forest Preserve District Office on Laraway. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS, PLEASE CALL JANINE WILKOSZ AT THE WILL COUNTY LAND USE DEPARTMENT, 815-774-7902.

Mobile Workforce Center’s January schedule announced

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JOLIET – The Mobile Workforce Center’s January 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.

Workforce Services Division releases January workshop schedule

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   JOLIET – Workforce Services Division of Will County has scheduled its January workshops for job seekers.

     Participants will learn interviewing techniques at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, in Successful Interviewing. Learn how to prepare for a job interview, be confident and make a positive impression. Attendees may schedule an individual, digitally recorded mock interview after completing the workshop. 

New Lenox family with passion for gardening named winner of 2014 America Recycles Day Photo Contest

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     JOLIET – A passion for digging in the dirt and growing their own food has yielded much more than a healthy crop for the Viebach family of New Lenox. John and Jamie Viebach, along with their son, Liam, were chosen as the winners of the 2014 America Recycles Day Photo Contest sponsored by the Will County Land Use Department. The family was awarded a recycled iPad provided by Vintage Tech Recyclers.

Mobile Workforce Center’s December schedule announced

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JOLIET – The Mobile Workforce Center’s December 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.

Workforce Services Division releases December workshop schedule

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JOLIET – Workforce Services Division of Will County has scheduled its December workshops for job seekers. Standout Resumes will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3. Attendees will learn the basics of creating a competitive resume and may then schedule one-on-one resume reviews with WSD staff.

Governor Quinn Announces Major I-55/Weber Road Improvement Project Moving Forward Reconstructed Interchange and Weber Road Upgrades Will Accommodate Increased Traffic - Oct. 27, 2014

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ROMEOVILLE – Governor Pat Quinn today announced that the $69.2 million Interstate 55/Weber Road improvement project in Will County is moving forward, with the first construction projects to be awarded soon. The state of Illinois and Will County are sharing the cost of the project, with the state's share coming from Governor Quinn's Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program

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.
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Will County Executive Bertino-Tarrant encourages residents to seek help for mental health challenges during COVID-19 pandemic

Will County Executive Bertino-Tarrant encourages residents to seek help for mental health challenges during COVID-19 pandemic

The impact of the pandemic on social determinants of health, such as employment, income levels, and housing and food security has led to a growing concern regarding the long-term impact on mental health. These factors are also leading to new barriers for people already suffering from mental illness and substance use disorders. During the pandemic, four in 10 adults in the U.S. reported symptoms of anxiety or depression.
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