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Health Center to offer free, confidential teen clinic

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     The Will County Community Health Center is now offering a special Teen Clinic from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. every Friday for county residents. The free and confidential services are especially designed for teen clients and will include family planning, birth control, and health education. The clinic is open to residents from 12 to 21 years of age.

Will County Issues Bonds

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Moving Will County Projects Forward -- Will County Executive Larry Walsh (center) signed off on the issuance of $175 million in General Obligation, Alternate Revenue Source bonds for the county on August 18, 2016.  Proceeds from the sale of these bonds will be used to finance a new Public Safety Complex, a new Judicial Complex, a new Health department building, and a northern court satellite location. 

Will County to host Youth Provider Summit on September 30, 2016

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     Registration is open for the Will County Youth Provider Summit scheduled for Friday, September 30.  Hosted by the Workforce Investment Board of Will County, the Summit will offer education and networking opportunities for individuals and groups who work with youth in the community, including those in education, support services and health fields.

    

Will County Executive Walsh Delivers 2016 State of the County address

Highlights capital plans, road and technology improvements

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     Today, Will County Executive Larry Walsh delivered his 11th annual State of County address during the monthly County Board meeting. In his remarks, Walsh credited the continued success of the county to working together towards common goals.

     “We continue to see numerous positive attributes that we can be proud of throughout all our local communities,” Walsh said. “When we work together, we can achieve great things.

Will County Maintains High Bond Rating; Keeps Strong Financial Position

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S&P Global Ratings has assigned an AA+ and Moody’s Investor Services has assigned an Aa1 rating to Will County’s upcoming $175M bond issuance. This review process also resulted in an affirmation of these ratings to the county’s existing debt. The ratings were based upon key rating drivers such as healthy reserves supported by strong financial operations, a robust regional economy, and manageable long-term liabilities. Each agency also assigned a “stable outlook” to the county based upon these attributes.                                                                                                           

     “Due to Will County’s fiscally conservative approach, we have maintained this AA+ rating from S&P since 2008,” said Will County Executive Larry Walsh. “Will County is able to pay its bills and when many governmental bodies are facing challenging financial outlooks, Will County is fiscally sound and moving forward.”

Will County Employees to Participate in Get Fit on Route 66

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Will County Employees celebrated a kickoff party for “Get Fit on Route 66” on August 1, 2016.   This program is designed to increase activity and gain awareness of health and wellness while building positive camaraderie for county employees, as they walk the distance from Chicago to California! The ultimate goal is for teams made up of 6 members to walk the distance of Route 66, 2451 miles, in 12 weeks! 

Will County Partners with local agencies

Will County Center for Community Concerns, Habitat for Humanity and Reach Missions on Fairmont Redevelopment Program

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     Despite the hot sun and warm temperatures, 200 volunteers were hard at work last week painting, hammering, and sawing at several projects in the Fairmont neighborhood in unincorporated Lockport Township. The week was the kick-off of the Fairmont Redevelopment Program and the volunteers, representing the Reach Mission ministry, came from the local area and around the country.

     “This is all about improving the quality of life for these residents,” said Will County Executive Larry Walsh. “These days, as government must continue to do more with less resources, partnerships like this are invaluable to serve our constituents.”

Rabid bat found in Custer Park

Four rabid bats have been reported in Will County in 2016

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     Will County health officials said a fourth rabid bat has been reported. The bat was found alive on July 27 near an outdoor pond at a residence in Custer Park. There was no human exposure.

      The resident noticed the bat lying on the ground near the pond and used a rake to push the bat into a bucket. A family of four with three dogs lives in the residence. The Will County Health Department and Animal Control were notified and retrieved the bat for rabies testing. The bat tested positive for rabies on July 28.

Will County Health Department Immunization Clinic Offers Extended Hours for Back to School Shots

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     With the first day of school just weeks away, the Will County Health Department has announced extended hours from August 1 – 12 at its Walk-In Immunization Clinic, located at 501 Ella Ave. in Joliet. These extended hours also support August as National Immunization Month to ensure opportunities for all children and adults to receive their necessary immunizations. 

     The clinic’s extended hours, for the next two weeks, will be offered on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 8 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.; Wednesdays 10 a.m. – noon and 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.
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County Leaders Spotlight Key Priorities in 2022 Annual Budget

County Leaders Spotlight Key Priorities in 2022 Annual Budget

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.
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Booster Shots Recommended for Anyone 18 and Over

Booster Shots Recommended for Anyone 18 and Over

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.
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Will County to Accept String Lights for Recycling at Four Locations

Will County to Accept String Lights for Recycling at Four Locations

Traditionally, the day after Thanksgiving is a good time to bring out Christmas decorations and the time people discover non-working string lights. Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant reminds residents to dispose of these lights in an environmentally friendly way.
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