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County Executive Walsh Launches “Will Connects 2040”

County Executive Walsh Launches “Will Connects 2040” to update County’s Long Range Transportation Plan

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     Will County Executive Larry Walsh has invited local transportation and business leaders to officially kick off the start of “Will Connects 2040”, the County’s initiative to update its current long range transportation plan. Will Connects 2040 will establish a strategic direction and set priorities for future transportation investments throughout the County while considering all modes and modal connections, including roads, transit, bicycle and pedestrian, aviation, intermodal networks, and freight.

Mobile Workforce Center’s February schedule announced

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     JOLIET – The Mobile Workforce Center’s February 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 February workshop schedule

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

     Participants will learn interviewing techniques at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, 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. 

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.

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