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Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant Will County Executive

I am honored to serve as your Will County Executive. As a lifelong resident of this great county, I have witnessed many changes as we have evolved from an ag-community to a major hub in the global distribution market.  I am dedicated to building upon this status but I am equally dedicated to maintaining the quality of life for the nearly 700,000 residents and thousands of businesses and organizations that call Will County home. 

Please explore our website which is filled with important information about services and departments within the County Executive office as well as connections to other county officials’ websites.

Will County is diverse, vibrant, and filled with hard-working people. We have room to grow and we look forward to a great future. 
 

Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Will County Executive

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EMA reminds residents to take care in summer’s heat
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EMA reminds residents to take care in summer’s heat

JOLIET – With summer’s heat upon us and as heat indexes top 90 and 100, the Will County Emergency Management Agency reminds residents to be cautious in the heat.

EMA Director Harold Damron says there are ways people can protect themselves when the mercury climbs.

Among those are:

  • Dressing appropriately for the conditions;
  • During extreme heat conditions take showers, keep hydrated and close curtains/shades,;
  • Avoid all unnecessary outdoor activities.

Damron said people who are homeless or do not have air conditioning during extreme heat should consider relocating to a friend or relative’s residence.

They may also visit malls, movie theaters, libraries and similar facilities open to the public or visit a cooling center.

For a list of cooling centers, go to https://www.willcountyema.org/warmingcooling. Damron said to call ahead to ensure the facility is open.

EMA is under Will County Executive Larry Walsh’s office.

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