Will County

Salvation Army Receives Gold Coin

The Salvation Army received a gold coin in a red kettle at Jewel in Kankakee over the weekend. This is the 28th year a donation of a gold coin in one of the red kettles during the Christmas season has been made by an anonymous donor. This year’s gold coin is an “American Buffalo, 1…

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WCWC Job Fair November 20

Area job seekers are invited to attend a weekly job fair on Tuesday, November 20, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., at the Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 100, in Joliet. Among positions available are: Forklift operators, pickers/packers, quality control associates, receivers, customer service representative, HVAC service/installation technician, machine operator, maintenance technician,…

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ONU School of Music Students Touring with Sidewalk Prophets

Shine, FM, a broadcast ministry of Olivet Nazarene University, announced the upcoming appearance of Sidewalk Prophets at Centennial Chapel in Bourbonnais. Performing on stage with the band will be students from the horns and strings sections in Olivet’s School of Music. This Dove Award-winning band will bring the “Great Big Family Christmas Tour” to Olivet’s campus on December 15.…

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Illinois Audubon Society Receives Land Donation from Ducks Unlimited

Partners collaborate to increase Illinois River floodplain habitat protection. Ducks Unlimited has transferred ownership of a 225-acre parcel of land, known as Chillicothe Bottoms, from Wetlands America Trust to the Illinois Audubon Society. The property is adjacent to the city of Chillicothe and contains high quality examples of wetland, swamp and floodplain forest habitat. The…

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USF to Host Writers’ Conference

This Saturday, November 17, the University of St. Francis English Department will host its 27th annual St. Francis Writers’ Conference, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in Tower Hall, 500 Wilcox Street in Joliet. Poet and editor Simone Muench is the event’s keynote speaker and present the topic of collaboration and the creative process. Other…

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Will County Health Department Talks ‘Food Safety’

On the morning of October 30, the Environmental Health Division of the Will County Health Department hosted approximately 100 Will County food operators to talk about the new FDA Food Code that goes into effect January 1 of next year. Health Department sanitarian Alyssa Shelton explained that those who attended are considered operators of “Level…

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Forum Hosts Discussion on Changes in Mental Health/Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Health Care Benefits

Officials from several State of Illinois agencies explained changes in health care benefits, specifically relating to mental health and substance use disorder treatment during a forum held recently at Joliet Junior College. The event was sponsored by the Will County Executive’s Office of Substance Use Initiatives, Stepping Stones Treatment Centers, and the HERO Group. The…

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WCWC Job Fair November 15

Area job seekers are invited to attend a weekly job fair on Thursday, November 15, from 9 to 11 a.m., at the Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 100, in Joliet. Among positions employers will look to fill are: Flex officers, security officers, package handler, case manager,  community support services associate, direct support professional,…

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County Executive Walsh Honored with Community Caring Award

Will County Executive Larry Walsh was presented the Spirit of Community Caring Award by Claudia Green, president of The Friends of Sunny Hill, Inc. An “extremely humbled” Will County Executive Larry Walsh received the Spirit of Community Caring Award from the Friends of Sunny Hill on Sunday, October 28. The presentation was made at the…

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National Lead Poisoning Prevention: New Standards and Precautions

It was in August of this year that the IDPH (Illinois Department of Public Health) announced that follow-up requirements regarding lead levels found in children’s blood during routine exams now will be more stringent. The original change, initiated by a recommendation from the federal CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), called for lead case…

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Will County’s Sheriff’s Office Helps Dispose of Unwanted Meds

The Will County Sheriff’s Office is ready to receive those unused, unwanted, and expired prescription medications residents no longer want or need. Sponsored by the Illinois Sheriff’s Association, the new MedReturn Drug Collection Unit was installed recently in the lobby of the Will County Sheriff’s Public Safety Complex, 16911 W. Laraway Road in Joliet. This program…

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Will County Inks Deal with Labor Group on New Health Department Building

As construction gets set to begin on a new Health Department facility for Will County, the county board entered into a project labor management agreement (PLA) that is designed to ensure high quality, cost effectiveness, and timeliness. The county board inked the agreement with the Three Rivers Construction Alliance, the Will and Grundy Counties Building…

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WCWC Job Fair November 7

The Workforce Center of Will County will host a job fair in Frankfort Township. The event will be on Wednesday, November 7, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Frankfort Township office, 11000 W. Lincoln Highway. WCWC Manager Susan Flessner said the event will bring employers with immediate open positions to job seekers in Eastern Will County.…

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WCWC Job Fair November 5

Area job seekers are invited to attend a weekly job fair on Monday, November 5, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., at the Workforce Center of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Avennue, Suite 100, in Joliet. Among positions employers will look to fill are: Forklift operators, warehouse associates, picker/packers, quality control associates, receivers, warehouse loader, stocking associate, customer…

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