Partnership between County Executive and Circuit Court works to help residents avoid eviction
County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant and 12th Judicial Circuit Court Chief Judge Daniel Kennedy today announced that their joint eviction-diversion program has successfully left the pilot stage and will become a formal process to help mitigate COVID-19 related housing impacts.
Project Acclaim, a Joliet-based civic pride organization, has inducted the Will County Executive’s Office and the Health Department, along with Joliet Fire Department, Amita St. Joseph Medical Center, and Joliet Township High School into its 2021 Hall of Pride for the coordinated effort to establish the Joliet West High School Vaccination Clinic. Representatives from Project Acclaim presented the award to County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant and Health Department Executive Director Sue Olenek at the January meeting of the Will County Board.
Following the success of the first Career Fair for Individuals with Disabilities, the Workforce Center of Will County is partnering with Frankfort Township to host a second job fair on Tuesday, January 25. The first career fair for individuals with disabilities, held in October of 2021, attracted more than 100 job seekers and 12 employers.
The new year brings newly updated building codes from the Will County Land Use Department. The codes are updated every six years to align with international building codes.
The start of the new year offers an opportunity to look for a new career or polish one’s skillset, and the Workforce Center of Will County is the perfect place to find these resources.
IDOT to Host Virtual Workshops to Promote Minority Business Participation in State Contracts
Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is encouraging local businesses to participate in several free, virtual workshops to be hosted in January by the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant named three people to boards and commissions in December, including two to the Rock Creek Drainage District #1 Commission. The appointments were approved by the County Board at its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Dec. 16.
In an effort to curb opioid misuse and provide a safe and easy way to dispose of unused medications, Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant is partnering with State Representative Natalie Manley and the Joliet Fire Department (JFD) to offer FREE Deterra Drug Deactivation and Disposal Kits at 12 locations across the city.
As residents are preparing to celebrate the holidays with family and friends this year, the Will County Land Use Department’s Reuse Recovery and Energy Division would like to encourage eco-friendly practices.
Applications available December 6th – January 9th through the Illinois Rental Payment Program
Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant announced today that Will County residents and landlords will have another opportunity to apply for up to $25,000 in rental assistance through the Illinois Rental Payment Program (ILRPP) beginning Monday, December 6, 2021 through January 9, 2022.
Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant named 11 people to boards and commissions in November. The appointments were approved by the County Board at its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Nov. 18.
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.
Will County Vaccination Clinic offering COVID-19 booster and pediatric vaccinations
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.
Final budget includes increased funding for public safety, Children’s Advocacy Center, mental health support, and transportation
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.
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.