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Speaker to discuss state initiatives at 2020 Hero Helps Community Forum Friday, April 24, 2020

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A State of Illinois expert on the efforts over the past ten years to reduce the number of opioid overdose deaths will be speaking at the 2020 Hero Helps Community Forum, scheduled for Friday, April 24 at the Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center in Romeoville.

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2020 HERO HELPS COMMUNITY FORUM SLATED for FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2020

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The 2020 Hero Helps Community Forum has been set for Friday, April 24 at the Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center in Romeoville. This year’s event will highlight the work that has been done over the past ten years to bring hope and change to the opioid crisis in Illinois.

2020 Census

April 1, 2020 Stand Up and Be Counted

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The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.

Will County’s Aa1 rating confirmed by Moody’s Investor Service

Rating based upon county’s robust financial position and low debt burden

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Will County officials announced today that Moody’s Investor Service has confirmed the county’s Aa1 credit rating. Moody’s reports that the credit position for Will County is very high quality and its Aa1 rating is slightly above the national median rating of Aa2.

Homeless Memorial Service to remember those who have died

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The public is invited to attend a memorial service at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20 at the Joliet Public Library, 150 N. Ottawa Street in downtown Joliet, to honor homeless and formally homeless people who have died. In addition to honoring these individuals, county and city officials hope the event will raise awareness to the needs of the homeless community.

Will County to receive $850,000 grant to establish Dislocated Worker program

Funding will create employment and training services to assist residents affected by the opioid crisis

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Officials from the Workforce Services Division of Will County and the Office of Substance Use Initiatives, under the Will County Executive Office, announced the county will receive more than $850,000 from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO).

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Public Information Officer
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Will County Officials report limited damage to buildings during recent disturbances; Remain focused on safety for residents and businesses

Will County Officials report limited damage to buildings during recent disturbances; Remain focused on safety for residents and businesses

In light of recent tumultuous actions, both locally and regionally, Will County Board Speaker Denise Winfrey and Will County Executive Chief of Staff Nick Palmer encourage residents to keep protests peaceful. There was very little impact to county buildings during recent riot activity that affected many businesses across the county.
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Will County Executive Larry Walsh loses battle to cancer; leaves long career in public service and unique legacy behind

Will County Executive Larry Walsh loses battle to cancer; leaves long career in public service and unique legacy behind

Lawrence M. “Larry” Walsh, a loving husband, proud father and grandfather, faithful farmer, dedicated public servant, and lifelong Will County resident, died Wednesday night at his home in Elwood, Illinois. He was 72.
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