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12

Jul

2019

Bolingbrook woman nominated to fill Will County Board vacancy

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The Will County Democratic Central Committee announced it was nominating a Bolingbrook woman to fill the vacancy left by Don Moran after he retired from his seat last month. 

The Democrats nominated Margaret Tyson, a local political activist and substitute teacher, to represent District 3, which includes parts of Bolingbrook, Romeoville and Lockport.

Tyson said she’s been active in party politics since 2012 with canvassing and phone banking.

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7

Jul

2019

Will County Children's Advocacy Center earns $75,000 grant to help victims

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The Will County Children’s Advocacy Center received a $75,000 federal grant to expand its resources for victims of child pornography and child sex trafficking. 

This is the third time that the advocacy center has received a grant from the National Children’s Alliance, according to a news release. The Will County Children’s Advocacy Center was one of only 34 CACs across the nation to receive the grant for services or training, and the only one in Illinois to receive the grant for services.

“The Will County Children’s Advocacy Center is continually expanding the services it provides to the most vulnerable of populations – children who have been sexually abused or exploited,” Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow, the chairman of the Will County CAC’s board of directors, said in the release. “As a nonprofit organization, we rely upon grants like this to help us continue evolving with creative programs and offerings to meet the needs of our communities.”

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12

May

2019

Will County Clerk's 2019 election report lists costs, challenges

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Will County Clerk Lauren Staley-Ferry presented a report of last month’s consolidated municipal election, spelling out the work her staff did as well as the costs and challenges associated with it. 

On Thursday, Staley-Ferry presented the report to members of the Will County Board.

“It really details the processes, the deployment of staffing and equipment, and the costs,” Staley-Ferry told board members. “It’s certainly meant to be as comprehensive and as transparent as possible.”

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3

May

2019

Will County hosts summit on opioid epidemic, Pritzker speaks

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Hundreds of residents, professionals, public officials and volunteers attended the annual Hero Helps Summit on Friday in Romeoville to hear about the progress being made to tackle the opioid epidemic in Will County and throughout the state. 

Kathleen Burke, director of substance-use initiatives in the Will County Executive’s Office, spoke about the local effort to ensure users seeking help can get what they need. The county has seen multiple police departments implement a safe-passage program, which allows users to seek treatment.

 Burke also lauded the efforts of the Will County Drug Court, a diversion program that allows those with opioid-related charges to get treatment, graduate and get their record expunged so they can go on to live a productive life. Burke emphasized that treating addictions like lifelong diseases is the key to helping users and their families.

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30

Apr

2019

Joliet Chamber Bestows Larry Walsh With Award

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The Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry is proud to announce that Larry Walsh Sr. will receive the Brother James Gaffney Award of Excellence for his long record of service to the people of Will County and his continued willingness to work with the business community. The Brother James Gaffney Award of Excellence was established in 2016 and will be given on the evening of Saturday, November 9 during the Chamber's Annual Gala.

Larry Walsh Sr. has had the responsibility of overseeing the day-to-day operations of all county departments since being elected to the office of Will County Executive in December of 2004. To this day, Larry effectively works with all for the greater good of the citizens of the county. He has overseen tremendous growth and improved relationships with state and federal offices.

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