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17

Aug

2019

Will County Executive Walsh will not run for reelection in 2020

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Will County Executive Larry Walsh Sr. announced Thursday that he will not run for reelection in 2020 so he can instead focus on his health. 

Walsh, D-Elwood, made the announcement amid health concerns that he has been facing for the past five years. The 71-year-old said his doctors urged him to focus on getting better.

 He was treated for prostate cancer in 2014 after a diagnosis at a regular medical checkup. Since then, he’s continued getting checkups, and late last year he announced that he had begun chemotherapy treatments after receiving a second prostate cancer diagnosis.

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4

Aug

2019

Youth mental health center in Tinley Park could fill need, Sen. Hastings says

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A proposed mental health facility in Tinley Park could give children the space they need to get better. 

State Sen. Michael Hastings, D-Frankfort, and officials from a south suburban behavioral health care practice last month announced plans for an acute care psychiatric hospital for children and adolescents at 6775 Prosperi Drive.

The idea and vision for a proposed MIRA Neuro-Behavioral Health Center for Children and Adolescents will be up for review in September, and, if approved, remodeling of the building where the center will be located would begin this fall, according to a July news release from Hastings’ office. Outpatient services could begin next winter, followed by some acute care hospital beds open next June. The center would be at full capacity by January 2021, the release said.

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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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21

Feb

2019

Deadline to register to vote in Will County is March 5

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The Will County Clerk is reminding residents to register to vote before the March 5 deadline if they want to vote in person or by mail for the April 2 consolidated municipal election. 

There are several ways to register. Eligible citizens who go to the Will County Clerk’s website can print a voter registration form that can be mailed to the Will County Clerk’s Office.

The website also provides the names and contact information for deputy registrars who are available to register residents in person. Residents also can register to vote in person by visiting the Will County Clerk’s Office at 302 N. Chicago St. in downtown Joliet.


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