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Sep

2017

Will County freight plan balances growth, livability, officials say

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By its very title, the Will County Community Friendly Freight Mobility Plan sounds like an "oxymoron," but the 238-page document does attempt to balance the needs of economic development with residents' quality of life, officials said.

The final draft of the long-awaited plan was presented to the county board's Executive Committee Thursday, and may be formally approved by the full board at its meeting this Thursday.

 

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Sep

2017

Democratic Women of Will County Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

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Sunday, September 17th, 2017

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

IBEW Local 176 -- 1100 NE Frontage Road, Joliet, IL

 

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Sep

2017

Will County Democratic Central Committee Meeting

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Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

7:00 pm

Knights of Columbus Hall

100 129th Infantry Dr, Joliet, IL 60436


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27

Aug

2017

New housing gives hope to Will County veterans

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Dina Guinn, the wife of an Army veteran, was near tears as she told a Friday morning crowd about being homeless for six months, with her three children and a sick husband. 

But on this day, she celebrated — along with federal, state and local dignitaries — the grand opening of her new home at Hope Manor Joliet. 

Volunteers of America of Illinois, along with a team of public and private financial partners, have built a 67-unit apartment complex for struggling veterans at 1331 Eagle Street in Joliet on an 8-acre site on the former Silver Cross Hospital campus. It is 100 percent occupied

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Aug

2017

Heroin forum: Change the stigma of an 'addict'

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In an attempt to keep people from being unfairly stigmatized, Will County's director of substance abuse initiatives called on the public to "stop using the word addict." 

Dr. Kathleen Burke, one of five speakers at a Wednesday morning forum to address the heroin epidemic, said the term "addict" is "derogatory and stigmatizes our folks."

"People have a medical disease. It is a substance abuse disorder," she said.

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