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18

Aug

2017

Executive Larry Walsh cites collaboration as key to Will County's successes

Author: Editor

Collaboration and compromise have been the keys to Will County's many successes in the past year, said Executive Larry Walsh in his State of the County speech Thursday morning. 

The county's many achievements — its strong financial health, current building projects and capital improvement plan, new businesses, like Amazon's five facilities, and thousands of new jobs — were made possible by working together with the county board and elected officials throughout the county, in a "disciplined approach to governing," the Elwood Democrat said.

Will County also has been recognized for ending veteran homelessness, remodeling its Sunny Hill Nursing Home, and battling the heroin epidemic, he said.

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6

Aug

2017

Fewer Immigrants Mean More Jobs? Not So, Economists Say

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When the federal government banned the use of farmworkers from Mexico in 1964, California’s tomato growers did not enlist Americans to harvest the fragile crop. They replaced the lost workers with tomato-picking machines.

The Trump administration on Wednesday embraced a proposal to sharply reduce legal immigration, which it said would preserve jobs and lead to higher wages — the same argument advanced by the Kennedy and Johnson administrations half a century ago.

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5

Aug

2017

Will County sees drop in heroin deaths year-over-year

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Will County's efforts to fight the heroin epidemic may be paying off, as fewer opioid-related deaths have occurred so far this year, compared to last year, according to the county's director of substance abuse initiatives.

 

Kathleen Burke's figures indicated there were 35 opioid-related deaths in the first six months of this year, compared to nearly 50 in the same period last year, she told the county's Public Health and Safety Committee Thursday morning.

Burke said she believes the reduction is because of the use of the opioid-antidote Naloxone by all first responders in the county. She has trained several police and fire departments in how to use this nasal spray to save the life of someone who has overdosed and is now training those who live and work with addicts.

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26

Jul

2017

Will County Clerk announces retirement for December 2018

Author: Editor

Will County Clerk Nancy Schultz Voots is announcing she will not seek re-election in the March 2018 primary. She plans to retire at the end of her current 4-year term effective December 2018. 

“It’s a bittersweet decision since I truly love my job leading the Clerk’s office. I started working in the office as a senior in high school back in 1975. Since then I administered or helped administer, every federal, state, and local election in Will County for more than forty years. I am proud of the many accomplishments my staff and I achieved over the years as we’ve exceeded all my expectations. I’m especially proud of implementing a new optical scan election system with equipment for the disabled allowing them to vote independently for the first time.”

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26

Jan

2017

Senator Durbin to Endorse Linda Chapa LaVia

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Saturday, January 28, 2017 

at 10:15 AM

Linda for Aurora HQ -- 17 N. Broadway, Aurora, IL

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