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2018

Joliet appears to be a 'hot spot' for opioid-related deaths in Will County, official says

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Joliet appears to be a "hot spot" for opioid-related deaths in Will County as officials continue battling the problem, the county's director of substance abuse initiatives said. 

Kathleen Burke recently reported to the county board's Public Health Committee that as of Dec. 19, 88 such overdose deaths have occurred in Will County, compared to 94 deaths in all of 2016.

Of those 88 fatalities, 34 were in Joliet, eight in Romeoville, five in Lockport, four each in Mokena and New Lenox and three in Bolingbrook, according to Burke's data. Many other areas had one or two deaths, she said.

 

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Jan

2018

I-80 Safety Must Be Addressed Now: Town Hall Crowd

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The threat of freezing rain did not stop more than 150 people from traveling to the University of St. Francis campus on Thursday night for a first-ever town hall discussion to address the dangerous I-80 corridor from New Lenox, through Joliet, to Shorewood and Minooka. Sadly, just last week came another fatality when Angela Dominguez of Bradley was killed near the Minooka interchange in a crash involving a 2017 Freightliner box truck. She was only 27.

Several politicians attended the Moser Performing Arts Center forum including Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk, Will County Executive Larry Walsh, Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Senator Pat McGuire and Representative Natalie Manley among many others. "Attending the I-80 information meeting at St. Francis, hosted by WJOL and RUSH. This stretch from New Lenox thru Minooka needs to be dealt with," New Lenox Mayor Tim Baldermann posted on Facebook. "The number of fatalities and serious crashes, along with crumbling bridges and infrastructure, are among the worst in the State and haven't been addressed for decades."

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Jan

2018

Fundraiser for District 1 County Board Democrats - Bob Howard & Laurie Summers

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Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Sit-N-Bull Saloon - 614 Gould Street, Beecher, IL

 

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Will County Democratic Central Committee Convention Meeting

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Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

7:00 pm

Knights of Columbus Hall

100 S 129th Infantry Dr, Joliet, IL 60436 

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2018

Light the Fire - Women's Empowerment Conference

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park & Theater

201 W. Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL 60432

 

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