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Dec

2017

Will County battles opioid epidemic behind bars

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More than 50 Will County jail inmates are participating in a medical program to treat their opioid use disorder, and many more in the county's court system have been identified as needing help to address substance abuse issues, according to officials.

Ron Vlasaty, executive director of the Family Guidance Center, told the county board's Judicial Committee Tuesday that a Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program, which began at the county jail in July to administer Vivitrol to combat opioid addiction, currently has 51 people in treatment.

The center received a $540,000 federal grant to help Will County address the opioid epidemic with Vivitrol, he said. Previously, the sheriff's department would transport inmates to the center at 2400 Glenwood Ave. in Joliet to receive the monthly injection and counseling. By going into the jail, Vlasaty said they save staff time.

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5

Dec

2017

Will County raises state's bicentennial flag

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Will County officials helped launched the state's 200th birthday celebration Monday by raising the official bicentennial flag during a brief ceremony in front of the county's administration building. 

"When anyone hits 200 we should celebrate," said County Executive Larry Walsh, D-Elwood, who opened the program, as the Will County Sheriff's Department honor guard presented colors and the members of the Joliet Central High School sang the national anthem.

"As we embark on a year-long celebration, we are proud to display this flag to mark this important anniversary," he said, adding that he is "proud of the rich history of our state."

 

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5

Dec

2017

Suburban Democrats line up to challenge Hultgren in 2018

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There is no shortage of suburban Democrats hoping to challenge incumbent Republican U.S. Reps. Peter Roskam and Randy Hultgren in 2018. 

A crowded field of Democrats in the two congressional districts could duke it out this spring for a spot on the 2018 ballot to challenge the incumbents as Monday marked the deadline for candidates to file nominating petitions for the March 20 primary election.

 

Seven Democrats and incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam filed nominating petitions for the 6th Congressional district, which covers portions of Naperville, Elgin and other areas in DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Cook counties. Similarly in the 14th Congressional district, incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren and seven Democrats filed nominating petitions. The 14th District serves parts of Naperville, Aurora, Kane and Kendall counties.

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Dec

2017

Plainfield Township Democratic Organization Monthly Meeting

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Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

7:00 pm

Cemeno’s Pizza

1630 Essington Rd, Joliet, IL 60435

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