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State Sen. Pat McGuire (back, from left), State Rep. Larry Walsh Jr. and Will County Executive Larry Walsh join youngsters at the Housing Authority of Joliet’s Des Plaines Community Center on June 9. The children showing that they are prepared in case of an emergency are: Jakira McWright (middle row), Diamond Odaniels, Christina Holman and Dejah Sanders; Aminah Bryant (front row), Cayden Summers and Marshawn McCullom. (Photo courtesy of Will County Executive Larry Walsh’s office)
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Hundreds learn about emergency preparedness through Gear Up. Get Ready! events

JOLIET – More than 500 people learned about emergency preparedness at a trio of events in Lockport and Joliet that mixed fun with information. Gear … Read more ›

Will County Executive Larry Walsh addresses the crowd at the 70th anniversary of the destruction of Lidice Memorial in Crest Hill. Each year a ceremony is held on the Sunday closest to June 10 to commemorate the June 10, 1942, massacre ordered by Adolf Hitler. (Photo courtesy of Will County Executive Larry Walsh’s office)
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Will County Executive Larry Walsh speaks at Lidice Memorial

CREST HILL – Will County Executive Larry Walsh joined local officials and the Consul General of the Czech Republic in commemorating the 70th anniversary of … Read more ›

Wyn Hyzer, Environmental Educator for the Will County Resource Recovery and Energy Division, adds books to the tables at Pilcher Park Nature Center on Sunday, June 10. About 20,000 donated books changed hands during the annual free event.  (Photo courtesy of Will County Executive Larry Walsh’s office)
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20,000 books change hands during three-day Will County Land Use event

JOLIET — From The Hunger Games, to steamy romances, children’s books and religious tomes, participants found books that were theirs just for the taking during … Read more ›

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Will County checkbook posted on-line

Will County Checkbook is viewable on-line, Fiscal Year 2012 for the month ended April 30, 2012. The Office of the Will County Auditor focuses its … Read more ›

Sunny Hill Activity Director Larry Lindholm helps Rosie Alexander get ready to board a Lockport School District bus. Mrs. Alexander drove for Lockport schools for 25 years and wanted to ride around the district again. The school and Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County worked together to fulfill her dream. (Photo Courtesy of Will County Executive Larry Walsh’s office)
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Sunny Hill resident spends afternoon revisiting familiar roads

JOLIET – Most people don’t dream of an early afternoon ride in a school bus, but Rosie Alexander did. On Monday, May 21, the former … Read more ›

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Workforce Services releases June workshop schedule

JOLIET – Workforce Services Division of Will County has released the June schedule of its six-workshop series. “Workforce Services has developed some wonderful workshops to … Read more ›

Will County Executive Larry Walsh serves Hester Hrechko a bowl of ice cream during his stint as a Celebrity Scooper in The Sweet Shoppe at Sunny Hill Nursing Home of Will County on Monday, May 14. Waiting their turn for ice cream and a chance to talk to the County Executive are residents Diane Brozman (standing) and Mildred Hart. (Photo courtesy Will County Executive Larry Walsh’s office)
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One scoop, please

Celebrity Scoopers take over the volunteer duty at the County-owned facility in Joliet each year during National Nursing Home Week, which always begins on Mother’s … Read more ›

Will County Executive Larry Walsh (from left), Health Department Director John Cicero, and keynote speaker Jeff Coady speak before the HERO HELPS forum on April 13 began.   (Photo courtesy of Will County Executive Larry Walsh’s office)
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Hundreds learn about perils of heroin at HERO HELPS event

ROMEOVILLE – More than 600 people took the first step toward creating a Will County with less heroin during a multi-generational summit at Lewis University … Read more ›

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Will County Land Use Department found on YouTOWN app

JOLIET — Smart phone users can keep up with the Will County Land Use Department’s activities by downloading the YouTOWN app, a mobile platform designed … Read more ›

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Clothes4Work needs donations to help job seekers

JOLIET – As spring — and the subsequent spring cleaning — rolls around, remember that gently used garments you no longer want could make a … Read more ›