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Will County Among Healthiness Counties

An ongoing grant-funded study released March 26, ranks Will County among Illi‐ nois’ healthiest counties for the fih con‐ secutive year. e study, called Mobilizing Action To‐ ward Community Health (MATCH), uses data sets collected from numerous sources to rank the health of each Illinois county. e University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute authored the MATCH project with the help of fund‐ ing provided by the Robert Wood John‐ son Foundation. According to MATCH, Will County ranks 25th best among 102 Illinois coun‐ ties surveyed in terms of health out‐ comes, and 25th best in health factors. e health outcomes ranking is based on an equal weighting of morbidity and mortality measures that influence the length and quality of life. e health fac‐ tors ranking is derived from an examina‐ tion of numerous health behaviors, ac‐ cess to clinical care, the quality of clini‐ cal care, and physical environment. So‐ cial and economic factors were also con‐ sidered.

“e MATCH project provides us with a valuable point in time snapshot of Will County’s overall health,” according to Will County Health Department Execu‐ tive Director John Cicero. “It illustrates that community health is shaped by a wide variety of factors beyond what oc‐ curs at our doctor’s office, hospital, or health clinic. Everyone plays a role in community health: educators, business leaders, hospitals, the faith community, elected officials – everyone has some key role to play in order to make the com‐ munity a healthy place to live and work.” Will is one of seven Chicagoland coun‐ ties listed among the state’s healthiest ju‐ risdictions. Cicero says public health ad‐ ministrators can utilize data from the health rankings to identify problems and address the most critical health priorities using measurable objectives. “Every community can point to specific strengths and weaknesses that ultimately influence health,” Cicero said. “e in‐ formation contained in studies of this magnitude can help shape the formation of community partnerships that develop strategies capable of addressing priority health objectives.” e release of the 2014 MATCH study was timed to coincide with National Public Health Week.

Since 1995, the public health community has celebrated NPHW during the first week each April to draw attention to the need for enhanced public health aware‐ ness and funding. “We hope NPHW helps educate area residents about ways they can all live healthier lives, prevent illness, and navi‐ gate the ever-changing world of public health,” Cicero added. “We can all take simple steps to avoid preventable illness and live healthier.” NPHW 2014 helps to focus attention on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). “Healthy lives begin with prevention,” Cicero concluded. “Even small changes we make today can have a big impact on our health for the rest of our lives.” For more information about MATCH, visit For more information about National Public Health Week,


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vestment in this campaign," White added."Together we can come up with a solution." Participants broke off into three groups to discuss the prevailing issues and shared their experiences and frustrations with the lack of accessibility in the coun‐ ty. Ironically, finding a place to hold the event that was accessible to everyone was difficult in itself, said Will-Grundy CIL board member Amy Viscioso aer the program. "How difficult it was is very eyeopening," said Viscioso. "Businesses think they are accessible, but they are not." Giarrante took part in the accessibility group, telling participants it will be a top priority during the rejuvenation of downtown Joliet. "We have to be very cognizant when de‐ veloping these old buildings," Giarrante later told the crowd. "We have to insist they are accessible to everyone." e information gathered at the event will be compiled into a plan so local or‐ ganizations, supporters and govern‐ ments can begin making the needed changes in the county, said Sam Knight, Wi l l - Gr undy C I L C ommunity Organizer.

Will County residents packed the Cater‐ pillar auditorium in the Joliet Historical Museum March 23 to participate in the kick-off of the Accessible Will County campaign, organized by the WillGrundy Center for Independent Living. e purpose of the campaign is to create new inclusive housing for people with and without disabilities, expand public transportation options and increase the accessibility of public and private build‐ ings. Participants included Joliet Mayor Tom Giarrante, Frankfort Mayor Jim Holland, Sen. Pat McGuire, Nick Palmer Chief of Staff for County Executive Larry Walsh and later Walsh himself, as well as coun‐ ty board members, Will-Grundy CIL board members and other politicians and community leaders. But it was the residents who community leaders wanted to hear from about their experiences and needs in those areas. "(Accessible Will County campaign) isn't just for people with disabilities, it's for the entire area of Will County," said Will-Grundy CIL executive director

Pam Heavens. "We can't do this alone. We are asking for help from (the com‐ munity) to be a part of something very exciting." ree people told their stories of how in‐ accessibility to transportation, public and private buildings and affordable, safe housing has personally affected them. Mary F. White, drop-in center coordina‐ tor for Morning Star Mission in Joliet, was once a guest at the shelter. She had to walk miles to and from her job be‐ cause of a lack of public transportation, she said. "By the time I arrived, I was tired, sweaty, smelly and hungry," said White. She has since graduated with a degree in social work and helps others in similar situations. Many of them could apply for jobs at one of the 532 warehouse facili‐ ties in the county, but lack of proper transportation stands in the way. "ey would be able to support them‐ selves and their families," White said. "I have a personal and professional in‐

Knight encouraged attendance at the next Joliet City Council meeting on April 1 to find out more about the issues and to have a voice in them. He also en‐ couraged attendance at the first Accessi‐ ble Will County working group meeting, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. April 9 at the WG‐ CIL, 2415-A W. Jefferson St., Joliet. Before the event concluded, both Walsh and Giarrante went to the podium and signed their names, adding themselves to the list of Accessible Will County sup‐ porters. e room broke into applause and cheers. "is was great today," said Knight, adding that more work needed to be done. "We are going to win on this."

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Yard Waste Pickup Yard waste pickup resumes with the first refuse collection in April. Please make sure that all yard waste (brush, clippings, and leaves) is properly packaged in kra yard waste bags, a Waste Management yard waste cart, or tied in 4 foot bundles weighing 50 pounds or less. Please note: sod, trees, stumps, dirt, stones, and land‐ scape brick/pavers are not accepted as yard waste. For more information, click here to read the Waste Management Brochure or call (800) 796-9696.

Proposed Development Featured on Vision for Division Web Site A developer is proposing to construct a 4,600+ sq  retail center with a drivethru on a half-acre parcel at the corner of Oak, Arnold, and Route 59. e pro‐ posed center would be adjacent to the Walgreens on Main Street and would in‐ clude Dunkin’ Donuts as well as two ad‐ ditional storefronts. Based on the Vision


for Division’s Implementation Plan, Staff is seeking public input on how this plan fits into the community’s vision for the Route 59 corridor. Visit www.civicart‐ to learn more about the pro‐ posed development and voice your opin‐ ion! Comments will be accepted through April 6th. e proposed development has been scheduled for the Village Board’s consideration during the April 7th Board Meeting.

Village Budget e Village Board will hold a Public Hearing on the proposed Budget for the 2014-2015 Fiscal Year at 7 pm on Mon‐ day, April 7 at the Village Hall. Click here to review a copy of the dra budget.

Plainfield Spring Cleanup Scheduled for Week of April 7th e Village and Waste Management will be sponsoring Spring Cleanup for resi‐ dents during the week of April 7, 2014. Residents can place household refuse, bulk items (i.e. chairs, mattresses, and

couches), and white goods (i.e. refrigera‐ tors, washers, dryers, and water heaters) at the curb on their regular pickup day. Please have all materials at the curb by 6 am on your collection day. e following materials are excluded from Spring Cleanup: electronics, hazardous waste (paints, oils, and solvents), tires, con‐ struction and demolition materials, con‐ crete, rock, dirt, engines or large auto‐ motive parts, and any oversized items that cannot be placed in a compactor type truck.

Bike Path Construction Work will begin April 7th, weather per‐ mitting, to extend the existing bike path along Van Dyke Road, south to Lockport Street, as well as asphalt patching and seal coating at various bike path loca‐ tions along Van Dyke Road, 135th Street, 119th Street, and in Settlers' Park. is project will be integrated with the new pedestrian signals at Van Dyke Road and Lockport Street to provide in‐ creased pedestrian access.

Coffee with the Mayor - April 9 Please join Mayor Collins for coffee and conversation on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 9 am at the Village Hall, 24401 W. Lockport Street. All residents are in‐ vited.

Rain Barrel Workshop Go green this year and save money on your water bills with a rain barrel. e April 14 Green Village workshop covers the installation, positioning, and ideas on incorporating rain barrels into your landscape. You will also be able to place an order for a rain barrel. e program begins at 7 pm at the Plainfield Library. To register,click here.

Tax Assistance e Tax Assistance Program provides free tax return preparation, e-file ser‐ vices, and ITIN application assistance to those that qualify. Services are provided at the Plainfield Township Administra‐ tion Building, 22525 W. Lockport Street,


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Electrical Aggregation Program Alert It has come to our attention, that a com‐ pany (or companies) claiming to be as‐ sociated with the Village's electrical ag‐ gregation program has been calling resi‐ dents and going door to door attempting to convince residents to switch their electric supplier. e Village’s electrical aggregation provider, FirstEnergy Solu‐ tions, does not call, or solicit door to door, in our community. e Village’s contract with FirstEnergy runs through October of 2014. It is not expiring in May as some of these companies are claiming. Any changes to the Village’s electrical aggregation program will be sent via mail with the Village logo and the supplier's logo on the envelope

Survey Work - Whispering Creek Subdivision Beginning the week of March 17th, a survey team contracted by the Village will begin surveying the rear yard

drainage easements along the west side of Meadow Lane and east side of Clover Court and Buttercup Court between Sandbank Drive and Sunshine Circle. e purpose of this work is to develop a representation of the existing drainage conditions and determine a feasible ap‐ proach to correct areas that lack proper drainage. Please be aware that the sur‐ veyors may need to access your property to reach the rear yard drainage easement areas. We anticipate this work being completed by the end of March.

Calling All Homeowners Associations e Village is working to update our Homeowners Association (HOA) Con‐ tact List! If you are the president or man‐ agement company for a HOA, please email us your contact information (name, address, phone, & e-mail address). at way, we can provide infor‐ mation on upcoming meetings for homeowners associations as well as ad‐ vance notice regarding work that is scheduled to occur in your subdivision.

IDOT Work Notice Office Closures IDOT is updating traffic signals and in‐ stalling energy efficient LED bulbs at the following intersections: IL-59 at 143rd St.; IL-59 at Plainfield-Naperville Rd.; IL-59 at 135th St.; IL-59 at Meijer; US-30 at 135th St.; IL-59 at 119th St.; and IL-59 at 127th St. e estimated completion date for the project is July 2014. ere will be daytime lane and shoulder closures at the intersections where work is being performed. Drivers should expect delays. Please drive care‐ fully!

In 2014, the Village Offices will be closed on Monday, May 26 (Memorial Day); Friday, July 4 (Independence Day); Monday, September 1 (Labor Day); Tuesday, November 11 (Veteran's Day); November 27-28 (anksgiving); and December 24-25 (Christmas).

Refuse Collection Reminder Waste Management holidays that fall on a refuse collection day will cause collec‐ tion to be delayed by one day for the re‐

mainder of the week. Refuse collection will be delayed due to the following holi‐ days: Memorial Day (Monday, May 26) – Pickup will be delayed by one day all week. Independence Day (Friday, July 4) – Will not change pickup in Plainfield. Labor Day (Monday, September 1) – Pickup will be delayed by one day all week. anksgiving Day (ursday, November 27) – Pickup will be delayed by one day for residents with ursday collection only. Christmas Day (ursday, December 25) – Pickup will be delayed by one day for residents with ursday collection only.

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Job Corner With Sheryl Krase Effective job search strategies began changing in the mid-1990s with the ap‐ pearance of the Internet. In the last few years, the widespread use of search en‐ gines and the growth of social media have changed recruiting in ways that are transparent to most job seekers. Not un‐ derstanding those technological changes makes job hunting more challenging (and discouraging).What Has Changed About Effective Job Search?Recently, employers have turned to technology to help them manage the increasingly large numbers of applications and resumes they receive, an average of 250 responses for each job posting. at volume of re‐ sumes, combined with the more widespread use of search engines and so‐ cial media, has created technology "traps" that job seekers need to under‐ stand in order to avoid them.New Tech‐ nology Used by Employers.Employers are using technology in three major ways that are transparent to job seekers:Social media provides "social proof." Employ‐ ers compare the resumes and applica‐

tions submitted by job seekers with what social media shows them. Do the dates, employers, job titles, education, etc, agree with the application or not? Do the other social media activities (LinkedIn groups, etc.) support the expertise and accomplishments claimed on the resume? Applicants who lack online vali‐ dation of the "facts" on their resumes have a handicap. is is why LinkedIn and Google Plus Profiles can be a job seeker's best friend.Search engines pro‐ vide fast/cheap "background checks."

behavior.Applicant tracking systems (ATS) manage resumes. Resumes sub‐ mitted to many employers, particularly large employers, are oen stored in a database known as an applicant tracking system. Use of an ATS makes the key‐ words used in resumes even more im‐ portant than in the past. A resume which doesn't contain the "correct" keywords (those the recruiter is using to search t h r o u g h t h e AT S f o r q u a l i fi e d applicants) will not be displayed to the recruiter by the ATS.

A 2010 study by Microso revealed that 80% of employers used search engines to discover information about job appli‐ cants. Beyond "social proof " of the re‐ sume or application, this research is a quick and cheap version of a background check. Searching through social media can help a job seeker by impressing the employer with positive information about activities and accomplishments. Or it can hurt the job seeker by uncover‐ ing potential problems and bad

Consequently, without the appropriate keywords in your resume, your resume will not be seen, no matter how "perfect‐ ly qualified" you are for the job.How Job Seekers Can Climb Out of ose Tech‐ nology TrapsJob seekers can improve the probability of landing a job through their use of technology. Employers ex‐ pect job seekers to intelligently use cur‐ rent technology as a demonstration of technical savvy and also as a demonstra‐ tion of appropriate technical skills for to‐

day's workplace. Not leveraging these technologies makes a job seeker look out-of-date, lazy, or both.Use LinkedIn and Google Plus to be findable. Be sure potential employers find good informa‐ tion about you when they do their re‐ search! is is where LinkedIn and Google Plus can be your best friends. Employers hire "sourcers" to search the Internet for qualified candidates, so cre‐ ate robust LinkedIn and Google Plus Profiles to ensure that a sourcer's Google search on terms like your job title or key skills finds you.Manage your online rep‐ utation. Be careful of public online activ‐ ity. Job seekers regularly lose out on op‐ portunities because of damaging posts they have made in social media. And, job seekers without their own positive visibility (e.g. LinkedIn and Google Plus) are vulnerable to losing opportuni‐ ties because they look out of date or be‐ cause of mistaken online identity.Re‐ search employers online. Research will make you a more effective candidate and will also hopefully keep you from wast‐

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ing your time trying to land a job you would hate. What are their products or services? What is their latest news? Who are their officers? Are they doing well or in financial difficulty? Do you know any employees (or know anyone who knows a current employee)? Impress employers with how interested you are in them and their jobs by doing this research and in‐ cluding the results in your applications, resumes, and interviews.Customize re‐ sumes to each opportunity. Demonstrate your technical capabilities by customiz‐ ing your resume to the specific require‐ ments of the job posting you are apply‐ ing for. Use the employer's name and job title in the resume - "Objective: [their


job title] for [employer name]" for exam‐ ple. en, trump the ATS by analyzing the keywords used on the job descrip‐ tion, and being sure to include the key‐ words appropriate for you in the resume you submit. is should increase the likelihood that your resume will appear in the ATS search results for that job.

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Bulls Continue Playoff Push

D.J. Augustin came off the bench and put up 33 points to lead the Chicago Bulls to a close victory over the Boston Celtics, 107-102. e Bulls had no trou‐ ble knocking down shots, finishing 37-70 (52.9%) from the field, including 8-16 (50.0%) from beyond the arc. Chicago (41-32) picked up the win aer falling to the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday. Augustin went 10-14 (3-4 from threepoint range) and 10-10 from the free throw line, in a strong performance. Other key players for Chicago included Jimmy Butler with 15 points and 5 re‐ bounds, Carlos Boozer with 14 points and 6 rebounds, and Joakim Noah with 13 points and 13 assists. On 7-13 shoot‐ ing, including 2-6 from behind the arc, Rajon Rondo put up 17 points for Boston in the loss. He also tallied 11 as‐ sists.Jared Sullinger added 16 points and 10 rebounds and Kris Humphries fin‐ ished with 14 points and 8 rebounds. Along with their eFG% of 58.6%, the Bulls connected at a rate of 50.0% from 3-point range. On the season, they are undefeated (8-0) when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those re‐ spective categories. Conversely, the Celtics are 2-10 when allowing their op‐ ponents to reach those percentages. Boston (23-50) has now lost four in a row. Coming up, the Bulls will square off against the Celtics again on Monday again.

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Hawks Star Injured Day to Day the team would know more on Monday. e Blackhawks, who clinched a playoff berth on Saturday, are already without star forward Patrick Kane, who is out for the rest of the regular season with a low‐ er-body injury. Toews has 28 goals and 68 points this season.

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Blackhawks cap‐ tain Jonathan Toews is day to day with an upper-body injury aer he absorbed a hard hit at Pittsburgh. Toews was drilled by Penguins defense‐ man Brooks Orpikwith 6:30 remaining in the second period on Sunday night.

e two were going for a loose puck. Toews got up slowly and was seen hold‐ ing his le arm on the bench before heading down the runway. Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville says he doesn't think the injury is serious, but


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For the Love of the Game from the NY Times

MAJOR League Baseball is entering the new season with a new lead creative agency, BBDO New York, and invoking the L-word — love — to describe how fans feel about the sport, and how every‐ one else should, too. A campaign raising the curtain on 2014 carries the theme “For the love of base‐ ball” and begins, appropriately enough, with a salute to opening day, then will proceed with commercials that celebrate how attending a game can provide “memories that last forever” and salute young star players like Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers, David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays and Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels.

by the Yankees in 1919. “Sports is such a passion point between our consumers and our brands,” said Jennifer Storms, senior vice president for global sports marketing at PepsiCo, which is to announce on Monday that “we have renewed our partnership with M.L.B. in a multiyear agreement, ex‐ tending a partnership we’ve had for 15 years.” One draw is the fact that PepsiCo prod‐ ucts like Cracker Jack, Frito-Lay sun‐ flower seeds and Gatorade are “highly endemic to baseball,” Ms. Storms said, “in the stands, at home, in dugouts” — not to mention the shout-out to Cracker Jack in “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”

e campaign will be accompanied by initiatives in social media like Facebook and Twitter as well as a wave of efforts by marketing and media partners of Major League Baseball, among them Budweiser, ESPN, Fox Sports 1, New Era, PepsiCo and Sony. And there are new partners for 2014 like Church & Dwight, Kellogg, Target and Viacom.

To deepen those ties, PepsiCo has initia‐ tives like the designation of Aquafina water as “the official sponsor of the sev‐ enth-inning stretch,” Ms. Storms said, and a deal with Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals to endorse Gatorade.

"For many years, baseball played in the shadow of the new favorite sport of Madison Avenue, football. But the growing ardor among viewers for watching sports live rather than recorded, making it more likely they will see commercials, has helped bolster baseball’s appeal as an advertising delivery vehicle."

BBDO New York was awarded the lead creative duties last month, assuming them from Hill Holliday in Boston, part of the Interpublic Group of Companies, which remains the creative agency for the M.L.B. Fan Cave. e assignment “galvanized people here,” said John Os‐ born, president and chief executive at BBDO New York, part of the BBDO Worldwide division of the Omnicom Group.

PhotoAn ad recalls Babe Ruth’s purchase

“A lot of this is about immersing yourself in the game, which has so many dimen‐ sions,” he added. “A lot of people follow their own particular team, so one thing we’re doing is casting a spotlight on the greater joy of the game: stories of achievement, the ballpark experience, key events like opening day.” PhotoAnother ad cites opening day feats by Bryce Harper and other star players. Last year, a commercial promoting opening day featured young stars like Mr. Harper, Mr. Price and Mr. Trout as it sought to build interest in the quest for the pots of gold at the end of the season: the playoffs and World Series. is year, Mr. Osborn said, the goal is “to celebrate the journey, the season, as much as the destination.”

Tim Brosnan, executive vice president for business at Major League Baseball, praised what he called “the great passion the people at BBDO have for the game,” which “shows itself in the work,” adding that “their understanding of baseball’s heritage enables the creative to go that much deeper.” For instance, in the open‐ ing day commercial, cap-tips to recent opening day exploits by Mr. Kershaw and Mr. Harper are accompanied by scenes of Hank Aaron on opening day in 1974, when he tied Babe Ruth’s homerun record, and Jackie Robinson on opening day in 1947, when he broke the color barrier in professional baseball. A commercial called “Always ere” for Budweiser also takes a then-and-now tack, recreating milestones like Ruth’s purchase by the New York Yankees in 1919 and “e Catch” by Willie Mays in 1954 before concluding with a glimpse of a contemporary Cardinals game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. e Budweiser commercial, by Anomaly in New York, part of MDC Partners, “au‐ thentically captures memorable mo‐ ments in baseball,” said Tom Kraus, di‐ rector for Budweiser at Anheuser-Busch, part of Anheuser-Busch InBev, and “rec‐ ognizes the powerful role baseball plays in our lives and celebrates Budweiser — the official beer of M.L.B. — always be‐ ing part of America’s pastime.” As Major League Baseball embraces paeans to its history, it also acknowl‐ edges a need to reach what Mr. Brosnan described as “that ever-elusive younger demo” of consumers ages 12 to 24 and ages 18 to 34. at is the rationale be‐ hind a new, multiyear partnership with the MTV2 cable channel owned by Via‐ com, which on Tuesday will introduce “Off the BatFrom the M.L.B. Fan Cave,” a half-hour series, scheduled for 30 weeks, featuring players like Mr. Harper

and Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins. “We’re focusing on the intersec‐ tion of pop culture and sports and show‐ ing the athletes as they’ve never been shown before,” said Chris McCarthy, general manager of MTV2, mtvU, Logo and executive vice president of MTV. “What we’ll be doing on air and in social media will enable the athletes and our audience to connect as never before.” MTV2 is “excited about the volume and intensity of interest from” advertisers in the new series, he added, and hopes to announce sponsors soon. Major League Baseball spent $25.9 mil‐ lion to advertise in major media last year, according to the Kantar Media unit of WPP, compared with $18.7 million in 2012 and $11.9 million in 2011.

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Will County LAUNCHES YOU TUBE CHANNEL In an effort to improve communications and service for the residents of Will County, the County Executive’s office is expanding its presence in the world of social media. Currently, the office can be followed on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn as well as YouTube. “We must keep up with the current communica‐ tions trends and in today’s world, social media has proven very effective in deliv‐ ering information,” said Will County Ex‐ ecutive Larry Walsh. “We were careful to research the best method to communi‐ cate important information with our res‐ idents and we learned social media is successful.” Walsh has hosted a television show entitled, “Will County at Work” which has aired on local cable access sta‐ tions across the county for the past four years. Now these shows will be aired on YouTube under the channel “willcoun‐ tyexecutive”. “ese shows highlight the great things that are Will County,” said Walsh. “We are pleased to have these shows in a format that anyone can watch at any time.” Follow the County Execu‐ t i v e’s o ffi c e o n Tw i t t e r @WillCountyExec; Like Us on Facebook at Will County Executive; or the citizens of Will County can follow the Executive Office on LinkedIn Company pages at Will County Executive.

ese sites are designed to communicate real time information to all that live, work, and do business in Will County. “I am very proud of the many services Will County offers its residents,” Walsh said. “As the fourth most populated county in the state of Illinois, now everyone can learn about the exciting things that are happening in Will County.”

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RIVER FLOODING, ICE JAM THREAT MELTS AWAY JOLIET – A combination of gradually warmer weather, minimal new rainfall, and some help from a special warm water siphon system worked together to remove thick ice that potentially could have caused flooding and damage to homes along the Kankakee River. e harsh winter condi‐ tions resulted in ice, as much as 30 inch‐ es thick, to accumulate along the entire length of the Kankakee River. As tem‐ peratures rose, run-off from snowmelt began to cause the ice to break up, threatening to flood homes or damage them with ice chunks pushing up onto the shoreline. At one point, ice built up against Warner Bridge at the border of Will and Kankakee Counties, forcing its closure for nearly three weeks. “ese are conditions not seen in at least 30 years,” said Harold Damron, Will Coun‐ ty’s Emergency Management Director. “Several homes were flooded and dam‐ aged by these huge pieces of floating ice.”

e agency worked with other local, county, state, and federal agencies for several weeks to fine-tune their emer‐ gency response plans. Fortunately, those plans were not needed. Favorable weath‐ er conditions helped the ice to melt and move downstream gradually. Another important factor that helped alleviate the ice jams was a special siphon system op‐ erated by the county in cooperation with Exelon’s Dresden Generating Station. e siphon draws warm water from Dresden plant’s cooling lake into the Kankakee. “e siphon helped to clear ice at a critical point on the river where ice jams formed,” said Damron. Because of the extreme weather conditions, Will County Executive Larry Walsh made a Offi ce of Will County Executive Lawrence M. Walsh 302 N. Chicago St. ! Joliet, IL 60432 Anastasia Tuskey Phone: (815) 740-8376 Communica‐ tions Director Fax: (815) 774-3671



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April schedule for Mobile Workforce Center released e Mobile Workforce Center’s schedule for April has been announced by the Workforce Services Division of Will County. MWC stops at five locations each week. Its newest location is Foun‐ taindale Public Library in Bolingbrook. e mobile unit travels throughout Will County to help residents with resume development, cover letters and job appli‐ cations. e workforce center contains 11 computer stations, internet access, and offers keyboarding lessons, as well as resume and job search assistance using online listings including and Illinois workNet. MWC will be at Fountaindale Public Library, 300 W. Bri‐ arcliff, from 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays. It will be at the main entrance to Governors State University, 1 University Parkway, Uni‐ versity Park, from 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays, except April 29, when MWC will be off for maintenance. Plainfield Public Library, 15025 S. Illinois St., Plainfield, will host the unit from 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. MWC can be found at Wilmington City Hall, 1165 S. Water St., Wilmington, from 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. on ursdays.

It will be at Mokena Community Public Library, 11327 W. 195th St., Mokena, from 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. on Fridays, except April 18. ere will be no service on Good Friday. Will County Executive Larry Walsh encour‐ ages job seekers to take advantage of the service, which is offered at no cost to County residents. Workforce Services is under the County Executive’s office and is led by Administrative Manager Susan Flessner. For additional information about the Workforce Services Division of Will C ou nt y, go to

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