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Walsh cites collaboration as key to Will County’s successes

Susan DeMar Lafferty Daily Southtown 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…

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Will County public health programs in jeopardy

By LAUREN LEONE–CROSS Grappling with severe depression, Robert Talkie said he first walked into the Will County Health Department 15 years ago in need of mental health services. On Monday, he spoke out against the May 27 suspension of those state-funded programs during a news conference in Joliet that included elected officials, mental health advocates and county employees. Talkie urged Illinois lawmakers…

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