The February 5th Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new Will County Health Department Building included a variety of speakers: Emcee and Will County Health Department Executive Director Sue Olenek, Will County Executive Larry Walsh, Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk, County Board and Board of Health member Denise Winfrey, County Board Capital Committee Chairman Rev. Herbert Brooks, Jr; Sunny Hill TB Clinic Board President Doug Ruth, and Board of Health President James Zelko. It was Mr. Zelko who provided some interesting history of the current Health Department building, going back to when it was first built as a TB sanitarium in 1923. For the entire ceremony, click here.
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