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Welcome from the Will County Executive Larry Walsh

Will County Executive Larry WalshAs County Executive, I am proud to welcome you to the Will County, Illinois web site. Our site provides an open dynamic information highway to Will County government and the great services we provide. Our goal is to fully present the vast variety of services, programs and initiatives available to every resident.

As part of the commitment to keeping our government openly visible, as well as responsible and accessible, our user friendly website contains additional resources and a better visual design. By working together in the spirit of cooperation, we continually work to plan and provide vision for the county’s future and collaborate as a team to insure our diverse county remains a wonderful place to call home.

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Illinois – the beginning of America’s Mother Road

New pocket guide highlights iconic destinations in Illinois along historic Route 66

      A partnership between Will County and the Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has produced a new pocket guide which highlights locations along the Illinois portion of historic Route 66. The guide gives a detailed listing of restaurants and other iconic sights along the first interstate roadway in the United States.

     Also known as Main Street of America, Route 66 was established in 1926 and runs from Buckingham Fountain in Chicago, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, ending in Santa Monica, California. The 2,448 mile highway served as a major path for people moving to the West. The new pocket guide highlights local points of interest along this route.

     “We are proud Route 66 runs right through Will County,” said Will County Executive Larry Walsh. “We are also proud of the work Bob Navarro and the Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau does to promote this historic asset and Will County.”

     Navarro, President and CEO of the Heritage Corridor Convention and Visitors Bureau, said the guide highlights unique points of interest such as the Joliet Area Historical Museum and the Old Route 66 Family Restaurant in Dwight. He said this new pocket guide offers great suggestions for a trip along the Mother Road.

            “The new Route 66 Pocket Guides provide a great resource to those traveling the route from Countryside to Pontiac – highlighting shopping, dining, and attractions along the way,” Navarro said.  “Whether this is your first time or 50th time traveling the route, we know this Pocket Guide will provide new places to generate travel memories.

            “The Heritage Corridor CVB is thrilled to partner with Will County and other local entities in the Pocket Guide to share this resource with visitors.”

            There are three ways to get your free Route 66 Pocket Guide: visit www.jolietkicks.com and order one, stop by the County Office Building, 302 N. Chicago Street in Joliet, or the Joliet Area Historical Museum.  Start your Route 66 memories today.

 

    

 

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Capital Improvement Committee

Meetings will be held in the County Board Committee Room in the Will County Office Building, 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet, IL, unless stated otherwise. Meeting agendas and cancellations are available on the website: www.willcountyboard.com. To contact us, email: countyboard@willcountyillinois.com or phone: 815.740.4602.

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County implements appointment system for collection events

In an effort to shorten lines and wait times, the Resource Recovery and Energy Division of the Will County Land Use Department has implemented an appointment system for its collection events.

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Workforce Center of Will County to host weekly job fair on April 26

Area job seekers are invited to attend a weekly job fair from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, April 26, at the Workforce Center of Will County.

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