Will County Executive Denise Winfrey gives an update to the members of the Joliet Kiwanis Club on Mon. Nov. 16 through video conferencing. She talked about the county's largest capital campaign in its history that culminated in the opening of the courthouse earlier this month. Winfrey also talked about the challenges of county government maintaining important services to its residents in the midst of a pandemic.
Residents encouraged to contact individual offices via telephone or email
With the number of coronavirus cases rapidly rising across the state of Illinois, Will County Executive Denise Winfrey will close the County Office Building to the public beginning Monday, November 16.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers about alcohol-based hand sanitizers that are being packaged in containers that may appear as food or drinks and may put consumers at risk of serious injury or death if ingested. The agency has discovered that some hand sanitizers are being packaged in beer cans, children’s food pouches, water bottles, juice bottles and vodka bottles. Additionally, the FDA has found hand sanitizers that contain food flavors, such as chocolate or raspberry.
Will County Recycling Specialist Marta Keane has been elected to state and national roles in the field of recycling.
Three Regions Advance to Tier 2 Mitigations as Rolling Positivity Rates Continues to Steadily Increase
Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are announcing additional COVID-19 mitigation efforts that will be implemented in Region 5 (Southern Illinois), Region 7 (Will and Kankakee counties), and Region 8 (Kane and DuPage counties), beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. These regions are seeing a test positivity rate that remains above 8 percent and continues to rise after more than 14-days under Tier 1 mitigations, which exceeds the threshold set for establishing additional mitigation measures under the state's Restore Illinois Resurgence Plan.
With the holiday season fast approaching and the number of COVID cases continuing to rise, the Center for Disease Control is offering these important tips for all of us and our families to enjoy a safe and healthy holiday season.
The Will County Health Department is offering a list of Free Covid-19 testing sites across Will County. For more information, call the COVID-19 Resource Coordinator at (815) 740-8984.
Each Tuesday Debra Upshaw and her Sisters in the National Hookup of Black Women Joliet chapter carry boxes of frozen, fresh and shelf stable food to feed people struggling during the current pandemic.
Will County has assembled a map of food banks across the county which is listed on its website. The maps include listings for micro pantries, mobile food pantry stops, and municipal food pantries.
On Tuesday, October 13, local officials from Will County, the City of Joliet, the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA), Metra, and Pace gathered to honor the late Will County Executive Larry Walsh. Walsh was instrumental in expanding mass transit services across Will County and was a champion improving mass transit options for the senior and disabled populations in the county.