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.

What's Happening in Will County

2016 Hero Helps Southwest Coalition Community Summit to discuss developments in deadly heroin epidemic

     The need for an effective overall strategy to combat the heroin epidemic is more important than ever as the number of overdose deaths in Will County and across the nation continues to rise.

     With the 2016 HERO-HELPS-Southwest Coalition Community Summit scheduled for the end of April, the Will County Coroner’s Office reports troubling statistics and alarming new developments in the heroin crisis.  

     The summit, scheduled from 8 a.m. until noon on April 29 at the Edward Hospital Athletic and Event Center in Romeoville, will focus on the groundbreaking Illinois Heroin Crisis Act that was passed in 2015. But even as the state implements this forward-looking initiative that targets heroin addiction, the number of overdose deaths continues to rise.

     Will County Coroner Patrick O’Neil, who will discuss the epidemic at the Summit, reports 18 fatal overdoses in 2016 with toxicology reports pending in four additional cases. This puts Will County on track to break the sad record of 53 deaths in both 2012 and 2015.

     But in a troubling twist, the coroner reports that in three of the confirmed 2016 overdoses, the victims used powerful synthetic opioid painkillers like Furanyl fentanyl or Acetyl fentanyl, both of which are considered designer drugs that are being sold as a substitute for heroin. These synthetic derivatives can be extremely more potent than heroin, making them even more deadly.

     “The Heroin Crisis Act is a comprehensive bill designed to combat heroin addiction and save lives,” said Paul Lauridsen, clinical director at Stepping Stones treatment center and the Summit chairman. “But even as we begin to put this plan into action, we find ourselves grappling with disturbing new developments that remind us our work is far from over.”

     The Heroin Crisis Act will give the public an even clearer picture of how widespread the crisis is as it requires greater reporting by hospitals regarding the number of patients who receive treatment for heroin overdoses and survive.

     The Summit will bring together professionals from many disciplines to discuss the Heroin Crisis Act. Four free continuing education units are provided for many professions including educators; physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals; social work and professional counselors; and addiction prevention, treatment and recovery support professionals.

For more information, visit the website: www.herohelpsevent.com.



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10/14/2019 8:30 AM

Office Closed – Columbus Day

Our office will be closed on Monday, October 14th, 2019 in observance of Columbus Day.

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10/16/2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Workforce Center of Will County hosting Transportation, Distribution, Logistics Job Fair October 16

The Workforce Center of Will County is joining with the Kankakee and Grundy Counties Workforce Services to host a transportation, distribution, and logistics job fair from 10:00 a.m. until noon on Wednesday, October 16 at the Wilmington Island Park District, 315 N. Water Street in Wilmington. Numerous employers from these and related industries will be part of this job fair.
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10/18/2019 8:30 AM


The last day to pay with a personal check is October 18, 2019.  Starting October 19, 2019, we will only accept cashier’s checks or money orders or cash. NO PERSONAL CHECKS. The last day to make an online payment is November 16, 2019.

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10/21/2019 7:30 AM

Workforce Investment Board

Location: Workforce Services Division of Will County, 2400 Glenwood Ave., Joliet, IL 60435

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10/29/2019 8:30 AM

Last Day to Pay to Avoid Publication

The last day to pay your property taxes to avoid publication in local newspapers is October 29, 2019.

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11/9/2019 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Will County to host tire collection event Saturday, Nov. 9

The Will County Land Use Department’s Resource, Recovery and Energy Division will host a free tire collection event on Saturday, Nov. 9.

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