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Welcome to Will County, Illinois Website

Denise Winfrey Will County ExecutiveDear Neighbors:

Welcome to the Will County government’s main website.  Our county has been one of the fastest-growing counties in the state and the nation over the last decade and continues to be a vibrant and diverse community.  All are welcome here and we hope you choose to live, work, and raise your family in our community.

As your County Executive, I am a strong believer in transparency and collaboration to make progress for all our residents.  This website is one way we are sharing information about how your county government is working for you. 

We welcome your comments and suggestions on how we can better serve you and our community.

Best wishes to you and your family!

Denise E. Winfrey

Will County Executive

 

What's Happening in Will County

Annual textile collection event to be April 29-May 3
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Annual textile collection event to be April 29-May 3

JOLIET – Will County’s annual textile collection event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 29, to Friday, May 3, at the County Office Building, 304 N. Chicago St.

On Friday, May 3, WJOL’s Scott Slocum will do his morning show at the County Office Building and textile donors will get compost in exchange for donations while supplies last.

Marta Keane, Recycling Specialist with the Will County Land Use Department’s Resource Recovery and Energy Division, said this year Will County is partnering with Savers of Orland Park. The annual event is held to encourage residents to donate unwanted clothing items instead of wasting them in a landfill.

“It takes more than 700 gallons of water to grow the cotton needed to make one T-shirt,” Keane said. “That cotton can be recycled like a plastic bottle, but before we recycle it, we should reuse it.”

Items in either good or poor condition will be accepted, Keane said. Among the items accepted will be sheets, towels, clothes, hats, gloves and shoes. Shoes should be tied or banded together.

Slocum will broadcast from 5:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, May 3. Among his guests that morning, Keane said, will be County Executive Larry Walsh, and representatives from Savers and Organix. Organix will provide the bags of nutrient rich compost made from food scraps. The company is currently collecting food scraps from two Plainfield High Schools in a pilot program.

Also on Friday, May 3, in addition to textiles, residents are invited to bring small home goods, such as toys, utensils, dishes, picture frames or small furniture. Donation slips will be provided that day.

The Land Use Department is under Walsh’s office and is led by David Dubois. For additional information about the department’s programs, go to www.willcountygreen.com.

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CARES Act applications are now being accepted
Local Government Assistance

Will County is accepting applications for reimbursement through September 8.

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Small Business Assistance 

The application will be posted and accepted starting Monday, August 24. All applications must be received by Monday, September 28.

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Tribute to Will County Executive Larry Walsh
Senator Dick Durbin (D, IL) pays tribute to the life and service of Larry Walsh Sr.

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Workforce Center to host drive-through job fair in Frankfort Township

The Workforce Center of Will County will host a drive-through job fair from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Frankfort Township office building, 11000 W. Lincoln Highway, Frankfort.  

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Executive Committee - 10 a.m.

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

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Public Health & Safety Committee - 10:00 a.m.

Meetings will be held in the County Board Committee Room in the Will County Office Building, 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet, Illinois, 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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Executive Committee - 10 a.m.

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

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