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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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Bird in Naperville Will County’s first confirmed case of West Nile Virus in an animal

WILL COUNTY – The Will County Health Department announced Thursday that a bird picked up in Naperville had West Nile Virus, making it the first confirmed case in an animal in the county in 2016.

Kathryn Nelson, Program Coordinator for the Environmental Health Division, said the bird was picked up in Naperville on Aug. 16.

In addition, the Will County Health Department said mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile Virus in seven Will County communities so far this summer, an increase of four since July 22.

Joliet, Manhattan, Mokena and New Lenox joined Bolingbrook, Naperville and Shorewood in having WNV-positive mosquitoes collected in monitoring sites. The county has 14 collection sites throughout the county and also receives information from other entities.  

Positive samples were found in Joliet on July 29 and Aug. 8, Manhattan on Aug. 9, Mokena on Aug. 9, and New Lenox on Aug. 4. Bolingbrook made the list again, with additional positive results from an Aug. 17 collection.

The Health Department’s Environmental Health Division reported that 25 batches of infected mosquitoes have been collected in the county so far in 2016.

West Nile Virus is transmitted to people or animals through the bite of an infected mosquito. Birds pass the virus to mosquitoes through a blood meal.

Most people infected with WNV exhibit no clinical symptoms, but approximately 20 percent of cases result in mild or serious illness. Preliminary symptoms typically include fever, headaches or body aches. More serious illnesses can result in meningitis, encephalitis or death.

The Health Department recommends that people spending time outdoors take precautions against mosquito bites. Long sleeves, pants, shoes and socks are strongly recommended. Insect repellent containing DEET is also advised. Consult a physician before using repellents on infants.

The Health Department also collects a small number of birds for testing by the state. To report dead birds, telephone (815) 740-7631 any time.

The Health Department is led by Executive Director Susan Olenek. For more about the Health Department go to www.willcountyhealth.org.

 

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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
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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

LAST DAY TO PAY WITH A PERSONAL CHECK

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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10/23/2019 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Workforce Center of Will County to host “After Hours” Job Fair on October 23

The Workforce Center of Will County will host an “after hours” job fair from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Weds., Oct. 23 at its location in Suite 100, 2400 Glenwood Avenue in Joliet.
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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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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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