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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

County collects record amount of textiles in week-long event
Tammy Reiher

County collects record amount of textiles in week-long event

JOLIET – Will County took in a record shattering12,298 pounds of textiles during its annual week-long collection event which ended May 3.

Will County Executive Larry Walsh said, “The generosity of the residents of Will County and their dedication to keeping materials out of the landfill should be applauded.”

He continued that the number of pounds has climbed through the years. “In 2014, we took in 5,518 pounds – a record setting amount at the time. In 2017, we brook that record with 5,955 pounds. Last year we hit 7,800 pounds, but this year we left those records in the dust.”

This year’s textile recycling partner, Savers of Orland Park, had to come in every day to clear out the lobby of the County Office Building, 302 N. Chicago St.

Marta Keane, Recycling Specialist with the Will County Land Use Department’s Resource Recovery and Energy Division,  said, “On Friday, as a way to celebrate International Compost Week, we gave away food scrap compost provided by Organix of Mokena. Participants took home nearly 500 bags before the day ended at 4:30 p.m.

“We put up signs and posted on our Facebook page that residents could bring their own shovels and containers and help themselves to the remaining compost,” Keane said. “Within 24 hours the remains of the two piles at the County Office Building were gone.”

Dean Olson, Director of the Resource Recovery and Energy Division and member of Illinois Food Scrap Coalition board, was pleased with the results of this first-ever giveaway and hopes that gardens grow more fruitful with the provided compost.

The County’s Environmental Educator, Joan O’Keefe, has been working with two Plainfield High Schools this year, piloting a food scrap collection program in which Organix accepts the material and turns it into nutrient rich compost.

As is tradition, Scott Slocum broadcast his morning show for 1340-AM WJOL from the County Office Building on Friday. He discussed the County’s green efforts with County staff, as well as representatives from Organix and Savers.

The Land Use Department is under the County Executive’s office and is led by Director David Dubois.

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CARES Act applications are now being accepted
Local Government Assistance

Will County is accepting applications for reimbursement through September 8.

Local Government Assistance Application


Small Business Assistance 

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

Small Business Assistance Application - English

Small Business Assistance Application -Spanish

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

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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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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