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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 Executive Walsh announces future plans
Anastasia Tuskey
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County Executive Walsh announces future plans

Will County Executive Larry Walsh announced today that he will not seek a fifth term as leader of one of the fastest growing counties in Illinois. Walsh, who has spent his entire adult life in public service, has decided to retire and spend more time with his wife, Irene, six children, and 20 grandchildren.

“I have been so blessed to have a role in and a front row seat to witness the tremendous growth of Will County” Walsh said. “Now I want the opportunity to watch my grandchildren grow up. Anyone in public service understands this is not a nine to five job. You must truly have your heart and soul focused to service in public office.”

Over the last few years, Walsh has been very open about his health issues, successfully battling prostate cancer and a reoccurrence of cancer more recently. However, he acknowledges taking care of his health is now his number one priority.

“After 50 years of continuous public service, I am announcing that I will not be a candidate on the 2020 election ballot,” said Walsh. “I am proud of the remarkable progress Will County has made over the last 14years and I am confident this momentum will not stop.”

Some of the highlights of Walsh’s career include a consistent strong cash reserve of 22 to 26 percent of the annual corporate fund, a continued balance of economic development with quality of life for residents, and the elevation of Will County as the largest inland port in North America due to its remarkable position in freight transportation on the global marketplace. Additionally, significant modernization of county facilities and technology are improving the efficiency and effectiveness of county government.

“I am truly proud and humbled by the longevity and dedication of Will County employees,” Walsh said. “None of these incredible achievements would have been possible without our employees. Our staff is second to none and will keep our county moving forward.”

Walsh will continue to fulfill his duties as county executive until his successor is chosen in the November 2020 election and sworn in December 2020.
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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

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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