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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

Sunny Hill names new Administrator
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Sunny Hill names new Administrator

Haldorson retires after 14 year career with the County Nursing Home

Residents, staff, and local officials joined August 25 to celebrate the retirement of Becky Haldorson, who has served on the administrative staff of Sunny Hill Nursing Home since 2005.

“Becky has done a remarkable job leading the nursing home through its 13 year renovation project and continuing the long legacy of resident-centered care,” said Will County Executive Larry Walsh, who oversees the nursing facility. “I wish Becky much luck and happiness as she retires.”

Haldorson helped cultivate the resident-focused approach for managing Sunny Hill. One of the many resident-focused approaches in effect at Sunny Hill is the Resident Interview Panel. This idea took root and was an inspiration while Haldorson was President and founding member of the Illinois Pioneer Coalition. Residents are active participants in the interview process and approval of staff being hired to care for them and work in their home. She was also an active participant in the Friends of Sunny Hill, a non-profit group comprised of family members, staff, and community members who provide support for the residents through friendship and fundraising.

Margaret (Maggie) McDowell, who has served as Assistant Administrator since October 2018, has become the new Administrator. McDowell has a wealth of knowledge in skilled nursing and long term care and said she is looking forward to this new position.

“Sunny Hill is a remarkable nursing facility with an incredible environment of cooperation,” McDowell said. “This is the residents’ home and we are here to help them with their daily activities in any way we can. There is a tremendous amount of mutual respect between the residents and the staff and I am proud to continue this tradition.”

With more than 30 years of nursing experience in various management capacities, McDowell recently served as the Director of Nursing at Holy Family Villa, a Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Chicago skilled nursing facility. In this management role, McDowell managed professional standards of practice and provided the highest quality of care possible to satisfy the physical, social, psychological and spiritual needs of each resident. Working directly with Haldorson for the past year, McDowell has learned firsthand the overall operations and management of Sunny Hill.

“I am committed to ensuring the residents receive care in a manner and an environment that maintains or enhances their quality of life with a focus on person-centered care,” she said. “I am extremely proud to help our dedicated employees continue to maintain this high level of care.”

For more information about Sunny Hill Nursing Home and the services it provides, visit the website: https://www.willcountyillinois.com/County-Offices/Special-Services/Sunny-Hill-Nursing-Home or call (815) 727-8710.


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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.

Small Business Assistance Application - English

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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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