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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

Will County Health Department named Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite
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Will County Health Department named Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite

Annual award by American Heart Association recognizes excellent workplace health

     The Will County Health Department has been named a Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association based upon outstanding workplace health. The annual award recognizes exceptional activities that promote health and well-being for employees.

     “We are very proud to receive this award,” said Sue Olenek, executive director of the health department. “As a public health department, it is important our employees lead by example to demonstrate healthy living for our clients.”

     The Fit-Friendly Worksite awards are given annually to recognize positive outcomes in three pre-specified criteria such as behavior change, cost savings, or return on investment. According to the AMA website, this program offers evidence-based tools to help companies maximize its current employee health program.

     “This fits in with the county’s wellness program,” said Olenek. “Last year, the county adopted a wellness program designed to improve our employees’ health and help reduce insurance costs. We created a Wellness Committee in the Health Department in September of 2011 to offer incentives for our employees to be healthy.”

     Olenek said the committee has sponsored a variety of activities such as adopting a healthy vending machine policy to offer healthy options, offering Lunch and Learn seminars that teach healthy eating habits, a weight loss competition, numerous employee walking events, and other fun events that engage employees and their families in healthy behaviors.

     “It really is true that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” she said. “We are proud of the efforts our employees are making to improve their quality of life and their health. We will continue to offer these programs for our employees to invest in maintaining good health.”

The Will County Health Department offers a variety of events including Lunch and Learn seminar with healthy snacks to promote its wellness program. (Photo courtesy of Will County Health Department)

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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

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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