Health Department survey important to planning for future vaccine clinics
With the COVID-19 vaccine being rolled out to more sectors of the population on almost a weekly basis, the Will County Health Department has set up an online registration portal and encourages residents to logon, take the survey, and register for future vaccine clinics.
Extends annual license deadline to March 1 and September 1
As COVID-19 restrictions continue to put additional burdens on local restaurant and bar owners, the Will County Board voted to amend its liquor license ordinance to extend the renewal fee due dates to March 1, 2021 and September 1, 2021. The current deadlines for renewal fees are January 1 and July 1. This change only applies to liquor licenses issued in the unincorporated areas of Will County.
Includes incentives for lighting and HVAC upgrades
For the last couple of years, Will County has been an active participant in the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program which has yielded thousands of dollars in savings on energy efficiency retrofits and upgrades for the county.
Will County residents behind on rent or mortgage because of the impact of COVID-19 have a consortium of local agencies to apply to for payment assistance.
Today, County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant presided over her first monthly county board meeting virtually. Due to Public Act 101-640 issued June 12, 2020 by Governor Pritzker, all public meetings must be held virtually through video conference or telephonically.
More than 4,000 doses of Pfizer vaccine provided to Will County
Today, the county received more than 4,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, recently authorized for distribution by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The State of Illinois is following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) which is breaking up the vaccination process into four phases, focusing on “critical populations” first.
Subcommittee of Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is key to developing comprehensive regional strategies
As the Northeastern region of Illinois began experiencing remarkable growth over the past two decades, local leaders recognized the need for unified area planning to support and manage the effects of this growth in individual counties, as well as the entire region. In 2005, the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) committee was formed to create regional strategies to address transportation, housing, economic development, open space, the environment, and other quality of life issues. A subcommittee, the Council of County Board Chairs, is comprised of county leaders, and regional and local transportation officials and provides a forum to develop these plans cohesively.
In a continued effort to spur economic development, sustainability, and create jobs, Will County is establishing a C-PACE (Commercial-Property Assessed Clean Energy) program. C-PACE is a financing mechanism that offers low-cost, long-term funding to local businesses for energy efficiency, renewable energy, water conservation, electric vehicle charging and other clean energy projects.
Ready to help guide county through collaboration
In front of a small gathering today outside of the Will County Office Building in Joliet, recently elected Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant was sworn into office by County Clerk Lauren Staley-Ferry. A lifelong resident and the first woman elected to the county-wide position, Bertino-Tarrant acknowledged the positive direction the county is headed while pointing to the immediate challenges of navigating the COVID-19 pandemic safely for residents and businesses.
If you traveled over the Thanksgiving holiday, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) is offering some recommendations for those who were exposed or think they may have been exposed to COVID-19.
There are jobs available and the Workforce Center of Will County is ready to prepare job seekers with workshops on Facebook Live!
Governor Pritzker announces additional mitigations to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
After four years of negotiations between Will County and the City of Joliet, local officials gathered today to celebrate the opening of Chicago Street, between Jefferson and Washington Streets, in downtown Joliet. This opening comes on the heels of the November opening of the new Will County Courthouse at Jefferson and Ottawa Streets.
Below is a list of the current status of operations for various offices and departments within Will County. As always, call first to ensure procedures have not changed.
Stay safe and stay home!
Will County Executive Denise Winfrey gives an update to the members of the Joliet Kiwanis Club on Mon. Nov. 16 through video conferencing. She talked about the county's largest capital campaign in its history that culminated in the opening of the courthouse earlier this month. Winfrey also talked about the challenges of county government maintaining important services to its residents in the midst of a pandemic.