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.
Residents encouraged to contact individual offices via telephone or email
With the number of coronavirus cases rapidly rising across the state of Illinois, Will County Executive Denise Winfrey will close the County Office Building to the public beginning Monday, November 16.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers about alcohol-based hand sanitizers that are being packaged in containers that may appear as food or drinks and may put consumers at risk of serious injury or death if ingested. The agency has discovered that some hand sanitizers are being packaged in beer cans, children’s food pouches, water bottles, juice bottles and vodka bottles. Additionally, the FDA has found hand sanitizers that contain food flavors, such as chocolate or raspberry.
Will County Recycling Specialist Marta Keane has been elected to state and national roles in the field of recycling.
Three Regions Advance to Tier 2 Mitigations as Rolling Positivity Rates Continues to Steadily Increase
Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are announcing additional COVID-19 mitigation efforts that will be implemented in Region 5 (Southern Illinois), Region 7 (Will and Kankakee counties), and Region 8 (Kane and DuPage counties), beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. These regions are seeing a test positivity rate that remains above 8 percent and continues to rise after more than 14-days under Tier 1 mitigations, which exceeds the threshold set for establishing additional mitigation measures under the state's Restore Illinois Resurgence Plan.
With the holiday season fast approaching and the number of COVID cases continuing to rise, the Center for Disease Control is offering these important tips for all of us and our families to enjoy a safe and healthy holiday season.
The Will County Health Department is offering a list of Free Covid-19 testing sites across Will County. For more information, call the COVID-19 Resource Coordinator at (815) 740-8984.
Illinois officials urge residents to stay vigilant in efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19
Each Tuesday Debra Upshaw and her Sisters in the National Hookup of Black Women Joliet chapter carry boxes of frozen, fresh and shelf stable food to feed people struggling during the current pandemic.