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Welcome from the Will County Executive Larry Walsh

Will County Executive Larry WalshAs County Executive, I am proud to welcome you to the Will County, Illinois web site. Our site provides an open dynamic information highway to Will County government and the great services we provide. Our goal is to fully present the vast variety of services, programs and initiatives available to every resident.

As part of the commitment to keeping our government openly visible, as well as responsible and accessible, our user friendly website contains additional resources and a better visual design. By working together in the spirit of cooperation, we continually work to plan and provide vision for the county’s future and collaborate as a team to insure our diverse county remains a wonderful place to call home.

What's Happening in Will County

2017 Program Year HOME and CDBG Public Service Applications

2017 Program Year HOME and CDBG Public Service Applications

Applications must be submitted by May 5, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. to the Will County Community Development Division, 58 E. Clinton St., Suite 100, Joliet, IL.  Proposals may be mailed or hand delivered.  

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Will County hires Director for Substance Use Initiatives to lead  County’s Prescription Drug & Opioid Efforts

Will County hires Director for Substance Use Initiatives to lead County’s Prescription Drug & Opioid Efforts

     With the approval of the Will County Board last week, the county has hired Dr. Kathleen Burke as Director for Substance Use Initiatives.  In this role, Burke will serve as project coordinator for the FY 17 Prescription Drug/Opioid overdose-related deaths grant that was awarded by the Illinois Department of Human Services and funded by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA).

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Mother of Chicago Bulls’ Dwyane Wade to drive home deadly dangers of using heroin during Wilmington forum scheduled for March 2

Mother of Chicago Bulls’ Dwyane Wade to drive home deadly dangers of using heroin during Wilmington forum scheduled for March 2

Pastor Jolinda Wade, the mother of Dwyane Wade of the Chicago Bulls, will visit Wilmington next week to discuss her past struggles with drug addiction during a forum focusing on the heroin epidemic that is exploding across the nation.

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Workforce Center of Will County announces March 1 job fair

Workforce Center of Will County announces March 1 job fair

Area job seekers are invited to attend a weekly job fair hosted by the Workforce Services Division of Will County and the Illinois Department of Employment Security from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at the Workforce Center of Will County.

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WILL COUNTY RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO TAKE QUALITY OF LIFE SURVEY

WILL COUNTY RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO TAKE QUALITY OF LIFE SURVEY

MAPP Program Collaborative Seeks Your Input

This survey, put together by the Will County Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) Collaborative, is available online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/willcosurvey; or in Spanish at https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/willcosurveysp.  The survey is confidential and takes approximately ten minutes to complete.

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Will County to continue electronic recycling at five sites

Will County to continue electronic recycling at five sites

JOLIET – Will County will continue to offer five electronic recycling sites through intergovernmental agreements approved at the Thursday, Feb. 16, County Board meeting.

 

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Will County receives funding for Community Friendly Freight Mobility Study

Will County receives funding for Community Friendly Freight Mobility Study

Comprehensive effort bringing all stakeholders together to focus on solutions

     Will County accepted $750,000 in funding from the Illinois Department of Transportation today to support a comprehensive freight study that will help guide future planning and decision making regarding the continued growth of the freight industry in Will County.

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Will County Animal Control  enters into three-year agreements with municipalities

Will County Animal Control enters into three-year agreements with municipalities

Will County Animal Control has entered into three-year agreements with 11 municipalities that both benefit the communities and cover the county’s costs while caring for lost or abandoned animals.

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Workforce Center of Will County announces Feb. 24 job fair

Workforce Center of Will County announces Feb. 24 job fair

Area job seekers are invited to attend a weekly job fair hosted by the Workforce Services Division of Will County and the Illinois Department of Employment Security from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at the Workforce Center of Will County.

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WSD releases March workshop schedule

WSD releases March workshop schedule

The Workforce Center of Will County March schedule, which includes workshops offered by the Workforce Services Division of Will County, Illinois Department of Employment Security and Joliet Junior College, has been released.

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