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Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant Will County Executive

I am honored to serve as your Will County Executive. As a lifelong resident of this great county, I have witnessed many changes as we have evolved from an ag-community to a major hub in the global distribution market.  I am dedicated to building upon this status but I am equally dedicated to maintaining the quality of life for the nearly 700,000 residents and thousands of businesses and organizations that call Will County home.

Please explore our website which is filled with important information about services and departments within the County Executive office as well as connections to other county officials’ websites.

Will County is diverse, vibrant and filled with hard-working people. We have room to grow and we look forward to a great future. 

Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Will County Executive


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Free Book Reuse and Recycling Event to be Held May 31 - June 2
Matthew Libs

Free Book Reuse and Recycling Event to be Held May 31 - June 2

The Will County Resource Recovery and Energy (RRE) Division will host its annual three-day book event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 31, and Saturday-Sunday, June 1-2, at Joliet Park District’s Pilcher Park Nature Center, 2501 Highland Park Drive.

“This popular event helps promote responsible recycling and reuse of books,” said County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant. “Last year’s event was highly successful, with nearly 2,000 residents attending to drop off or pick up books.”

Schools, libraries, and individuals may bring unused and unwanted books for reuse and recycling. Hardcover and paperback books will be accepted and shared for free to attendees. Categories include fiction, non-fiction, children’s, romance, hobby, travel, health and living, religion, textbooks, periodicals and cookbooks.

The annual event prevents thousands of books from going unused or dumped into landfills. Instead, these books are redistributed at no charge to the public. Books that are not reused will be shipped for recycling at the end of the three-day event.

The event is a collaboration between Will County and the Joliet Park District.

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SLFRF Recovery

The county is providing the following document which describes plans for the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF) for Will County provided under the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act.

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