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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

Solarize Chicagoland reaches third goal, lowering solar pricing

Solarize Chicagoland reaches third goal, lowering solar pricing

Bulk purchase program continues to help Chicago area businesses and homeowners

The Solarize Chicagoland group buy program surpassed its third goal when the 36th homeowner signed on to go solar.

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Will County celebrates 24th garden in the  We WILL Grow School and Community Garden Program

Will County celebrates 24th garden in the We WILL Grow School and Community Garden Program

Another garden in the We WILL Grow School and Community Garden Program was dedicated on Saturday, July 27, at All Nations Church of God in Christ, 503 S. Water St. The garden is one of 24 community gardens in the Will County program.

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Annual book recycling event to be held May 31-June 2

Annual book recycling event to be held May 31-June 2

Will County’s annual three-day book recycling event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 31-June 2 at Joliet Park District’s Pilcher Park Nature Center, 2501 Highland Park Drive.

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Rural historic structural survey under way in Monee Township

Rural historic structural survey under way in Monee Township

The Will County Historic Preservation Commission has begun structural surveys of all pre-1960 rural structures in Monee Township.

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48 Will County schools earn Earth Flag Awards

48 Will County schools earn Earth Flag Awards

Eight celebrate at annual event at Rialto Square Theater

Students from eight schools celebrated the planet and their roles in protecting it at the annual Earth Flag Awards at Rialto Square Theater.

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Joliet girl, 11, wins America Recycles Day contest

Joliet girl, 11, wins America Recycles Day contest

Friday the 13th turned out to be a lucky day for Melanie Howard this year.

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68 lose their gourds at annual Pumpkin Pitch

68 lose their gourds at annual Pumpkin Pitch

The Will County Land Use Department’s second annual Pumpkin Pitch gave participants an opportunity to get rid of pumpkins and leave with information.

 

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Deadline for annual America Recycles Day contest Nov. 15

Deadline for annual America Recycles Day contest Nov. 15

Nov.15 is America Recycles Day, and Will County wants to thank residents and non-profits for all they do to improve the environment by offering them a chance to win refurbished iPad2’s.

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Book Reuse and Recycling Event ‘busiest’ ever

Book Reuse and Recycling Event ‘busiest’ ever

About 69,000 books went home with new readers from the “busiest” Will County Reuse and Recycle Book Event to date.

Tim Anderson of the Will County Land Use Department’s Resource Recovery and Energy Division said the event at the Pilcher Park Nature Center June 5-7 “was the busiest in both number of people who attended and books.” Anderson has spearheaded the event, which began in 1999, the last four years. The event is co-sponsored by the Joliet Park District.

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Homer Glen students ready to grow

Homer Glen students ready to grow

Students, staff plant fruits, vegetables in school garden

Students gathered around the plant with its one strawberry, not yet ripe, careful not to dislodge the fruit from the vine.

The strawberry plant was one of several attractions as students, staff and guests milled around the raised garden beds at William E. Young School, christened the Young Sprouts Grow and Learn Garden, during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, May 15.

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4/1/2020 10:00 AM

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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4/2/2020 10:00 AM

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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