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Welcome to Will County, Illinois Website

Denise Winfrey Will County ExecutiveDear Neighbors:

Welcome to the Will County government’s main website.  Our county has been one of the fastest-growing counties in the state and the nation over the last decade and continues to be a vibrant and diverse community.  All are welcome here and we hope you choose to live, work, and raise your family in our community.

As your County Executive, I am a strong believer in transparency and collaboration to make progress for all our residents.  This website is one way we are sharing information about how your county government is working for you. 

We welcome your comments and suggestions on how we can better serve you and our community. Best wishes to you and your family!

Denise E. Winfrey

Will County Executive

 

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Will County Health Department  celebrates 50 years of  vision and hearing screening
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Will County Health Department celebrates 50 years of vision and hearing screening

JOLIET -- The Will County Health Department’s vision and hearing program will celebrate 50 years of providing screenings to the community with an open house on Friday, Aug. 26.

The program’s golden anniversary will be noted with a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday in the Administrative Conference Room.

For at least 50 years, vision and hearing technicians from the Will County Health Department have been screening children in schools, preschools and daycare centers to identify children in need of an examination by an eye doctor or physician.

Early discovery and treatment can prevent and/or alleviate many learning problems; this screening is the fastest and most economical manner of detecting possible problems in preschoolers and school-aged children. Technicians also screen adults from Cornerstone and Trinity Services.

Last year WCHD vision and hearing technicians screened 13,000 children’s vision and referred more than 700 for further evaluation. They screened 17,000 children’s hearing and referred 108 for further evaluation.

Will County Health Department’s Executive Director Susan Olenek said, “This program has touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of children in this county over its 50-plus year span.

“I remember being screened myself in grade school and it was a very positive experience.”

The Administrative Conference Center is in the main office at 501 Ella Ave. For more about this and other Health Department programs, go to www.willcountyhealth.org.

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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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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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