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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

 

What's Happening in Will County

Will County to receive $850,000 grant to establish Dislocated Worker program
Anastasia Tuskey
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Will County to receive $850,000 grant to establish Dislocated Worker program

Funding will create employment and training services to assist residents affected by the opioid crisis

Officials from the Workforce Services Division of Will County and the Office of Substance Use Initiatives, under the Will County Executive Office, announced the county will receive more than $850,000 from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO).

Through local partnerships, this grant will fund job training for 40 people who have been displaced from the workforce because of the opioid crisis. The grant will also increase the behavioral health resources available in the community.

“Stopping drug use is just one part of a long and complex recovery process,” said Dr. Kathleen Burke, Director of the Office of Substance Use Initiatives. “Addiction has often caused serious consequences in their lives, their family lives, at work, and in the community. Recovery coaches assist individuals with improvements in their life situation.”

Working with Governors State University’s Department of Addictions Studies and Behavioral Health, trained recovery coaches will be matched with partner sites in Will County to gain paid work experience. The partner agencies include Stepping Stones Treatment Center, Existential Treatment Center, Family Guidance, Inc., Gateway Foundation, Cornerstone Services, Solid Ground Sober Living Houses, and the Will County Health Department.

This grant will also enable participants in the program to become "Career Certified" in a two-week, work-readiness training developed by Joliet Junior College's Workforce Development department to learn soft skills including communication, business writing, developing a resume and preparing for a job search. Members of the Workforce Investment Board of Will County will serve on the advisory board for this project.


This award is part of a national $1.87 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to provide disaster-relief jobs and employment services across the nation. Will County is one of six workforce areas in Illinois to receive funding

For more information about this program, contact Burke at kathleenburke@willcountyillinois.com.

 

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CARES Act applications are now being accepted
Local Government Assistance

Will County is accepting applications from local governments for reimbursement.

Local Government Assistance Application


Small Business Assistance 

The application will be posted and accepted starting Monday, August 24. All applications must be received by Monday, September 28.

Small Business Assistance Application - English

Small Business Assistance Application -Spanish

Tribute to Will County Executive Larry Walsh
Senator Dick Durbin (D, IL) pays tribute to the life and service of Larry Walsh Sr.

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Workforce Center to host drive-through job fair  in Frankfort Township

Workforce Center to host drive-through job fair in Frankfort Township

The Workforce Center of Will County will host a drive-through job fair from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Frankfort Township office building, 11000 W. Lincoln Highway, Frankfort.  

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Workforce Center of Will County offers drive-thru job fair

Workforce Center of Will County offers drive-thru job fair

Due to the continued success of its drive-thru job fairs, the Workforce Center of Will County (WCWC) will be hosting an event from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5 at the Romeoville Village Hall, 1050 W. Romeo Road.
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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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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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