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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’s Aa1 rating confirmed by Moody’s Investor Service
Anastasia Tuskey
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Will County’s Aa1 rating confirmed by Moody’s Investor Service

Rating based upon county’s robust financial position and low debt burden

Will County officials announced today that Moody’s Investor Service has confirmed the county’s Aa1 credit rating. Moody’s reports that the credit position for Will County is very high quality and its Aa1 rating is slightly above the national median rating of Aa2. Notable credit factors include a robust financial position, an extensive tax base and a strong wealth and income profile. It also reflects a low debt burden and a slightly above average pension liability

“Throughout my administration, I have been committed to maintaining a cash reserve balance of 22 to 25 percent of our operating budget,” said County Executive Larry Walsh. “This has enabled the county to receive favorable rates when bonding for our capital projects which contributes to our financial health.”

Moody’s reported the county’s cash balance as a percentage of operating revenues is stronger than the United States’ median. The economy and tax bases are healthy and the median family income is higher than the national average, which are key factors in the county’s high rating. Moody’s also noted the county’s key industry sectors are retail trade, health services, and manufacturing.

“We have worked hard with our business community to keep Will County competitive in attracting new industries,” said Denise Winfrey, Will County Board Speaker. “This positive financial report is reflective of our efforts.”

“Will County’s low unemployment rate also contributes to our economic strength,” Walsh added. “I am proud Will County is able to meet its debt obligations and continue to provide excellent services for our residents.”

Will County is currently the fourth most populated county in Illinois with 692,661 residents and is expected to exceed 700,000 in the next few years.
 

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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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