After four years of negotiations between Will County and the City of Joliet, local officials gathered today to celebrate the opening of Chicago Street, between Jefferson and Washington Streets, in downtown Joliet. This opening comes on the heels of the November opening of the new Will County Courthouse at Jefferson and Ottawa Streets.
Below is a list of the current status of operations for various offices and departments within Will County. As always, call first to ensure procedures have not changed.
Stay safe and stay home!
Will County Executive Denise Winfrey gives an update to the members of the Joliet Kiwanis Club on Mon. Nov. 16 through video conferencing. She talked about the county's largest capital campaign in its history that culminated in the opening of the courthouse earlier this month. Winfrey also talked about the challenges of county government maintaining important services to its residents in the midst of a pandemic.
Residents encouraged to contact individual offices via telephone or email
With the number of coronavirus cases rapidly rising across the state of Illinois, Will County Executive Denise Winfrey will close the County Office Building to the public beginning Monday, November 16.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers about alcohol-based hand sanitizers that are being packaged in containers that may appear as food or drinks and may put consumers at risk of serious injury or death if ingested. The agency has discovered that some hand sanitizers are being packaged in beer cans, children’s food pouches, water bottles, juice bottles and vodka bottles. Additionally, the FDA has found hand sanitizers that contain food flavors, such as chocolate or raspberry.
Will County Recycling Specialist Marta Keane has been elected to state and national roles in the field of recycling.
Three Regions Advance to Tier 2 Mitigations as Rolling Positivity Rates Continues to Steadily Increase
Governor Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are announcing additional COVID-19 mitigation efforts that will be implemented in Region 5 (Southern Illinois), Region 7 (Will and Kankakee counties), and Region 8 (Kane and DuPage counties), beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. These regions are seeing a test positivity rate that remains above 8 percent and continues to rise after more than 14-days under Tier 1 mitigations, which exceeds the threshold set for establishing additional mitigation measures under the state's Restore Illinois Resurgence Plan.
With the holiday season fast approaching and the number of COVID cases continuing to rise, the Center for Disease Control is offering these important tips for all of us and our families to enjoy a safe and healthy holiday season.
The Will County Health Department is offering a list of Free Covid-19 testing sites across Will County. For more information, call the COVID-19 Resource Coordinator at (815) 740-8984.
Illinois officials urge residents to stay vigilant in efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19