In order to keep Will County residents safe during the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis and offer convenient ways to pay, Will County Treasurer Tim Brophy has announced alternate deadlines and methods to pay property taxes.
The COVID-19 crisis has dramatically impacted the workforce across the nation. Many people have lost their jobs and are looking for alternate career paths. Locally, the Workforce Services Division (WSD) of Will County, through its Employment and Employee Services, is offering paid On the Job Training in a variety of essential employment sectors.
IL Dept of Human Services offers online COVID-19 resource page
The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) has set up a COVID-19 resource page on its website at: www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=123529.
COVID-19 has changed the delivery of its services
The Will County Center for Community Concerns (WCCCC) is open for business, said Kris White, executive director. Applications are still being processed online or by telephone instead of in-person appointments.
The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced the installation of aerial cables on four bridges over the Des Plaines River in Joliet which will require short-term full bridge closures, starting at 7 a.m. Monday, April 20, weather permitting.
IDPH offering special resource during COVID-19 crisis
Illinois Call4Calm Text Line
If you or a loved one are struggling with stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic and need emotional support, text TALK to 552020 for English or HABLAR for Spanish. This service is free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. People seeking assistance will remain anonymous and will provide only their first name and zip code, which enables the service to link you to a counselor in your area who is knowledgeable about available local resources. Land line users can call (217) 545-5100 for assistance.
Despite extraordinary efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, officials from Sunny Hill Nursing Home, the Will County-owned skilled nursing care facility, have reported one resident has tested positive for the virus.
JOLIET –Will County is offering residents a way to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day while sheltering in place. Simply use your computer to click on the www.WillCountyEarthDay.com passport.
The Resource Recovery and Energy Division, under the Land Use Department, has been actively involved in statewide and Chicagoland discussions about ways to address the impact of COVID-19 as it relates to collection services.
The County building will reopen on Monday, April 13 for limited public access as a result of changes in county services due to COVID 19.
Please call first before visiting any office located in the county building.
The doors to the Workforce Center of Will County may be closed during the coronavirus pandemic, but that hasn’t stopped the staff at the Workforce Services Division of Will County from assisting job seekers.
Federal Stimulus and Unemployment FAQ
Important information regarding Unemployment Benefits and filing procedures from the Illinois Department of Employment Security.
In an effort to centralize communication from various elected officials’ offices, county departments, and agencies relating to the coronavirus crisis, the Will County Executive Office’s IT department has created a COVID-19 page on its website.
Daily Operations at Adult Detention Center have changed also
Will County Sheriff Mike Kelley is announcing changes to the daily operations of the Sheriff’s Office, Public Safety Building, 16911 W. Laraway Road in Joliet and to the Adult Detention Facility, 95 S. Chicago Street, and Video Visitation Building, 20 S. Chicago Street in Joliet.
On Monday, the Continuum of Care, a network of agencies and service providers working to end homelessness, released the Emergency Housing Assistance Plan to provide safe shelter for the homeless and those at risk of losing shelter.