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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

Book recycling event offered by  Will County Resource Recovery and Energy Division
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Book recycling event offered by Will County Resource Recovery and Energy Division

JOLIET – The annual Will County three-day book recycling event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday-Sunday, June 1-3, at Joliet Park District’s Pilcher Park Nature Center, 2501 Highland Park Drive.

Schools, libraries, and members of the general public can bring unused and unwanted books for reuse and recycling.  All types of hardcover and paperback books will be accepted and shared for free to anyone in attendance.  Categories include fiction, non-fiction, children’s, romance, hobby, travel, health and living, religion, textbooks, periodicals, magazines and cookbooks. 

In 2017, Will County students participated in this event by bringing children’s books to the annual Earth Flag ceremony. The Earth Flag ceremony, hosted by the Will County Land Use Department’s Resource Recovery and Energy Division, recognizes schools for their recycling efforts. Students’ participation brought well over 2,000 books to the start of the event last year.

The annual event prevents thousands of books from going unused or dumped into landfills.  Instead, these books are redistributed free of charge to promote literacy.  Books that are not reused will be shipped for recycling at the end of the three-day event.

The book event organizer, Tim Anderson of the Will County Land Use Department’s RRE Division, said, “Our goal is to promote literacy and improve the environment through recycling.”

The event is sponsored by the Will County Land Use Department’s Resource Recovery and Energy Division and the Joliet Park District. The Will County Land Use Department is under Will County Executive Larry Walsh’s office.

For more information about the event, contact Anderson at (815) 727-8834 or go to willcountygreen.com.

 

People browse the thousands of books at the 2017 book recycling event at the Pilcher Park Nature Center. People may drop off and take books for free. This year’s event will be held June 1-3. (Photo courtesy of the Will County Land Use Department)

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Will County is accepting applications from local governments for reimbursement.

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This application is now closed. Thank you for applying. If you have submitted an application to the program your application is under review. If you have questions regarding your application please email caresnfp@willcountyillinois.com.

 

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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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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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Will County Board - 9:30 a.m.

Meetings will be held in the County Board 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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