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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 Reuse and Recycling Event ‘busiest’ ever
Tammy Reiher
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Book Reuse and Recycling Event ‘busiest’ ever

Book Reuse and Recycling Event ‘busiest’ ever

JOLIET --  About 69,000 books went home with new readers from the “busiest” Will County Reuse and Recycle Book Event to date.

Tim Anderson of the Will County Land Use Department’s Resource Recovery and Energy Division said the event at the Pilcher Park Nature Center June 5-7 “was the busiest in both number of people who attended and books.” Anderson has spearheaded the event, which began in 1999, the last four years. The event is co-sponsored by the Joliet Park District.

In all, an estimated 80,000 books were collected, of which about 11,000 were sent to a recycler at the event’s end. Those 11,000 included about 1,500 law books from the Will County Courthouse dropped off for recycling.

About half of the books came in from Will County schools. County libraries contributed another estimated 10,000 books.

     “The public response for the annual book event has always been positive,” said Anderson. “First-time visitors are always amazed about the Pilcher Park Nature Center and what a gem lies in the City of Joliet. With the nature center’s waterways, forest, reptiles, animals and hiking paths, I think this is part of what attracts people to the book collection event.

     “But not only that, residents can always count on finding a gem within the books for themselves, whether it be a cookbook, fiction or non-fiction. As one resident stated, ‘I come to the event every year because I know I will be bringing books back from the previous year’s event to share with someone else and they will be sharing with me. I never go home empty handed.’”

The next book event is scheduled for June 3-5, 2016, said Anderson.

For additional information about the Land Use Department and its programs, go to www.willcountygreen.com.

The Will County Land Use Department is led by Director Curt Paddock and is under County Executive Larry Walsh’s office. 

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CARES Act applications are now being accepted
Local Government Assistance

Will County is accepting applications for reimbursement through September 8.

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

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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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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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