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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

 

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Catapult jack-o-lanterns, shred documents  at joint Will County, Lewis University event
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Catapult jack-o-lanterns, shred documents at joint Will County, Lewis University event

WILL COUNTY – The Will County Land Use Department’s Resource Recovery and Energy Division and Lewis University once again are teaming up to offer an environmentally sound way to get rid of jack-o-lanterns and documents.

The fourth annual Pumpkin Composting Collection and second Fall Shredding Event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 4, at Lewis University, 1 University Parkway, Romeoville. Lewis physics students will be on hand to help those who would like to try sending their pumpkins flying through the air on a catapult.

Some lucky participants will win prizes from the University of Illinois Extension Office, the Will County Farm Bureau, Will County and Lewis University. 

Follow the signs to the south parking area of Lewis University. People of all ages are welcome. Pumpkins must be “naked.” Pumpkins with candles, bags or boxes will not be allowed. There is a limit of five pumpkins per person. Participants may toss, roll or catapult their pumpkins and gourds.

At the 2016 event, nearly 2,000 pounds of pumpkins were pitched and nearly 3,000 pounds of documents shredded.

“Fall is the best time to start a compost. If you don’t have one in your back yard, bring your pumpkin to us. When we keep pumpkins out of the landfill, we preserve our natural resources,” said Will County Executive Larry Walsh.

Marta Keane, Recycling Program Specialist with the Resource Recovery and Energy Division, agreed. “Lewis University began collecting food scraps on campus and sending them to a professional compost facility four years ago. We are partnering to encourage more food scrap composting throughout Will County and are looking forward to seeing some flying pumpkins launched from the Physics Department’s catapult.”

For additional information about the event and Will County Land Use -RRE, go to www.willcountygreen.com. Information about how to start a compost can also be found there.  The Land Use Department is under the County Executive’s office and is led by Director Curt Paddock.

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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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Senator Dick Durbin (D, IL) pays tribute to the life and service of Larry Walsh Sr.

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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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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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