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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

Officials dedicate new Plainfield Park ‘n Ride location
Anastasia Tuskey
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Officials dedicate new Plainfield Park ‘n Ride location

Today, officials from Pace Bus, the Village of Plainfield and Will County gathered to celebrate the dedication of the new Park and Ride facility, located near 143rd Street and Van Dyke Road in Plainfield. This new facility will serve more than 500 riders each day on a direct route to Chicago.

“Will County continues to grow and our biggest asset is sound, dependable public transportation,” said Will County Executive Larry Walsh. “When this route first began in 1987, Will County had a population of 350,000. Today our population is nearly 700,000 and we are anticipated to reach one million by the year 2040. These successful partnerships are important to keep our county moving forward.”

The new Park ‘n Ride has parking spaces for 600 vehicles and is quickly reaching its capacity. Pace Bus Board of Directors Chairman Rick Kwasneski said the Bus On Shoulder service has increased 600 percent since it began in 2011.

“Plainfield, Will County, and Pace have worked together to meet the changing needs of our region,” said Rick Kwasneski, chairman of the Pace Bus Board of Directors. “This new facility is an excellent addition to our Bus On Shoulder program which provides safe transportation to more than 4,000 commuters from the suburbs into Chicago each day.”

Plainfield Mayor Mike Collins said the new location has room for expansion as ridership continues to grow. Kirk Dillard, chairman of the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) Board, said one million people in the Chicagoland area use public transit every day.

“It is imperative we continue to make investments in our public transit services,” Dillard said. “It is critical for employers to get the best employees and for these employees to get to their jobs. We are proud to be part of this growth in Will County.”

For more information on the Bus On Shoulder program, visit the Pace Bus site: www.pacebus.com
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CARES Act applications are now being accepted
 
Local Government Assistance

Will County is accepting applications from local governments for reimbursement.

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Non-Profit Application

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.

 

Tribute to Former Will County Executive Larry Walsh 10.15.2020

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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